Kartarpur

12 documented cases implicating security forces based in Kartarpur:


Amritsar District

Baba Bakala Subdistrict
Amarjeet Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dhardeo
Hardev Singh Male, age 21 at time of disappearance, Dehriwala
Lashkar Singh Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhattike

Gurdaspur District

Batala Subdistrict
Bhupinder Singh Male, age 22-23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khokhar
Gurdaspur Subdistrict
Dalwinder Singh Male, age 28-30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Nurpur

Hoshiarpur District

Mukerian Subdistrict
Balbir Singh Male, age 21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bela Sariana

Jalandhar District

Jalandhar II Subdistrict
Balbir Singh Male, age 17 at time of extrajudicial execution, Pattar Kalan
Darshan Singh Male, age 65-67 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dhirpur
Gurbachan Singh Male, age 64-65 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dhirpur
Jaspal Singh Male, age 18-19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kartarpur

Kapurthala District

Phagwara Subdistrict
Jasveer Singh Male, age 33-34 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rehana Jattan

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Kartarpur:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 12
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

58.3% Not married 7
 
 
41.7% Married 5

If married, did the victim have children?

41.7% Yes 5
 


Total children surviving victims: 12


Religion

91.7% Sikh 11
 
 
8.3% Non-Sikh 1

Caste

75.0% Jat 9
 
 
25.0% Non-Jat 3

Age

8.3% 0-17 1
 
66.7% 18-33 8
 
8.3% 65+ 1
 

Education

16.7% No education 2
 
8.3% Primary school 1
 
41.7% Middle school 5
 
33.3% High school 4
 

Employment

58.3% Farmer/agriculture 7
 
16.7% Driver (bus/truck/car) 2
 
16.7% Mechanic 2
 
16.7% Other 2
 

Urban / Rural

83.3% Rural 10
 
 
8.3% Urban 1

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

58.3% Yes 7
 
 
41.7% No 5

Prior torture

58.3% Yes 7
 
 
0.0% No 0

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

91.7% Yes 11
 
 
8.3% No 1

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

12.5% Yes 1
 
 
62.5% No 5

Witnesses to abduction

66.7% Yes 8
 

Victim abduction location

16.7% Shop/market 2
 
16.7% Victim’s residence 2
 
16.7% Roadside 2
 
8.3% Village fields 1
 
8.3% Friend/relative's residence 1
 
8.3% Police station 1
 
8.3% Bus station/stand 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

50.0% Yes 6
 
 
33.3% No 4

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

16.7% Told family to go to another police station 2
 
16.7% Other 2
 
8.3% Gave no response 1
 
8.3% Killed victim in an “encounter” 1
 
8.3% Denied involvement 1
 
8.3% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 1
 
8.3% Victim killed by militants 1
 
8.3% Admitted custody only 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

8.3% Yes 1
 
 
50.0% No 6

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

91.7% Extrajudicial executions 11
 
 
8.3% Enforced disappearances 1

Number of victims per family

75.0% 1 victim 9
 
16.7% 2 victim 2
 
8.3% 3 victim 1
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 12

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

25.0% Cremated the body 3
 
8.3% Dumped body in canal or river 1
 

Security forces returned body

25.0% Yes 3
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
66.7% No 8
 

Condition of corpse, if known

16.7% Bruises 2
 
8.3% Other 1
 
8.3% Cuts/wounds 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

58.3% Yes 7
 
 
41.7% No 5

Security forces uniformed

75.0% Yes 6
 
 
0.0% No 0

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

91.7% Punjab Police 11
 
8.3% Criminal Investigation Agency 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

91.7% Punjab police 11
 
8.3% Criminal Investigation Agency 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

33.3% Combatant 4
 
 
66.7% Non-combatant 8

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

25.0% Yes 3
 
 
41.7% No 5

If provided support, support was voluntary

16.7% Yes 2
 
 
8.3% No 1

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

16.7% Yes 2
 
 
83.3% No 10

Approached security officials

41.7% Yes 5
 
 
58.3% No 7

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

75.0% Afraid of retaliation 9
 
8.3% Couldn’t afford 1
 
8.3% Didn’t know what to do 1
 
8.3% Believed it would have been ineffective 1
 

Remedies desired from government

83.3% Truth commission 10
 
75.0% Monetary compensation to family 9
 
58.3% Employment 7
 
58.3% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 7
 
58.3% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 7
 
50.0% Investigations into abuses 6
 
33.3% Memorial for victims 4
 
16.7% Other 2
 
16.7% Rehabilitation services to family members 2
 

Year & District 

District

25.0% Amritsar 3
 
16.7% Gurdaspur 2
 
8.3% Hoshiarpur 1
 
33.3% Jalandhar 4
 
8.3% Kapurthala 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
 
8.3% 1987 1
 
8.3% 1988 1
 
0.0% 1989 0
 
16.7% 1990 2
 
8.3% 1991 1
 
41.7% 1992 5
 
16.7% 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.