Phillaur

21 documented cases implicating security forces based in Phillaur:


Firozpur District

Zira Subdistrict
Karaj Singh Male, age 25-30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Pir Mohamad

Gurdaspur District

Batala Subdistrict
Dilbagh Singh Male, age 24 at time of disappearance, Ghanieke Bangar

Jalandhar District

Jalandhar II Subdistrict
Karnail Singh Male, age 21-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jalalwal
Nakodar Subdistrict
Avtar Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bir Pind
Bakhshish Singh Male, age 24 at time of disappearance, Bal Hukmi
Gurdeep Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Haer
Paramjit Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bir Pind
Phillaur Subdistrict
Bahadur Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Moron
Kanwaljit Singh Male, age 27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mandi
Kulbir Chand Male, age 20-23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ganna Pind
Kulwinder Singh Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Chak Sahbu
Manjinder Singh Male, age 17 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rurka Kalan
Parmjit Singh Male, age 25 at time of disappearance, Sultanpur
Rajinder Singh Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bilga
Ranjit Singh Male, age 18 at time of disappearance, Chhokran
Santokh Singh Male, age 21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bilga
Shinder Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jaja Khurd

Kapurthala District

Phagwara Subdistrict
Talwinder Singh Babbar Male, age 48 at time of extrajudicial execution, Panchhat

Nawanshahr District

Balachaur Subdistrict
Joga Singh Male, age 37-38 at time of extrajudicial execution, Buthgarh
Nawanshahr Subdistrict
Gurdeep Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sahlon

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 50 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Phillaur:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 21
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

71.4% Not married 15
 
 
28.6% Married 6

If married, did the victim have children?

23.8% Yes 5
 


Total children surviving victims: 13


Religion

95.2% Sikh 20
 
 
4.8% Non-Sikh 1

Caste

76.2% Jat 16
 
 
23.8% Non-Jat 5

Age

4.8% 0-17 1
 
81.0% 18-33 17
 
9.5% 34-49 2
 
4.8% 50-64 1
 

Education

9.5% No education 2
 
4.8% Primary school 1
 
19.0% Middle school 4
 
52.4% High school 11
 
14.3% Some college 3
 

Employment

47.6% Farmer/agriculture 10
 
28.6% Student 6
 
9.5% Driver (bus/truck/car) 2
 
9.5% Carpenter 2
 
4.8% Shopkeeper 1
 
4.8% Mechanic 1
 
14.3% Other 3
 

Urban / Rural

95.2% Rural 20
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

57.1% Yes 12
 
 
42.9% No 9

Prior torture

42.9% Yes 9
 
 
14.3% No 3

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

76.2% Yes 16
 
 
23.8% No 5

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

16.7% Yes 1
 
 
166.7% No 10

Witnesses to abduction

28.6% Yes 6
 
 
23.8% No 5

Victim abduction location

23.8% Roadside 5
 
19.0% Friend/relative's residence 4
 
9.5% Shop/market 2
 
4.8% Village fields 1
 
9.5% Other 2
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

42.9% Yes 9
 
 
33.3% No 7

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

19.0% Killed victim in an “encounter” 4
 
14.3% Other 3
 
4.8% Gave no response 1
 
4.8% Victim had escaped 1
 
4.8% Told family to go to another police station 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
61.9% No 13

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

81.0% Extrajudicial executions 17
 
 
19.0% Enforced disappearances 4

Number of victims per family

90.5% 1 victim 19
 
9.5% 2 victim 2
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 21

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

28.6% Cremated the body 6
 

Security forces returned body

9.5% Yes 2
 
4.8% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 1
 
66.7% No 14
 

Condition of corpse, if known

14.3% Bullet wounds 3
 
9.5% Bruises 2
 
4.8% Broken bones 1
 
4.8% Missing hair from head or face 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

61.9% Yes 13
 
 
28.6% No 6

Security forces uniformed

150.0% Yes 9
 
 
33.3% No 2

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

66.7% Punjab Police 14
 
4.8% CRPF 1
 
4.8% Black cat 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

76.2% Punjab police 16
 
9.5% Other 2
 
4.8% CRPF 1
 
4.8% Black cat 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

57.1% Combatant 12
 
 
28.6% Non-combatant 6

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
28.6% No 6

If provided support, support was voluntary

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

4.8% Yes 1
 
 
90.5% No 19

Approached security officials

42.9% Yes 9
 
 
57.1% No 12

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

57.1% Afraid of retaliation 12
 
33.3% Believed it would have been ineffective 7
 
19.0% Didn’t know what to do 4
 
9.5% Couldn’t afford 2
 
4.8% Not applicable 1
 
4.8% Other 1
 

Remedies desired from government

61.9% Truth commission 13
 
52.4% Monetary compensation to family 11
 
47.6% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 10
 
42.9% Investigations into abuses 9
 
28.6% Employment 6
 
23.8% Memorial for victims 5
 
19.0% Rehabilitation services to family members 4
 
19.0% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 4
 
14.3% Other 3
 
9.5% Desire nothing from government 2
 

Year & District 

District

4.8% Firozpur 1
 
4.8% Gurdaspur 1
 
71.4% Jalandhar 15
 
4.8% Kapurthala 1
 
9.5% Nawanshahr 2
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
4.8% 1984 1
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
0.0% 1986 0
 
0.0% 1987 0
 
0.0% 1988 0
 
28.6% 1989 6
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
14.3% 1991 3
 
52.4% 1992 11
 
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.