Ajnala (Riar)

34 documented cases implicating security forces based in Ajnala (Riar):


Amritsar District

Ajnala Subdistrict
Balbir Singh Male, age 26-27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kaulowal
Daljit Singh Male, age 32 at time of extrajudicial execution, Anayatpura
Davinder Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Chainpur
Gurcharn Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Makam
Gurmej Singh Male, age 45 at time of extrajudicial execution, Chogawan
Gurmukh Singh Male, age 21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kallo Mahal
Jangi Massi Male, age 22-23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Karyal
Jasbir Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ajnala
Kartar Singh Male, age 35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Adliwala
Kawaljit Kaur Female, age 1 at time of extrajudicial execution, Boparai Khurd
Kuldip Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Gujjarpura
Major Singh Male, age 21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kaulowal
Major Singh Male, age 20-21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Shahura
Manjit Singh Male, age 31-32 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dial Bharang
Prithipal Singh Male, age 17-18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhure Gill
Satnam Singh Male, age 27-28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kakar
Satnam Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Nangal Tola
Sukhdev Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bohlian
Sukhjit Singh Male, age 23-24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dial Bharang
Sukhwinder Singh Male, age 23-24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kot Razada
Sulakhan Singh Male, age 35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Boparai Khurd
Surjit Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kotla Sadar
Tarsem Singh Male, age 17-18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Fatehwal
Amritsar I Subdistrict
Manjinder Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Wadala Viram
Narinder Singh Male, age 31-32 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jalalpura
Sukhwinder Singh Male, age 27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Athwal
Amritsar II Subdistrict
Dawinder Singh Male, age 18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Chheharta Sahib
Harbans Singh Male, age 40-45 at time of extrajudicial execution, Amritsar
Veer Singh Male, age 30-32 at time of extrajudicial execution, Amritsar
Patti Subdistrict
Surinder Singh Male, age 18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mehdipur
Tarn Taran Subdistrict
Bhajan Singh Male, age 20-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Warana

Gurdaspur District

Dera Baba Nanak Subdistrict
Manjeet Singh Male, age 22-23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Shahpur Jajan

Jalandhar District

Nakodar Subdistrict
Jaspal Singh Male, age 19-20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Nangal Jiwan

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 25-26 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Ajnala (Riar):

Victim Demographics 

Gender

97.1% Male 33
 
 
2.9% Female 1

Marital status

64.7% Not married 22
 
 
35.3% Married 12

If married, did the victim have children?

32.4% Yes 11
 
 
2.9% No 1


Total children surviving victims: 36


Religion

94.1% Sikh 32
 
 
5.9% Non-Sikh 2

Caste

79.4% Jat 27
 
 
20.6% Non-Jat 7

Age

2.9% 0-17 1
 
79.4% 18-33 27
 
11.8% 34-49 4
 

Education

26.5% No education 9
 
17.6% Primary school 6
 
17.6% Middle school 6
 
35.3% High school 12
 
2.9% Vocational degree 1
 

Employment

50.0% Farmer/agriculture 17
 
11.8% Day labourer 4
 
5.9% Driver (bus/truck/car) 2
 
5.9% Student 2
 
2.9% Unemployed 1
 
2.9% Shopkeeper 1
 
2.9% Mechanic 1
 
20.6% Other 7
 

Urban / Rural

85.3% Rural 29
 
 
11.8% Urban 4

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

44.1% Yes 15
 
 
55.9% No 19

Prior torture

35.3% Yes 12
 
 
8.8% No 3

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

82.4% Yes 28
 
 
17.6% No 6

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

19.0% Yes 4
 
 
90.5% No 19

Witnesses to abduction

61.8% Yes 21
 
 
5.9% No 2

Victim abduction location

23.5% Roadside 8
 
20.6% Victim’s residence 7
 
11.8% Friend/relative's residence 4
 
8.8% Village fields 3
 
5.9% Shop/market 2
 
11.8% Other 4
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

67.6% Yes 23
 
 
14.7% No 5

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

17.6% Other 6
 
17.6% Gave no response 6
 
8.8% Killed victim in an “encounter” 3
 
8.8% Denied involvement 3
 
2.9% Admitted custody only 1
 
2.9% Victim accidentally killed in custody 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

2.9% Yes 1
 
 
58.8% No 20

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

100.0% Extrajudicial executions 34
 
 
0.0% Enforced disappearances 0

Number of victims per family

79.4% 1 victim 27
 
14.7% 2 victim 5
 
5.9% 3 victim 2
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 34

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

29.4% Cremated the body 10
 

Security forces returned body

11.8% Yes 4
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
88.2% No 30
 

Condition of corpse, if known

5.9% Bullet wounds 2
 
2.9% Other 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

52.9% Yes 18
 
 
32.4% No 11

Security forces uniformed

95.2% Yes 20
 
 
4.8% No 1

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

79.4% Punjab Police 27
 
26.5% CRPF 9
 
2.9% Army 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

94.1% Punjab police 32
 
17.6% CRPF 6
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

52.9% Combatant 18
 
 
44.1% Non-combatant 15

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

17.6% Yes 6
 
 
26.5% No 9

If provided support, support was voluntary

11.8% Yes 4
 
 
5.9% No 2

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

64.7% Yes 22
 
 
35.3% No 12

Approached security officials

44.1% Yes 15
 
 
55.9% No 19

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

20.6% Afraid of retaliation 7
 
14.7% Believed it would have been ineffective 5
 
8.8% Didn’t know what to do 3
 

Remedies desired from government

70.6% Monetary compensation to family 24
 
55.9% Truth commission 19
 
50.0% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 17
 
47.1% Employment 16
 
38.2% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 13
 
14.7% Rehabilitation services to family members 5
 
14.7% Memorial for victims 5
 
14.7% Investigations into abuses 5
 
5.9% Desire nothing from government 2
 
2.9% Other 1
 

Year & District 

District

91.2% Amritsar 31
 
2.9% Gurdaspur 1
 
2.9% Jalandhar 1
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
0.0% 1984 0
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
0.0% 1986 0
 
35.3% 1987 12
 
14.7% 1988 5
 
14.7% 1989 5
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
8.8% 1991 3
 
17.6% 1992 6
 
2.9% 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
 
5.9% Date Unknown 2
 

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