Hoshiarpur (Bahadurpur, Piplan Wala)

46 documented cases implicating security forces based in Hoshiarpur (Bahadurpur, 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
Patti Subdistrict
Darshan Singh Male, age 28-30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Narli
Karamjit Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Tut
Rashpal Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Tut
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
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
Umrao Singh Male, age 29 at time of extrajudicial execution, Akalgarh
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 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sus
Kuldeep Singh Male, age 22-23 at time of disappearance, Lehli Kalan
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
Jaswant Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Gakhal
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

Nawanshahr District

Balachaur Subdistrict
Joginder Singh Male, age 32 at time of extrajudicial execution, Balachaur

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 48 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 35 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, Piplan Wala):

Victim Demographics 

Gender

93.5% Male 43
 
 
6.5% Female 3

Marital status

58.7% Not married 27
 
 
41.3% Married 19

If married, did the victim have children?

41.3% Yes 19
 


Total children surviving victims: 55


Religion

93.5% Sikh 43
 
 
6.5% Non-Sikh 3

Caste

69.6% Jat 32
 
 
30.4% Non-Jat 14

Age

2.2% 0-17 1
 
76.1% 18-33 35
 
17.4% 34-49 8
 
4.3% 50-64 2
 

Education

8.7% No education 4
 
13.0% Primary school 6
 
23.9% Middle school 11
 
30.4% High school 14
 
4.3% Some college 2
 
6.5% College degree 3
 
4.3% Graduate degree 2
 
8.7% Vocational degree 4
 

Employment

34.8% Farmer/agriculture 16
 
15.2% Student 7
 
8.7% Unemployed 4
 
6.5% Day labourer 3
 
6.5% Shopkeeper 3
 
6.5% Mechanic 3
 
4.3% Housewife 2
 
4.3% Driver (bus/truck/car) 2
 
21.7% Other 10
 

Urban / Rural

87.0% Rural 40
 
 
6.5% Urban 3

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

54.3% Yes 25
 
 
45.7% No 21

Prior torture

50.0% Yes 23
 
 
4.3% No 2

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

87.0% Yes 40
 
 
13.0% No 6

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

18.2% Yes 6
 
 
72.7% No 24

Witnesses to abduction

71.7% Yes 33
 
 
6.5% No 3

Victim abduction location

21.7% Victim’s residence 10
 
15.2% Roadside 7
 
13.0% Friend/relative's residence 6
 
6.5% Village fields 3
 
6.5% Shop/market 3
 
4.3% Checkpoint (naka) 2
 
2.2% Bus station/stand 1
 
2.2% Police station 1
 
8.7% Other 4
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

71.7% Yes 33
 
 
15.2% No 7

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

15.2% Other 7
 
8.7% Gave no response 4
 
6.5% Told family to go to another police station 3
 
4.3% Admitted custody only 2
 
4.3% Denied involvement 2
 
2.2% Victim killed by militants 1
 
2.2% Killed victim in an “encounter” 1
 
2.2% Victim accidentally killed in custody 1
 
2.2% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

21.7% Yes 10
 
 
50.0% No 23

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

93.5% Extrajudicial executions 43
 
 
6.5% Enforced disappearances 3

Number of victims per family

84.8% 1 victim 39
 
8.7% 2 victim 4
 
2.2% 3 victim 1
 
4.3% 5 victim 2
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 46

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

23.9% Cremated the body 11
 
2.2% Dumped body in canal or river 1
 

Security forces returned body

17.4% Yes 8
 
4.3% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 2
 
69.6% No 32
 

Condition of corpse, if known

15.2% Bullet wounds 7
 
4.3% Burn marks 2
 
4.3% Cuts/wounds 2
 
2.2% Other 1
 
2.2% Missing hair from head or face 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

60.9% Yes 28
 
 
28.3% No 13

Security forces uniformed

84.8% Yes 28
 
 
3.0% No 1

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

69.6% Punjab Police 32
 
21.7% Criminal Investigation Agency 10
 
15.2% CRPF 7
 
4.3% Black cat 2
 
2.2% Other 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

78.3% Punjab police 36
 
17.4% Criminal Investigation Agency 8
 
6.5% CRPF 3
 
4.3% Other 2
 
2.2% Army 1
 
2.2% BSF 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

41.3% Combatant 19
 
 
56.5% Non-combatant 26

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

19.6% Yes 9
 
 
30.4% No 14

If provided support, support was voluntary

8.7% Yes 4
 
 
8.7% No 4

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

19.6% Yes 9
 
 
71.7% No 33

Approached security officials

39.1% Yes 18
 
 
60.9% No 28

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

54.3% Afraid of retaliation 25
 
28.3% Couldn’t afford 13
 
23.9% Didn’t know what to do 11
 
13.0% Not applicable 6
 
10.9% Believed it would have been ineffective 5
 
2.2% Other 1
 

Remedies desired from government

80.4% Monetary compensation to family 37
 
67.4% Employment 31
 
67.4% Truth commission 31
 
39.1% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 18
 
30.4% Investigations into abuses 14
 
28.3% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 13
 
28.3% Rehabilitation services to family members 13
 
15.2% Memorial for victims 7
 
2.2% Other 1
 
2.2% Desire nothing from government 1
 

Year & District 

District

17.4% Amritsar 8
 
4.3% Gurdaspur 2
 
47.8% Hoshiarpur 22
 
19.6% Jalandhar 9
 
2.2% Kapurthala 1
 
2.2% Nawanshahr 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
 
8.7% 1987 4
 
4.3% 1988 2
 
8.7% 1989 4
 
4.3% 1990 2
 
6.5% 1991 3
 
39.1% 1992 18
 
23.9% 1993 11
 
2.2% 1994 1
 
2.2% 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
 
0.0% Date Unknown 0
 

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