Gurdaspur (Gurdaspur BSF Post)

61 documented cases implicating security forces based in Gurdaspur (Gurdaspur BSF Post):


Amritsar District

Ajnala Subdistrict
Baldev Singh Male, age 30-32 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kohala
Amritsar I Subdistrict
Kuldeep Singh Male, age 35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Marari Khurd
Ranjit Singh Male, age 37 at time of disappearance, Gadli
Amritsar II Subdistrict
Gurwinder Singh Male, age 20-22 at time of disappearance, Attalgarh
Baba Bakala Subdistrict
Chanchal Singh Male, age 27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Uchoke Kalan
Dilbagh Singh Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sathiala
Patti Subdistrict
Ajaib Singh Male, age 39-40 at time of extrajudicial execution, Thakarpura
Surjit Singh Male, age 15-16 at time of extrajudicial execution, Madar Mathra Bhagi

Gurdaspur District

Batala Subdistrict
Darshan Singh Male, age 25-30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Awan
Hardiyal Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Udhowal
Harjinder Singh Male, age 21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Udhowali
Harjit Singh Male, age 20-25 at time of disappearance, Kalian
Heera Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Qila Lal Singh
Joginder Singh Male, age 17-18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Malludawara
Lakhwinder Singh Male, age 17-18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sheikhwan
Major Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Awan
Makhan Singh Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Chhit
Maluk Singh Male, age 30-31 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mandiala
Mangal Singh Male, age 32-35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Meeke
Sucha Singh Male, age 45 at time of extrajudicial execution, Lailla
Sukhdev Singh Male, age 23-25 at time of disappearance, Dhanda
Tarlochan Singh Male, age 20-21 at time of disappearance, Kalian
Dera Baba Nanak Subdistrict
Nishan Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ransinke Tilla
Sukhdev Singh Male, age 55 at time of extrajudicial execution, Qadian
Gurdaspur Subdistrict
Baldev Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of disappearance, Tung
Baldev Singh Male, age 35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dorangla
Balwinder Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Panwan
Bawa Singh Male, age 40-42 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jharoli
Dilbagh Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kang
Diljeet Singh Male, age 22-23 at time of disappearance, Dehriwala
Gurmeet Singh Male, age 18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Gurdaspur
Gurmej Singh Male, age 33 at time of extrajudicial execution, Buttar Kalan
Hargobinder Singh Male, age 32 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kala Bala
Harjinder Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kahnuwan
Heera Singh Male, age 30-31 at time of extrajudicial execution, Babri Nangal
Jagtar Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Gazikot
Karam Singh Male, age 60 at time of extrajudicial execution, Masat Kot
Karnail Singh Male, age 30-35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dhariwal
Kashmir Singh Male, age 37 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kathiali
Kashmir Singh Male, age 28-30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Zafarwal
Kirpal Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Talwandi
Kuldip Singh Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sandhwan
Kulwant Singh Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Gunopur
Manjit Singh Male, age 17 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ram Nagar
Manjit Singh Male, age 28 at time of disappearance, Alawalpur
Manohar Singh Male, age 26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kahnuwan
Ninder Masih Male, age 18-19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Amargarh
Paramjeet Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Hem Rajpur
Pargat Maseeh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Athwal
Parminder Pal Singh Male, age 21-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ladhpur
Parminder Singh Male, age 31 at time of extrajudicial execution, Gurdaspur
Ranjot Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kang
Satwant Singh Male, age 26 at time of disappearance, Arjanpur
Sewa Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhopar Saidan
Shingara Singh Male, age 33-34 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sadda
Sukhjinder Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Tung
Sulakhan Singh Male, age 29 at time of extrajudicial execution, Hem Rajpur

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 19 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 50 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Gurdaspur (Gurdaspur BSF Post):

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 61
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

65.6% Not married 40
 
 
34.4% Married 21

If married, did the victim have children?

29.5% Yes 18
 
 
4.9% No 3


Total children surviving victims: 53


Religion

96.7% Sikh 59
 
 
3.3% Non-Sikh 2

Caste

85.2% Jat 52
 
 
14.8% Non-Jat 9

Age

3.3% 0-17 2
 
75.4% 18-33 46
 
11.5% 34-49 7
 
4.9% 50-64 3
 

Education

11.5% No education 7
 
6.6% Primary school 4
 
23.0% Middle school 14
 
32.8% High school 20
 
6.6% Some college 4
 
11.5% College degree 7
 
4.9% Graduate degree 3
 
3.3% Vocational degree 2
 

Employment

37.7% Farmer/agriculture 23
 
14.8% Student 9
 
8.2% Day labourer 5
 
4.9% Driver (bus/truck/car) 3
 
4.9% Shopkeeper 3
 
3.3% Unemployed 2
 
1.6% Mechanic 1
 
32.8% Other 20
 

Urban / Rural

88.5% Rural 54
 
 
4.9% Urban 3

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

52.5% Yes 32
 
 
45.9% No 28

Prior torture

47.5% Yes 29
 
 
4.9% No 3

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

83.6% Yes 51
 
 
16.4% No 10

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

43.2% Yes 19
 
 
61.4% No 27

Witnesses to abduction

72.1% Yes 44
 
 
1.6% No 1

Victim abduction location

21.3% Victim’s residence 13
 
13.1% Friend/relative's residence 8
 
9.8% Roadside 6
 
3.3% Bus station/stand 2
 
3.3% Shop/market 2
 
3.3% Checkpoint (naka) 2
 
3.3% Police station 2
 
1.6% Village drain 1
 
1.6% Village fields 1
 
21.3% Other 13
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

63.9% Yes 39
 
 
18.0% No 11

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

16.4% Gave no response 10
 
11.5% Denied involvement 7
 
6.6% Told family to go to another police station 4
 
4.9% Other 3
 
4.9% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 3
 
3.3% Killed victim in an “encounter” 2
 
1.6% Admitted custody only 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

8.2% Yes 5
 
 
41.0% No 25

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

85.2% Extrajudicial executions 52
 
 
14.8% Enforced disappearances 9

Number of victims per family

88.5% 1 victim 54
 
9.8% 2 victims 6
 
1.6% 4 victims 1
 

Related incidents

4.9% Genuine encounters in family 3
 
 
93.4% No genuine encounters in family 57

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

60.7% Cremated the body 37
 
1.6% Buried the body 1
 

Security forces returned body

13.1% Yes 8
 
1.6% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 1
 
70.5% No 43
 

Condition of corpse, if known

11.5% Bullet wounds 7
 
8.2% Burn marks 5
 
4.9% Bruises 3
 
4.9% Broken bones 3
 
3.3% Cuts/wounds 2
 
3.3% Missing hair from head or face 2
 
1.6% Missing fingernails 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

70.5% Yes 43
 
 
21.3% No 13

Security forces uniformed

90.9% Yes 40
 
 
9.1% No 4

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

73.8% Punjab Police 45
 
8.2% CRPF 5
 
6.6% BSF 4
 
3.3% Other 2
 
1.6% Criminal Investigation Agency 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

78.7% Punjab police 48
 
4.9% CRPF 3
 
3.3% BSF 2
 
3.3% Criminal Investigation Agency 2
 
1.6% Black cat 1
 
1.6% Army 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

60.7% Combatant 37
 
 
37.7% Non-combatant 23

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

6.6% Yes 4
 
 
29.5% No 18

If provided support, support was voluntary

3.3% Yes 2
 
 
3.3% No 2

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

23.0% Yes 14
 
 
75.4% No 46

Approached security officials

31.1% Yes 19
 
 
67.2% No 41

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

59.0% Afraid of retaliation 36
 
18.0% Didn’t know what to do 11
 
16.4% Believed it would have been ineffective 10
 
13.1% Couldn’t afford 8
 
4.9% Not applicable 3
 

Remedies desired from government

75.4% Monetary compensation to family 46
 
60.7% Truth commission 37
 
57.4% Employment 35
 
50.8% Criminal Sanctions against those responsible 31
 
44.3% Memorial for victims 27
 
41.0% Investigations into abuses 25
 
36.1% Rehabilitation services to family members 22
 
34.4% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 21
 
8.2% Desire nothing from government 5
 
1.6% Other 1
 

Time & Place  

District

13.1% Amritsar 8
 
80.3% Gurdaspur 49
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
3.3% 1984 2
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
1.6% 1986 1
 
8.2% 1987 5
 
3.3% 1988 2
 
6.6% 1989 4
 
11.5% 1990 7
 
16.4% 1991 10
 
26.2% 1992 16
 
16.4% 1993 10
 
4.9% 1994 3
 
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
 

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