Dinanagar

6 documented cases implicating security forces based in Dinanagar:


Gurdaspur District

Batala Subdistrict
Bisantar Singh Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Damodar
Gurdaspur Subdistrict
Buta Singh Male, age 47 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jandey
Joginder Singh Male, age 28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Beri
Manohar Singh Male, age 26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kahnuwan
Suba Singh Male, age 30-35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Talwandi

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 40-45 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Dinanagar:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 6
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

33.3% Not married 2
 
 
66.7% Married 4

If married, did the victim have children?

66.7% Yes 4
 


Total children surviving victims: 12


Religion

100.0% Sikh 6
 

Caste

83.3% Jat 5
 
 
16.7% Non-Jat 1

Age

66.7% 18-33 4
 
33.3% 34-49 2
 

Education

16.7% No education 1
 
16.7% Middle school 1
 
50.0% High school 3
 
16.7% Vocational degree 1
 

Employment

50.0% Farmer/agriculture 3
 
33.3% Shopkeeper 2
 
33.3% Other 2
 

Urban / Rural

83.3% Rural 5
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

83.3% Yes 5
 
 
16.7% No 1

Prior torture

66.7% Yes 4
 
 
16.7% No 1

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

100.0% Yes 6
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

40.0% Yes 2
 
 
80.0% No 4

Witnesses to abduction

83.3% Yes 5
 

Victim abduction location

66.7% Friend/relative's residence 4
 
16.7% Bus station/stand 1
 
16.7% Other 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

100.0% Yes 6
 
 
0.0% No 0

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

16.7% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 1
 
16.7% Told family to go to another police station 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

16.7% Yes 1
 
 
50.0% No 3

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

100.0% Extrajudicial executions 6
 
 
0.0% Enforced disappearances 0

Number of victims per family

100.0% 1 victim 6
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 6

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

50.0% Cremated the body 3
 

Security forces returned body

0.0% Yes 0
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
100.0% No 6
 

Condition of corpse, if known


Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

100.0% Yes 6
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security forces uniformed

60.0% Yes 3
 
 
20.0% No 1

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

100.0% Punjab Police 6
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

83.3% Punjab police 5
 
16.7% BSF 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

33.3% Combatant 2
 
 
66.7% Non-combatant 4

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
50.0% No 3

If provided support, support was voluntary

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

16.7% Yes 1
 
 
83.3% No 5

Approached security officials

16.7% Yes 1
 
 
83.3% No 5

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

66.7% Afraid of retaliation 4
 
50.0% Believed it would have been ineffective 3
 
16.7% Couldn’t afford 1
 

Remedies desired from government

66.7% Monetary compensation to family 4
 
50.0% Investigations into abuses 3
 
50.0% Memorial for victims 3
 
33.3% Rehabilitation services to family members 2
 
33.3% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 2
 
33.3% Employment 2
 
16.7% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 1
 
16.7% Truth commission 1
 
16.7% Desire nothing from government 1
 
16.7% Other 1
 

Year & District 

District

83.3% Gurdaspur 5
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
16.7% 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
 
16.7% 1991 1
 
50.0% 1992 3
 
16.7% 1993 1
 
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
 
0.0% Date Unknown 0
 

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