Hoshiarpur (Bahadurpur, Bahadurpur, Kaintha, Piplan Wala)

43 documented cases implicating security forces based in Hoshiarpur (Bahadurpur, Bahadurpur, Kaintha, Piplan Wala):


Amritsar District

Amritsar I Subdistrict
Harjit Singh Male, age 16-17 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bundala
Virsa Singh Male, age 32 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jalalpura
Khadoor Sahib Subdistrict
Harbhajan Kaur Female, age 50 at time of extrajudicial execution, Tur
Ranbir Kaur Female, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Tur
Rupinder Jeet Singh Male, age 21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kang
Patti Subdistrict
Darshan Singh Male, age 28-30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Narli
Tarn Taran Subdistrict
Rupinderjit Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Tarn Taran

Gurdaspur District

Batala Subdistrict
Gurpal Singh Male, age 30-32 at time of extrajudicial execution, Nangal Jhawar
Punjab Singh Male, age 16 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khojala
Gurdaspur Subdistrict
Kewal Singh Male, age 35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Nanowal Khurd

Hoshiarpur District

Dasuya Subdistrict
Ajit Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Usman Shahid
Balbir Singh Male, age 21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mand
Daljit Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jhawan
Harwinderjit Singh Male, age 31-32 at time of extrajudicial execution, Usman Shahid
Iqbal Singh Male, age 40 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bagha
Jaswant Singh Male, age 37 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jhawan
Garhshankar Subdistrict
Mahinder Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ganguwal
Mahinderpal Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Laksihan
Hoshiarpur Subdistrict
Avtar Singh Male, age 27-28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sahari
Bachittar Singh Male, age 26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Nasran
Baghel Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Hoshiarpur
Balbir Singh Male, age 21-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mehina
Charnjit Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mundian Jattan
Charnjit Singh Jeeta Male, age 26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Herian
Harjap Singh Male, age 35-36 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sandhar
Janak Raj Male, age 20-21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Hardo Khanpur
Jaspal Singh Male, age 31-32 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ajram
Kuldeep Singh Male, age 22-23 at time of disappearance, Lehli Kalan
Kuldeep Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sus
Roshan Singh Male, age 36 at time of extrajudicial execution, Buthgarh
Vijay Kumar Behal Male, age 21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ahrana

Jalandhar District

Jalandhar I Subdistrict
Amrik Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dumunda
Baghel Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dhepur
Rajinder Singh Sahni Male, age 35-36 at time of disappearance, Daroli Kalan & Daroli Khurd
Jalandhar II Subdistrict
Jarnail Singh Male, age 26-27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jalalwal
Paramjit Singh Male, age 25-26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kohja
Rashpal Singh Male, age 25 at time of disappearance, Ladhra
Surjit Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sarobad
Phillaur Subdistrict
Gurdarshan Singh Male, age 28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Garhi Mahansingh

Kapurthala District

Phagwara Subdistrict
Surjit Kaur Female, age 50 at time of extrajudicial execution, Wahid

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 35 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 48 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 32 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Hoshiarpur (Bahadurpur, Bahadurpur, Kaintha, Piplan Wala):

Victim Demographics 

Gender

93.0% Male 40
 
 
7.0% Female 3

Marital status

60.5% Not married 26
 
 
39.5% Married 17

If married, did the victim have children?

39.5% Yes 17
 


Total children surviving victims: 50


Religion

93.0% Sikh 40
 
 
7.0% Non-Sikh 3

Caste

67.4% Jat 29
 
 
32.6% Non-Jat 14

Age

4.7% 0-17 2
 
72.1% 18-33 31
 
18.6% 34-49 8
 
4.7% 50-64 2
 

Education

7.0% No education 3
 
14.0% Primary school 6
 
25.6% Middle school 11
 
30.2% High school 13
 
4.7% Some college 2
 
2.3% College degree 1
 
4.7% Graduate degree 2
 
11.6% Vocational degree 5
 

Employment

30.2% Farmer/agriculture 13
 
14.0% Student 6
 
9.3% Unemployed 4
 
7.0% Day labourer 3
 
7.0% Mechanic 3
 
7.0% Shopkeeper 3
 
4.7% Driver (bus/truck/car) 2
 
4.7% Housewife 2
 
23.3% Other 10
 

Urban / Rural

88.4% Rural 38
 
 
4.7% Urban 2

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

55.8% Yes 24
 
 
44.2% No 19

Prior torture

51.2% Yes 22
 
 
4.7% No 2

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

86.0% Yes 37
 
 
14.0% No 6

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

20.0% Yes 6
 
 
76.7% No 23

Witnesses to abduction

69.8% Yes 30
 
 
7.0% No 3

Victim abduction location

18.6% Victim’s residence 8
 
14.0% Friend/relative's residence 6
 
14.0% Roadside 6
 
7.0% Village fields 3
 
7.0% Shop/market 3
 
4.7% Checkpoint (naka) 2
 
2.3% Police station 1
 
2.3% Bus station/stand 1
 
9.3% Other 4
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

69.8% Yes 30
 
 
16.3% No 7

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

16.3% Other 7
 
11.6% Gave no response 5
 
7.0% Told family to go to another police station 3
 
4.7% Denied involvement 2
 
4.7% Admitted custody only 2
 
2.3% Victim accidentally killed in custody 1
 
2.3% Victim killed by militants 1
 
2.3% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 1
 
2.3% Killed victim in an “encounter” 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

18.6% Yes 8
 
 
53.5% No 23

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

93.0% Extrajudicial executions 40
 
 
7.0% Enforced disappearances 3

Number of victims per family

88.4% 1 victim 38
 
4.7% 2 victims 2
 
2.3% 3 victims 1
 
4.7% 5 victims 2
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 43

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

30.2% Cremated the body 13
 
2.3% Dumped body in canal or river 1
 

Security forces returned body

18.6% Yes 8
 
4.7% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 2
 
69.8% No 30
 

Condition of corpse, if known

16.3% Bullet wounds 7
 
4.7% Burn marks 2
 
4.7% Cuts/wounds 2
 
2.3% Other 1
 
2.3% Missing hair from head or face 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

62.8% Yes 27
 
 
25.6% No 11

Security forces uniformed

86.7% Yes 26
 
 
6.7% No 2

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

69.8% Punjab Police 30
 
20.9% Criminal Investigation Agency 9
 
11.6% CRPF 5
 
4.7% Black cat 2
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

76.7% Punjab police 33
 
18.6% Criminal Investigation Agency 8
 
7.0% CRPF 3
 
4.7% BSF 2
 
2.3% Army 1
 
2.3% Other 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

37.2% Combatant 16
 
 
60.5% Non-combatant 26

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

23.3% Yes 10
 
 
32.6% No 14

If provided support, support was voluntary

9.3% Yes 4
 
 
11.6% No 5

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

23.3% Yes 10
 
 
69.8% No 30

Approached security officials

41.9% Yes 18
 
 
58.1% No 25

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

55.8% Afraid of retaliation 24
 
27.9% Couldn’t afford 12
 
20.9% Didn’t know what to do 9
 
11.6% Not applicable 5
 
11.6% Believed it would have been ineffective 5
 
2.3% Other 1
 

Remedies desired from government

79.1% Monetary compensation to family 34
 
69.8% Employment 30
 
62.8% Truth commission 27
 
41.9% Criminal Sanctions against those responsible 18
 
32.6% Investigations into abuses 14
 
30.2% Rehabilitation services to family members 13
 
23.3% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 10
 
20.9% Memorial for victims 9
 
2.3% Desire nothing from government 1
 
2.3% Other 1
 

Year & District  

District

16.3% Amritsar 7
 
7.0% Gurdaspur 3
 
48.8% Hoshiarpur 21
 
18.6% Jalandhar 8
 
2.3% 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
 
7.0% 1987 3
 
2.3% 1988 1
 
9.3% 1989 4
 
4.7% 1990 2
 
11.6% 1991 5
 
37.2% 1992 16
 
23.3% 1993 10
 
2.3% 1994 1
 
2.3% 1995 1
 
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
 

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