Pathankot

7 documented cases implicating security forces based in Pathankot:


Gurdaspur District

Batala Subdistrict
Tarlochan Singh Male, age 25-26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sangrai
Dera Baba Nanak Subdistrict
Avtar Singh Male, age 31 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rattar Chhattar
Karnail Singh Male, age 32 at time of extrajudicial execution, Gowara
Gurdaspur Subdistrict
Gurdip Singh Male, age 21-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Thikriwala
Paramjeet Singh Male, age 34 at time of extrajudicial execution, Tugalwala
Suba Singh Male, age 30-35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Talwandi

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Pathankot:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 7
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

42.9% Not married 3
 
 
57.1% Married 4

If married, did the victim have children?

57.1% Yes 4
 


Total children surviving victims: 10


Religion

100.0% Sikh 7
 

Caste

100.0% Jat 7
 

Age

71.4% 18-33 5
 
14.3% 34-49 1
 
14.3% Age unknown 1
 

Education

14.3% No education 1
 
71.4% High school 5
 
14.3% Vocational degree 1
 

Employment

28.6% Farmer/agriculture 2
 
14.3% Driver (bus/truck/car) 1
 
14.3% Mechanic 1
 
42.9% Other 3
 

Urban / Rural

100.0% Rural 7
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

57.1% Yes 4
 
 
42.9% No 3

Prior torture

28.6% Yes 2
 
 
28.6% No 2

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

71.4% Yes 5
 
 
28.6% No 2

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

33.3% Yes 1
 
 
66.7% No 2

Witnesses to abduction

42.9% Yes 3
 

Victim abduction location

28.6% Friend/relative's residence 2
 
14.3% Roadside 1
 
28.6% Other 2
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

42.9% Yes 3
 
 
28.6% No 2

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

42.9% Killed victim in an “encounter” 3
 
28.6% Other 2
 
14.3% Gave no response 1
 
14.3% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 1
 
14.3% Told family to go to another police station 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
57.1% No 4

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

100.0% Extrajudicial executions 7
 
 
0.0% Enforced disappearances 0

Number of victims per family

100.0% 1 victim 7
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 7

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

100.0% Cremated the body 7
 

Security forces returned body

0.0% Yes 0
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
100.0% No 7
 

Condition of corpse, if known

14.3% Bruises 1
 
14.3% Cuts/wounds 1
 
14.3% Other 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

71.4% Yes 5
 
 
28.6% No 2

Security forces uniformed

133.3% Yes 4
 
 
0.0% No 0

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

71.4% Punjab Police 5
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

85.7% Punjab police 6
 
14.3% BSF 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

57.1% Combatant 4
 
 
42.9% Non-combatant 3

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
42.9% No 3

If provided support, support was voluntary

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

28.6% Yes 2
 
 
71.4% No 5

Approached security officials

71.4% Yes 5
 
 
28.6% No 2

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

57.1% Couldn’t afford 4
 
42.9% Afraid of retaliation 3
 
42.9% Didn’t know what to do 3
 
28.6% Believed it would have been ineffective 2
 

Remedies desired from government

71.4% Monetary compensation to family 5
 
71.4% Rehabilitation services to family members 5
 
57.1% Memorial for victims 4
 
42.9% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 3
 
42.9% Employment 3
 
42.9% Truth commission 3
 
42.9% Investigations into abuses 3
 
28.6% Desire nothing from government 2
 
14.3% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 1
 
14.3% Other 1
 

Year & District 

District

100.0% Gurdaspur 7
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
14.3% 1984 1
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
0.0% 1986 0
 
0.0% 1987 0
 
0.0% 1988 0
 
0.0% 1989 0
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
57.1% 1991 4
 
14.3% 1992 1
 
0.0% 1993 0
 
14.3% 1994 1
 
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
 
0.0% Date Unknown 0
 

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