Gurdaspur (Gurdaspur BSF Post)

64 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
Niranjan Singh Male, age 33 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kotla Sultan Singh
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 23 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
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
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 17-18 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
Joginder Singh Male, age 45 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ghorewah
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 28-30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Zafarwal
Kashmir Singh Male, age 37 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kathiali
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
Mohinder Singh Male, age 22-23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Paswal
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
Tarsem Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kohar

Jalandhar District

Jalandhar II Subdistrict
Balwinder Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhogpur

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, 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

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

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 64
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

65.6% Not married 42
 
 
34.4% Married 22

If married, did the victim have children?

29.7% Yes 19
 
 
4.7% No 3


Total children surviving victims: 54


Religion

96.9% Sikh 62
 
 
3.1% Non-Sikh 2

Caste

85.9% Jat 55
 
 
14.1% Non-Jat 9

Age

3.1% 0-17 2
 
75.0% 18-33 48
 
12.5% 34-49 8
 
4.7% 50-64 3
 

Education

12.5% No education 8
 
7.8% Primary school 5
 
21.9% Middle school 14
 
31.2% High school 20
 
6.2% Some college 4
 
12.5% College degree 8
 
4.7% Graduate degree 3
 
3.1% Vocational degree 2
 

Employment

37.5% Farmer/agriculture 24
 
15.6% Student 10
 
9.4% Day labourer 6
 
4.7% Driver (bus/truck/car) 3
 
4.7% Shopkeeper 3
 
3.1% Unemployed 2
 
1.6% Mechanic 1
 
31.2% Other 20
 

Urban / Rural

87.5% Rural 56
 
 
6.2% Urban 4

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

53.1% Yes 34
 
 
45.3% No 29

Prior torture

48.4% Yes 31
 
 
4.7% No 3

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

82.8% Yes 53
 
 
17.2% No 11

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

43.2% Yes 19
 
 
63.6% No 28

Witnesses to abduction

68.8% Yes 44
 
 
1.6% No 1

Victim abduction location

20.3% Victim’s residence 13
 
15.6% Friend/relative's residence 10
 
10.9% Roadside 7
 
3.1% Bus station/stand 2
 
3.1% Police station 2
 
3.1% Checkpoint (naka) 2
 
3.1% Shop/market 2
 
1.6% Village fields 1
 
1.6% Village drain 1
 
18.8% Other 12
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

64.1% Yes 41
 
 
17.2% No 11

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

15.6% Gave no response 10
 
10.9% Denied involvement 7
 
7.8% Told family to go to another police station 5
 
6.2% Other 4
 
4.7% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 3
 
3.1% Killed victim in an “encounter” 2
 
1.6% Admitted custody only 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

9.4% Yes 6
 
 
37.5% No 24

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

85.9% Extrajudicial executions 55
 
 
14.1% Enforced disappearances 9

Number of victims per family

87.5% 1 victim 56
 
10.9% 2 victim 7
 
1.6% 4 victim 1
 

Related incidents

4.7% Genuine encounters in family 3
 
 
93.8% No genuine encounters in family 60

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

59.4% Cremated the body 38
 
1.6% Buried the body 1
 

Security forces returned body

14.1% Yes 9
 
1.6% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 1
 
70.3% No 45
 

Condition of corpse, if known

12.5% Bullet wounds 8
 
7.8% Burn marks 5
 
6.2% Broken bones 4
 
6.2% Missing hair from head or face 4
 
4.7% Bruises 3
 
4.7% Cuts/wounds 3
 
3.1% Missing fingernails 2
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

71.9% Yes 46
 
 
18.8% No 12

Security forces uniformed

90.9% Yes 40
 
 
9.1% No 4

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

76.6% Punjab Police 49
 
9.4% CRPF 6
 
6.2% BSF 4
 
3.1% Other 2
 
3.1% Criminal Investigation Agency 2
 
1.6% Black cat 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

78.1% Punjab police 50
 
4.7% BSF 3
 
4.7% Black cat 3
 
4.7% CRPF 3
 
3.1% Criminal Investigation Agency 2
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

60.9% Combatant 39
 
 
37.5% Non-combatant 24

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

6.2% Yes 4
 
 
29.7% No 19

If provided support, support was voluntary

3.1% Yes 2
 
 
3.1% No 2

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

21.9% Yes 14
 
 
76.6% No 49

Approached security officials

31.2% Yes 20
 
 
67.2% No 43

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

59.4% Afraid of retaliation 38
 
18.8% Didn’t know what to do 12
 
17.2% Believed it would have been ineffective 11
 
15.6% Couldn’t afford 10
 
4.7% Not applicable 3
 

Remedies desired from government

73.4% Monetary compensation to family 47
 
62.5% Truth commission 40
 
56.2% Employment 36
 
53.1% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 34
 
45.3% Memorial for victims 29
 
42.2% Investigations into abuses 27
 
35.9% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 23
 
34.4% Rehabilitation services to family members 22
 
7.8% Desire nothing from government 5
 
1.6% Other 1
 

Year & District 

District

14.1% Amritsar 9
 
78.1% Gurdaspur 50
 
1.6% Jalandhar 1
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
3.1% 1984 2
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
1.6% 1986 1
 
9.4% 1987 6
 
1.6% 1988 1
 
6.2% 1989 4
 
10.9% 1990 7
 
18.8% 1991 12
 
25.0% 1992 16
 
17.2% 1993 11
 
4.7% 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
 
1.6% Date Unknown 1
 

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