Dhilwan (Patti Jallu Ki)

14 documented cases implicating security forces based in Dhilwan (Patti Jallu Ki):


Amritsar District

Baba Bakala Subdistrict
Amrik Singh Male, age 20-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rayya
Jaswant Singh Male, age 18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jodhey
Kuldeep Singh Male, age 21-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Butala
Pawan Kumar Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Beas
Tajinder Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Padiana
Khadoor Sahib Subdistrict
Kashmir Singh Male, age 40 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mian Wind

Gurdaspur District

Gurdaspur Subdistrict
Harpal Singh Male, age 48 at time of extrajudicial execution, Hardo Bathwala

Jalandhar District

Jalandhar I Subdistrict
Sarwan Singh Male, age 21 at time of disappearance, Jalandhar
Jalandhar II Subdistrict
Butta Singh Male, age 16-17 at time of extrajudicial execution, Narpur

Kapurthala District

Bhulath Subdistrict
Jagjit Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mandi Road
Kapurthala Subdistrict
Ajit Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhandal Bet
Balwinder Singh Male, age 21-22 at time of disappearance, Buh
Palwinder Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mansurwal Bet
Sultanpur Lodhi Subdistrict
Daljit Singh Male, age 18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Talwandi Chaudhrian

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Dhilwan (Patti Jallu Ki):

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 14
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

78.6% Not married 11
 
 
21.4% Married 3

If married, did the victim have children?

14.3% Yes 2
 
 
7.1% No 1


Total children surviving victims: 3


Religion

92.9% Sikh 13
 
 
7.1% Non-Sikh 1

Caste

57.1% Jat 8
 
 
42.9% Non-Jat 6

Age

7.1% 0-17 1
 
78.6% 18-33 11
 
14.3% 34-49 2
 

Education

21.4% No education 3
 
7.1% Primary school 1
 
7.1% Middle school 1
 
64.3% High school 9
 

Employment

21.4% Driver (bus/truck/car) 3
 
21.4% Farmer/agriculture 3
 
7.1% Day labourer 1
 
7.1% Unemployed 1
 
7.1% Shopkeeper 1
 
7.1% Mechanic 1
 
28.6% Other 4
 

Urban / Rural

78.6% Rural 11
 
 
21.4% Urban 3

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

50.0% Yes 7
 
 
50.0% No 7

Prior torture

21.4% Yes 3
 
 
28.6% No 4

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

85.7% Yes 12
 
 
14.3% No 2

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

12.5% Yes 1
 
 
87.5% No 7

Witnesses to abduction

57.1% Yes 8
 
 
7.1% No 1

Victim abduction location

42.9% Roadside 6
 
28.6% Victim’s residence 4
 
7.1% Police station 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

64.3% Yes 9
 
 
21.4% No 3

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

35.7% Gave no response 5
 
21.4% Other 3
 
14.3% Denied involvement 2
 
7.1% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 1
 
7.1% Admitted custody only 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
64.3% No 9

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

85.7% Extrajudicial executions 12
 
 
14.3% Enforced disappearances 2

Number of victims per family

100.0% 1 victim 14
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 14

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

42.9% Cremated the body 6
 

Security forces returned body

14.3% Yes 2
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
71.4% No 10
 

Condition of corpse, if known

7.1% Bullet wounds 1
 
7.1% Bruises 1
 
7.1% Broken bones 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

78.6% Yes 11
 
 
14.3% No 2

Security forces uniformed

100.0% Yes 8
 
 
12.5% No 1

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

85.7% Punjab Police 12
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

85.7% Punjab police 12
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

35.7% Combatant 5
 
 
57.1% Non-combatant 8

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

7.1% Yes 1
 
 
50.0% No 7

If provided support, support was voluntary

7.1% Yes 1
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

28.6% Yes 4
 
 
71.4% No 10

Approached security officials

71.4% Yes 10
 
 
28.6% No 4

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

35.7% Afraid of retaliation 5
 
21.4% Couldn’t afford 3
 
21.4% Didn’t know what to do 3
 
7.1% Believed it would have been ineffective 1
 

Remedies desired from government

78.6% Monetary compensation to family 11
 
64.3% Employment 9
 
57.1% Truth commission 8
 
28.6% Investigations into abuses 4
 
28.6% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 4
 
21.4% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 3
 
7.1% Desire nothing from government 1
 

Year & District 

District

42.9% Amritsar 6
 
7.1% Gurdaspur 1
 
14.3% Jalandhar 2
 
35.7% Kapurthala 5
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
7.1% 1983 1
 
7.1% 1984 1
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
0.0% 1986 0
 
0.0% 1987 0
 
7.1% 1988 1
 
7.1% 1989 1
 
21.4% 1990 3
 
7.1% 1991 1
 
0.0% 1992 0
 
35.7% 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
 
7.1% Date Unknown 1
 

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