Raja Sansi

15 documented cases implicating security forces based in Raja Sansi:


Amritsar District

Ajnala Subdistrict
Dhir Singh Male, age 44-45 at time of extrajudicial execution, Pairewal
Hardeep Singh Male, age 20-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Tareen
Rashpal Singh Male, age 20-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Nangal Tola
Resham Singh Male, age 20-29 at time of extrajudicial execution, Harse Chhina Patti Varnali
Sakatar Singh Male, age 18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Nangal Tola
Sarwan Singh Male, age 40 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sarangra
Sucha Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Harse Chhina Patti Subazpura
Tasbir Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Adliwala
Amritsar I Subdistrict
Balbir Singh Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Begewal
Amritsar II Subdistrict
Davinder Singh Male, age 26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Amritsar
Pargat Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Amritsar
Sukhdev Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Basarke
Patti Subdistrict
Sharanpal Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Singhpura
Tarn Taran Subdistrict
Pargat Singh Male, age 15 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mahna

Gurdaspur District

Batala Subdistrict
Kuljit Singh Male, age 27-28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Daulatpur

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Raja Sansi:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 15
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

66.7% Not married 10
 
 
33.3% Married 5

If married, did the victim have children?

33.3% Yes 5
 


Total children surviving victims: 5


Religion

100.0% Sikh 15
 

Caste

86.7% Jat 13
 
 
13.3% Non-Jat 2

Age

6.7% 0-17 1
 
80.0% 18-33 12
 
13.3% 34-49 2
 

Education

13.3% No education 2
 
26.7% Primary school 4
 
6.7% Middle school 1
 
46.7% High school 7
 
6.7% Some college 1
 

Employment

66.7% Farmer/agriculture 10
 
13.3% Driver (bus/truck/car) 2
 
6.7% Unemployed 1
 
6.7% Mechanic 1
 
20.0% Other 3
 

Urban / Rural

86.7% Rural 13
 
 
13.3% Urban 2

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

60.0% Yes 9
 
 
40.0% No 6

Prior torture

46.7% Yes 7
 
 
13.3% No 2

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

60.0% Yes 9
 
 
40.0% No 6

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

28.6% Yes 2
 
 
57.1% No 4

Witnesses to abduction

46.7% Yes 7
 

Victim abduction location

13.3% Friend/relative's residence 2
 
13.3% Victim’s residence 2
 
13.3% Roadside 2
 
20.0% Other 3
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

33.3% Yes 5
 
 
26.7% No 4

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

13.3% Gave no response 2
 
13.3% Other 2
 
6.7% Killed victim in an “encounter” 1
 
6.7% Admitted custody only 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

6.7% Yes 1
 
 
40.0% No 6

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

100.0% Extrajudicial executions 15
 
 
0.0% Enforced disappearances 0

Number of victims per family

93.3% 1 victim 14
 
6.7% 2 victim 1
 

Related incidents

6.7% Genuine encounters in family 1
 
 
93.3% No genuine encounters in family 14

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

80.0% Cremated the body 12
 

Security forces returned body

13.3% Yes 2
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
86.7% No 13
 

Condition of corpse, if known

26.7% Bullet wounds 4
 
13.3% Broken bones 2
 
6.7% Bruises 1
 
6.7% Cuts/wounds 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

46.7% Yes 7
 
 
20.0% No 3

Security forces uniformed

85.7% Yes 6
 
 
0.0% No 0

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

60.0% Punjab Police 9
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

93.3% Punjab police 14
 
6.7% CRPF 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

60.0% Combatant 9
 
 
33.3% Non-combatant 5

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

20.0% Yes 3
 
 
13.3% No 2

If provided support, support was voluntary

6.7% Yes 1
 
 
13.3% No 2

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

73.3% Yes 11
 
 
26.7% No 4

Approached security officials

33.3% Yes 5
 
 
66.7% No 10

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

26.7% Afraid of retaliation 4
 
6.7% Didn’t know what to do 1
 
6.7% Believed it would have been ineffective 1
 

Remedies desired from government

86.7% Employment 13
 
86.7% Monetary compensation to family 13
 
60.0% Truth commission 9
 
46.7% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 7
 
40.0% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 6
 
20.0% Investigations into abuses 3
 
13.3% Rehabilitation services to family members 2
 
6.7% Other 1
 

Year & District 

District

93.3% Amritsar 14
 
6.7% Gurdaspur 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
 
0.0% 1987 0
 
0.0% 1988 0
 
0.0% 1989 0
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
26.7% 1991 4
 
66.7% 1992 10
 
6.7% 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.