Bhulath

11 documented cases implicating security forces based in Bhulath:


Amritsar District

Patti Subdistrict
Sarbjit Singh Male, age 17 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bua

Gurdaspur District

Gurdaspur Subdistrict
Kulwant Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Lopa

Hoshiarpur District

Dasuya Subdistrict
Jaswant Singh Male, age 30 at time of disappearance, Alawal Isa

Jalandhar District

Jalandhar II Subdistrict
Balbir Singh Male, age 17 at time of extrajudicial execution, Pattar Kalan

Kapurthala District

Bhulath Subdistrict
Dhandev Singh Male, age 21-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Baryar
Gurmeet Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khassan
Harjit Singh Male, age 26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhagwanpur
Joginder Singh Male, age 28-29 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khassan
Joginder Singh Male, age 22-23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khassan
Satpal Singh Male, age 30-35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mand Raipur Araian
Sukhwinder Singh Male, age 35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bagbanpur

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Bhulath:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 11
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

54.5% Not married 6
 
 
45.5% Married 5

If married, did the victim have children?

27.3% Yes 3
 
 
18.2% No 2


Total children surviving victims: 7


Religion

100.0% Sikh 11
 

Caste

54.5% Non-Jat 6
 
 
45.5% Jat 5

Age

18.2% 0-17 2
 
72.7% 18-33 8
 
9.1% 34-49 1
 

Education

18.2% Primary school 2
 
36.4% Middle school 4
 
36.4% High school 4
 
9.1% College degree 1
 

Employment

45.5% Farmer/agriculture 5
 
9.1% Shopkeeper 1
 
9.1% Carpenter 1
 
45.5% Other 5
 

Urban / Rural

100.0% Rural 11
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

63.6% Yes 7
 
 
36.4% No 4

Prior torture

45.5% Yes 5
 
 
18.2% No 2

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

90.9% Yes 10
 
 
9.1% No 1

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

33.3% Yes 2
 
 
133.3% No 8

Witnesses to abduction

54.5% Yes 6
 
 
18.2% No 2

Victim abduction location

18.2% Victim’s residence 2
 
18.2% Shop/market 2
 
9.1% Checkpoint (naka) 1
 
9.1% Roadside 1
 
9.1% Village fields 1
 
9.1% Police station 1
 
18.2% Other 2
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

54.5% Yes 6
 
 
36.4% No 4

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

27.3% Gave no response 3
 
18.2% Killed victim in an “encounter” 2
 
18.2% Denied involvement 2
 
9.1% Admitted custody only 1
 
9.1% Victim had escaped 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

9.1% Yes 1
 
 
72.7% No 8

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

90.9% Extrajudicial executions 10
 
 
9.1% Enforced disappearances 1

Number of victims per family

100.0% 1 victim 11
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 11

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

36.4% Cremated the body 4
 

Security forces returned body

0.0% Yes 0
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
81.8% No 9
 

Condition of corpse, if known

9.1% Bruises 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

81.8% Yes 9
 
 
9.1% No 1

Security forces uniformed

83.3% Yes 5
 
 
50.0% No 3

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

90.9% Punjab Police 10
 
9.1% CRPF 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

90.9% Punjab police 10
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

45.5% Combatant 5
 
 
45.5% Non-combatant 5

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
45.5% No 5

If provided support, support was voluntary

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

27.3% Yes 3
 
 
72.7% No 8

Approached security officials

54.5% Yes 6
 
 
36.4% No 4

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

45.5% Afraid of retaliation 5
 
27.3% Believed it would have been ineffective 3
 
18.2% Couldn’t afford 2
 
9.1% Not applicable 1
 

Remedies desired from government

72.7% Monetary compensation to family 8
 
63.6% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 7
 
63.6% Truth commission 7
 
45.5% Employment 5
 
36.4% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 4
 
18.2% Investigations into abuses 2
 
9.1% Rehabilitation services to family members 1
 
9.1% Memorial for victims 1
 

Year & District 

District

9.1% Amritsar 1
 
9.1% Gurdaspur 1
 
9.1% Hoshiarpur 1
 
9.1% Jalandhar 1
 
63.6% Kapurthala 7
 

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
 
9.1% 1987 1
 
9.1% 1988 1
 
18.2% 1989 2
 
9.1% 1990 1
 
9.1% 1991 1
 
27.3% 1992 3
 
18.2% 1993 2
 
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.