Sri Hargobindpur

41 documented cases implicating security forces based in Sri Hargobindpur:


Amritsar District

Amritsar I Subdistrict
Dilbag Singh Male, age 21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kathu Nangal
Amritsar II Subdistrict
Balbir Singh Male, age 35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Amritsar
Baba Bakala Subdistrict
Dalbir Singh Male, age 19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Shahpur

Gurdaspur District

Batala Subdistrict
Amrik Singh Male, age 21-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Gulbob
Avtar Singh Male, age 20 at time of disappearance, Sri Hargobindpur
Baldev Singh Male, age 28-30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhamri
Balwinder Singh Male, age 17-18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhagtupur
Daljit Singh Male, age 22-23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kandila
Darshan Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhagtupur
Davinder Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kiri Afgana
Dilbag Singh Male, age 20-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bolewal
Dilbag Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Manesh
Gajjan Singh Male, age 28-29 at time of extrajudicial execution, Aulakh
Gurpal Singh Male, age 30-32 at time of extrajudicial execution, Nangal Jhawar
Harbhajan Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khojala
Hardyal Singh Male, age 18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khojala
Heera Singh Male, age 18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Nangal Jhawar
Jagdish Singh Male, age 19-20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Diya
Jagtar Singh Male, age 25-30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhamri
Jaswant Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Madra
Keval Singh Male, age 18-19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sakhowal
Kuljit Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sri Hargobindpur
Kulwant Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Cheema
Lakhbir Singh Male, age 32-33 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rasulpur
Major Singh Male, age 18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Manesh
Major Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Awan
Malkit Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mari Panwan
Mangal Singh Male, age 25-27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dharamkot
Mangal Singh Male, age 32-35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Meeke
Nirmal Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Chhit
Nirmal Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Cheema
Punjab Singh Male, age 19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dhapai
Shamsher Singh Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bahadurpur Rajoa
Sukhdev Singh Male, age 25-26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dharamkot
Sukhdev Singh Male, age 22-23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Cheema
Sulinder Singh Male, age 28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Galowal
Surjit Singh Male, age 18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhamri
Gurdaspur Subdistrict
Balkar Singh Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jiwanwal
Saroop Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rura Buttar

Kapurthala District

Bhulath Subdistrict
Amarjit Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Begowal

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Sri Hargobindpur:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 41
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

70.7% Not married 29
 
 
29.3% Married 12

If married, did the victim have children?

22.0% Yes 9
 
 
7.3% No 3


Total children surviving victims: 23


Religion

100.0% Sikh 41
 

Caste

78.0% Jat 32
 
 
22.0% Non-Jat 9

Age

95.1% 18-33 39
 
2.4% 34-49 1
 

Education

17.1% No education 7
 
7.3% Primary school 3
 
26.8% Middle school 11
 
41.5% High school 17
 
4.9% College degree 2
 
2.4% Vocational degree 1
 

Employment

46.3% Farmer/agriculture 19
 
12.2% Day labourer 5
 
9.8% Student 4
 
4.9% Unemployed 2
 
4.9% Mechanic 2
 
4.9% Driver (bus/truck/car) 2
 
2.4% Shopkeeper 1
 
19.5% Other 8
 

Urban / Rural

87.8% Rural 36
 
 
9.8% Urban 4

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

48.8% Yes 20
 
 
51.2% No 21

Prior torture

41.5% Yes 17
 
 
7.3% No 3

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

75.6% Yes 31
 
 
24.4% No 10

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

44.0% Yes 11
 
 
76.0% No 19

Witnesses to abduction

61.0% Yes 25
 
 
4.9% No 2

Victim abduction location

31.7% Victim’s residence 13
 
12.2% Roadside 5
 
9.8% Friend/relative's residence 4
 
4.9% Village fields 2
 
2.4% Village drain 1
 
2.4% Checkpoint (naka) 1
 
9.8% Other 4
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

61.0% Yes 25
 
 
14.6% No 6

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

7.3% Other 3
 
7.3% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 3
 
7.3% Told family to go to another police station 3
 
4.9% Gave no response 2
 
2.4% Victim killed by militants 1
 
2.4% Denied involvement 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
36.6% No 15

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

97.6% Extrajudicial executions 40
 
 
2.4% Enforced disappearances 1

Number of victims per family

80.5% 1 victim 33
 
19.5% 2 victims 8
 

Related incidents

2.4% Genuine encounters in family 1
 
 
97.6% No genuine encounters in family 40

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

53.7% Cremated the body 22
 

Security forces returned body

4.9% Yes 2
 
2.4% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 1
 
90.2% No 37
 

Condition of corpse, if known

7.3% Bullet wounds 3
 
2.4% Other 1
 
2.4% Broken bones 1
 
2.4% Missing fingernails 1
 
2.4% Bruises 1
 
2.4% Cuts/wounds 1
 
2.4% Burn marks 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

82.9% Yes 34
 
 
12.2% No 5

Security forces uniformed

88.0% Yes 22
 
 
8.0% No 2

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

68.3% Punjab Police 28
 
9.8% BSF 4
 
7.3% CRPF 3
 
4.9% Black cat 2
 
2.4% Other 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

95.1% Punjab police 39
 
12.2% CRPF 5
 
12.2% Black cat 5
 
4.9% BSF 2
 
2.4% Other 1
 
2.4% Army 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

53.7% Combatant 22
 
 
41.5% Non-combatant 17

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

9.8% Yes 4
 
 
31.7% No 13

If provided support, support was voluntary

7.3% Yes 3
 
 
2.4% No 1

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

22.0% Yes 9
 
 
78.0% No 32

Approached security officials

19.5% Yes 8
 
 
80.5% No 33

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

58.5% Afraid of retaliation 24
 
22.0% Couldn’t afford 9
 
19.5% Didn’t know what to do 8
 
19.5% Believed it would have been ineffective 8
 
4.9% Not applicable 2
 
2.4% Other 1
 

Remedies desired from government

87.8% Monetary compensation to family 36
 
65.9% Truth commission 27
 
65.9% Employment 27
 
61.0% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 25
 
48.8% Criminal Sanctions against those responsible 20
 
48.8% Rehabilitation services to family members 20
 
48.8% Investigations into abuses 20
 
41.5% Memorial for victims 17
 
4.9% Other 2
 
2.4% Desire nothing from government 1
 

Year & District  

District

7.3% Amritsar 3
 
87.8% Gurdaspur 36
 
2.4% Kapurthala 1
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
2.4% 1984 1
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
0.0% 1986 0
 
0.0% 1987 0
 
12.2% 1988 5
 
7.3% 1989 3
 
2.4% 1990 1
 
29.3% 1991 12
 
31.7% 1992 13
 
12.2% 1993 5
 
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
 

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