Shahkot

11 documented cases implicating security forces based in Shahkot:


Amritsar District

Amritsar I Subdistrict
Palwinder Singh Male, age 21-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Roopowali Khurd
Khadoor Sahib Subdistrict
Tarlochan Singh Male, age 25-27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Waring

Firozpur District

Zira Subdistrict
Tarlochan Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Maloke

Jalandhar District

Jalandhar II Subdistrict
Nirmal Singh Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kartarpur
Nakodar Subdistrict
Avtar Singh Male, age 19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khanpur Dhadda
Shahkot Subdistrict
Baldev Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rupewali
Diljeet Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Laksian
Joginder Singh Male, age 44 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rupewali
Narinder Kaur Female, age 18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Budhanwala

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 40 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 21-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Shahkot:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

90.9% Male 10
 
 
9.1% Female 1

Marital status

54.5% Not married 6
 
 
45.5% Married 5

If married, did the victim have children?

45.5% Yes 5
 


Total children surviving victims: 15


Religion

100.0% Sikh 11
 

Caste

54.5% Jat 6
 
 
45.5% Non-Jat 5

Age

81.8% 18-33 9
 
18.2% 34-49 2
 

Education

54.5% Middle school 6
 
36.4% High school 4
 
9.1% College degree 1
 

Employment

54.5% Farmer/agriculture 6
 
18.2% Unemployed 2
 
9.1% Shopkeeper 1
 
9.1% Mechanic 1
 
9.1% Student 1
 

Urban / Rural

81.8% Rural 9
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

45.5% Yes 5
 
 
54.5% No 6

Prior torture

36.4% Yes 4
 
 
9.1% No 1

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

72.7% Yes 8
 
 
18.2% No 2

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

60.0% Yes 3
 
 
20.0% No 1

Witnesses to abduction

45.5% Yes 5
 
 
18.2% No 2

Victim abduction location

36.4% Friend/relative's residence 4
 
9.1% Victim’s residence 1
 
9.1% Roadside 1
 
9.1% Other 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

63.6% Yes 7
 
 
9.1% No 1

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

9.1% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 1
 
9.1% Told family to go to another police station 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
45.5% No 5

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

100.0% Extrajudicial executions 11
 
 
0.0% Enforced disappearances 0

Number of victims per family

72.7% 1 victim 8
 
27.3% 2 victim 3
 

Related incidents

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

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

9.1% Cremated the body 1
 

Security forces returned body

18.2% Yes 2
 
18.2% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 2
 
63.6% No 7
 

Condition of corpse, if known

27.3% Bullet wounds 3
 
18.2% Other 2
 
9.1% Cuts/wounds 1
 
9.1% Broken bones 1
 
9.1% Burn marks 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

36.4% Yes 4
 
 
36.4% No 4

Security forces uniformed

100.0% Yes 5
 
 
0.0% No 0

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

63.6% Punjab Police 7
 
9.1% CRPF 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

81.8% Punjab police 9
 
18.2% CRPF 2
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

54.5% Combatant 6
 
 
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

18.2% Yes 2
 
 
81.8% No 9

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

45.5% Afraid of retaliation 5
 
45.5% Didn’t know what to do 5
 
18.2% Believed it would have been ineffective 2
 
9.1% Couldn’t afford 1
 

Remedies desired from government

81.8% Monetary compensation to family 9
 
63.6% Employment 7
 
63.6% Truth commission 7
 
54.5% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 6
 
45.5% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 5
 
45.5% Investigations into abuses 5
 
9.1% Rehabilitation services to family members 1
 
9.1% Memorial for victims 1
 

Year & District 

District

18.2% Amritsar 2
 
9.1% Firozpur 1
 
54.5% Jalandhar 6
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
0.0% 1984 0
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
18.2% 1986 2
 
0.0% 1987 0
 
18.2% 1988 2
 
18.2% 1989 2
 
9.1% 1990 1
 
18.2% 1991 2
 
18.2% 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.