Talwandi Sabo

8 documented cases implicating security forces based in Talwandi Sabo:


Bathinda District

Bathinda Subdistrict
Baljeet Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Lehra Bega
Talwandi Sabo Subdistrict
Chand Singh Male, age 23-24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mirziana
Gurcharan Singh Male, age 18-20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Golewala
Lachman Singh Male, age 30-31 at time of extrajudicial execution, Manwala Urf Kishangarh
Rajpal Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ramsara

Mansa District

Mansa Subdistrict
Mahinder Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Burj Hari
Sardulgarh Subdistrict
Sakina Begam Female, age 21-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhama Kalan
Vasir Mohamad Male, age 22-23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhama Kalan

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Talwandi Sabo:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

87.5% Male 7
 
 
12.5% Female 1

Marital status

50.0% Not married 4
 
 
50.0% Married 4

If married, did the victim have children?

25.0% Yes 2
 
 
25.0% No 2


Total children surviving victims: 4


Religion

100.0% Sikh 8
 

Caste

62.5% Non-Jat 5
 
 
37.5% Jat 3

Age

100.0% 18-33 8
 

Education

25.0% No education 2
 
62.5% High school 5
 
12.5% Graduate degree 1
 

Employment

25.0% Farmer/agriculture 2
 
12.5% Student 1
 
12.5% Housewife 1
 
50.0% Other 4
 

Urban / Rural

100.0% Rural 8
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

50.0% Yes 4
 
 
50.0% No 4

Prior torture

37.5% Yes 3
 
 
12.5% No 1

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

62.5% Yes 5
 
 
37.5% No 3

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

20.0% Yes 1
 
 
60.0% No 3

Witnesses to abduction

62.5% Yes 5
 

Victim abduction location

25.0% Friend/relative's residence 2
 
12.5% Police station 1
 
12.5% Bus station/stand 1
 
12.5% Other 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

62.5% Yes 5
 
 
0.0% No 0

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

12.5% Gave no response 1
 
12.5% Other 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
62.5% No 5

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

100.0% Extrajudicial executions 8
 
 
0.0% Enforced disappearances 0

Number of victims per family

75.0% 1 victim 6
 
25.0% 3 victim 2
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 8

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

25.0% Dumped body in canal or river 2
 
12.5% Cremated the body 1
 

Security forces returned body

0.0% Yes 0
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
100.0% No 8
 

Condition of corpse, if known


Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

87.5% Yes 7
 
 
12.5% No 1

Security forces uniformed

80.0% Yes 4
 
 
20.0% No 1

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

62.5% Punjab Police 5
 
25.0% Criminal Investigation Agency 2
 
12.5% CRPF 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

100.0% Punjab police 8
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

75.0% Combatant 6
 
 
25.0% Non-combatant 2

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

12.5% Yes 1
 
 
12.5% No 1

If provided support, support was voluntary

12.5% Yes 1
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

37.5% Yes 3
 
 
62.5% No 5

Approached security officials

25.0% Yes 2
 
 
75.0% No 6

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

37.5% Afraid of retaliation 3
 
37.5% Couldn’t afford 3
 
25.0% Didn’t know what to do 2
 
12.5% Other 1
 

Remedies desired from government

87.5% Truth commission 7
 
62.5% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 5
 
62.5% Monetary compensation to family 5
 
50.0% Investigations into abuses 4
 
50.0% Employment 4
 
25.0% Rehabilitation services to family members 2
 
25.0% Memorial for victims 2
 
25.0% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 2
 

Year & District 

District

62.5% Bathinda 5
 
37.5% Mansa 3
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
0.0% 1984 0
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
0.0% 1986 0
 
0.0% 1987 0
 
0.0% 1988 0
 
0.0% 1989 0
 
12.5% 1990 1
 
0.0% 1991 0
 
25.0% 1992 2
 
37.5% 1993 3
 
0.0% 1994 0
 
0.0% 1995 0
 
0.0% 1996 0
 
0.0% 1997 0
 
0.0% 1998 0
 
0.0% 1999 0
 
0.0% 2000 0
 
0.0% 2001 0
 
0.0% 2002 0
 
0.0% 2003 0
 
0.0% 2004 0
 
0.0% 2005 0
 
0.0% 2006 0
 
0.0% 2007 0
 
0.0% 2012 0
 
25.0% Date Unknown 2
 

Boundaries based on the 2001 census. Read about our methodology.