Bhogpur (Binpalke)

9 documented cases implicating security forces based in Bhogpur (Binpalke):


Gurdaspur District

Gurdaspur Subdistrict
Baldev Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ghuman Kalan

Hoshiarpur District

Dasuya Subdistrict
Jaspal Singh Male, age 18-19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kadari Chak

Jalandhar District

Jalandhar I Subdistrict
Avtar Singh Male, age 34-35 at time of disappearance, Kishanpur
Jalandhar II Subdistrict
Malkeet Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Pachranga
Ranjit Singh Male, age 15-16 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mansurpur
Sarabhjit Singh Male, age 15-16 at time of disappearance, Sanaura
Sukhwinder Singh Male, age 26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Darapur

Kapurthala District

Bhulath Subdistrict
Malkit Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Boparai
Kapurthala Subdistrict
Kashmir Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mirzapur

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Bhogpur (Binpalke):

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 9
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

77.8% Not married 7
 
 
22.2% Married 2

If married, did the victim have children?

22.2% Yes 2
 


Total children surviving victims: 5


Religion

100.0% Sikh 9
 

Caste

77.8% Jat 7
 
 
22.2% Non-Jat 2

Age

22.2% 0-17 2
 
66.7% 18-33 6
 
11.1% 34-49 1
 

Education

11.1% No education 1
 
22.2% Primary school 2
 
44.4% Middle school 4
 
22.2% High school 2
 

Employment

66.7% Farmer/agriculture 6
 
22.2% Student 2
 
11.1% Driver (bus/truck/car) 1
 
11.1% Mechanic 1
 
11.1% Other 1
 

Urban / Rural

100.0% Rural 9
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

33.3% Yes 3
 
 
66.7% No 6

Prior torture

22.2% Yes 2
 
 
11.1% No 1

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

88.9% Yes 8
 
 
11.1% No 1

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

33.3% Yes 2
 
 
100.0% No 6

Witnesses to abduction

66.7% Yes 6
 
 
11.1% No 1

Victim abduction location

33.3% Village fields 3
 
22.2% Victim’s residence 2
 
11.1% Police station 1
 
11.1% Checkpoint (naka) 1
 
11.1% Friend/relative's residence 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

66.7% Yes 6
 
 
22.2% No 2

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

11.1% Killed victim in an “encounter” 1
 
11.1% Denied involvement 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
88.9% No 8

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

77.8% Extrajudicial executions 7
 
 
22.2% Enforced disappearances 2

Number of victims per family

100.0% 1 victim 9
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 9

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

22.2% Cremated the body 2
 

Security forces returned body

22.2% Yes 2
 
11.1% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 1
 
44.4% No 4
 

Condition of corpse, if known

22.2% Other 2
 
11.1% Bullet wounds 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

66.7% Yes 6
 
 
22.2% No 2

Security forces uniformed

83.3% Yes 5
 
 
33.3% No 2

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

77.8% Punjab Police 7
 
11.1% Black cat 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

77.8% Punjab police 7
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

22.2% Combatant 2
 
 
66.7% Non-combatant 6

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

11.1% Yes 1
 
 
44.4% No 4

If provided support, support was voluntary

11.1% Yes 1
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

33.3% Yes 3
 
 
66.7% No 6

Approached security officials

22.2% Yes 2
 
 
77.8% No 7

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

22.2% Afraid of retaliation 2
 
22.2% Couldn’t afford 2
 
11.1% Not applicable 1
 
11.1% Believed it would have been ineffective 1
 
11.1% Didn’t know what to do 1
 

Remedies desired from government

88.9% Truth commission 8
 
77.8% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 7
 
77.8% Investigations into abuses 7
 
66.7% Monetary compensation to family 6
 
33.3% Employment 3
 
33.3% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 3
 
22.2% Rehabilitation services to family members 2
 
22.2% Memorial for victims 2
 

Year & District 

District

11.1% Gurdaspur 1
 
11.1% Hoshiarpur 1
 
55.6% Jalandhar 5
 
22.2% Kapurthala 2
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
0.0% 1984 0
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
11.1% 1986 1
 
11.1% 1987 1
 
0.0% 1988 0
 
33.3% 1989 3
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
22.2% 1991 2
 
22.2% 1992 2
 
0.0% 1993 0
 
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.