Dhilwan (Patti Jallu Ki)

15 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
Wassan Singh Male, age 19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Buley Nangal
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 15
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

80.0% Not married 12
 
 
20.0% Married 3

If married, did the victim have children?

13.3% Yes 2
 
 
6.7% No 1


Total children surviving victims: 3


Religion

93.3% Sikh 14
 
 
6.7% Non-Sikh 1

Caste

60.0% Jat 9
 
 
40.0% Non-Jat 6

Age

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

Education

20.0% No education 3
 
6.7% Primary school 1
 
6.7% Middle school 1
 
66.7% High school 10
 

Employment

26.7% Farmer/agriculture 4
 
20.0% Driver (bus/truck/car) 3
 
6.7% Shopkeeper 1
 
6.7% Day labourer 1
 
6.7% Mechanic 1
 
6.7% Unemployed 1
 
26.7% Other 4
 

Urban / Rural

80.0% Rural 12
 
 
20.0% Urban 3

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

46.7% Yes 7
 
 
53.3% No 8

Prior torture

20.0% Yes 3
 
 
26.7% No 4

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

86.7% Yes 13
 
 
13.3% No 2

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

14.3% Yes 1
 
 
128.6% No 9

Witnesses to abduction

46.7% Yes 7
 
 
6.7% No 1

Victim abduction location

53.3% Roadside 8
 
26.7% Victim’s residence 4
 
6.7% Police station 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

60.0% Yes 9
 
 
26.7% No 4

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

33.3% Gave no response 5
 
20.0% Other 3
 
13.3% Denied involvement 2
 
6.7% Killed victim in an “encounter” 1
 
6.7% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 1
 
6.7% Admitted custody only 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
73.3% No 11

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

86.7% Extrajudicial executions 13
 
 
13.3% Enforced disappearances 2

Number of victims per family

100.0% 1 victim 15
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 15

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

46.7% Cremated the body 7
 

Security forces returned body

13.3% Yes 2
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
73.3% No 11
 

Condition of corpse, if known

6.7% Bruises 1
 
6.7% Bullet wounds 1
 
6.7% Broken bones 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

93.3% Yes 14
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security forces uniformed

128.6% Yes 9
 
 
14.3% No 1

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

86.7% Punjab Police 13
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

86.7% Punjab police 13
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

33.3% Combatant 5
 
 
60.0% Non-combatant 9

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

13.3% Yes 2
 
 
46.7% No 7

If provided support, support was voluntary

6.7% Yes 1
 
 
6.7% No 1

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

26.7% Yes 4
 
 
73.3% No 11

Approached security officials

73.3% Yes 11
 
 
26.7% No 4

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

40.0% Afraid of retaliation 6
 
26.7% Didn’t know what to do 4
 
26.7% Couldn’t afford 4
 
6.7% Believed it would have been ineffective 1
 

Remedies desired from government

80.0% Monetary compensation to family 12
 
66.7% Employment 10
 
53.3% Truth commission 8
 
33.3% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 5
 
26.7% Investigations into abuses 4
 
20.0% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 3
 
6.7% Rehabilitation services to family members 1
 
6.7% Desire nothing from government 1
 

Year & District 

District

46.7% Amritsar 7
 
6.7% Gurdaspur 1
 
13.3% Jalandhar 2
 
33.3% Kapurthala 5
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
6.7% 1983 1
 
6.7% 1984 1
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
0.0% 1986 0
 
0.0% 1987 0
 
6.7% 1988 1
 
6.7% 1989 1
 
26.7% 1990 4
 
6.7% 1991 1
 
0.0% 1992 0
 
33.3% 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
 
6.7% Date Unknown 1
 

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