Anandpur Sahib

9 documented cases implicating security forces based in Anandpur Sahib:


Gurdaspur District

Batala Subdistrict
Jaswinder Singh Male, age 31 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mand
Dera Baba Nanak Subdistrict
Jagjeet Singh Male, age 20-23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Haruwal
Manjinder Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dera Baba Nanak
Gurdaspur Subdistrict
Sucha Singh Male, age 21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Barila Khurd

Rupnagar District

Anandpur Sahib Subdistrict
Jagtar Singh Male, age 22-23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Lodipur
Maan Singh Male, age 65-66 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mataur
Makhan Singh Male, age 40-45 at time of extrajudicial execution, Anandpur Sahib
Sohan Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Samirowal
Kharar Subdistrict
Devinder Singh Male, age 27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Hasanpur

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Anandpur Sahib:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 9
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

77.8% Not married 7
 
 
22.2% Married 2

If married, did the victim have children?

22.2% Yes 2
 


Total children surviving victims: 7


Religion

100.0% Sikh 9
 

Caste

66.7% Jat 6
 
 
33.3% Non-Jat 3

Age

77.8% 18-33 7
 
11.1% 34-49 1
 
11.1% 65+ 1
 

Education

11.1% No education 1
 
22.2% Primary school 2
 
11.1% Middle school 1
 
33.3% High school 3
 
11.1% College degree 1
 
11.1% Vocational degree 1
 

Employment

33.3% Farmer/agriculture 3
 
22.2% Student 2
 
11.1% Day labourer 1
 
11.1% Driver (bus/truck/car) 1
 
55.6% Other 5
 

Urban / Rural

77.8% Rural 7
 
 
22.2% Urban 2

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

44.4% Yes 4
 
 
55.6% No 5

Prior torture

44.4% Yes 4
 
 
0.0% No 0

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

88.9% Yes 8
 
 
11.1% No 1

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

14.3% Yes 1
 
 
85.7% No 6

Witnesses to abduction

77.8% Yes 7
 

Victim abduction location

22.2% Victim’s residence 2
 
11.1% Shop/market 1
 
44.4% Other 4
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

88.9% Yes 8
 
 
0.0% No 0

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

33.3% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 3
 
22.2% Other 2
 
11.1% Gave no response 1
 
11.1% Killed victim in an “encounter” 1
 
11.1% Admitted custody only 1
 
11.1% Victim had escaped 1
 
11.1% Told family to go to another police station 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
55.6% No 5

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

100.0% Extrajudicial executions 9
 
 
0.0% Enforced disappearances 0

Number of victims per family

88.9% 1 victim 8
 
11.1% 2 victim 1
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 9

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

11.1% Cremated the body 1
 

Security forces returned body

22.2% Yes 2
 
11.1% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 1
 
66.7% No 6
 

Condition of corpse, if known

22.2% Other 2
 
11.1% Bullet wounds 1
 
11.1% Cuts/wounds 1
 
11.1% Missing hair from head or face 1
 
11.1% Missing fingernails 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

55.6% Yes 5
 
 
33.3% No 3

Security forces uniformed

71.4% Yes 5
 
 
14.3% No 1

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

88.9% Punjab Police 8
 
11.1% Criminal Investigation Agency 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

100.0% Punjab police 9
 
11.1% Criminal Investigation Agency 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

22.2% Combatant 2
 
 
66.7% Non-combatant 6

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
55.6% No 5

If provided support, support was voluntary

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

11.1% Yes 1
 
 
88.9% No 8

Approached security officials

77.8% Yes 7
 
 
22.2% No 2

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

66.7% Afraid of retaliation 6
 
33.3% Believed it would have been ineffective 3
 
22.2% Couldn’t afford 2
 
11.1% Didn’t know what to do 1
 

Remedies desired from government

77.8% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 7
 
66.7% Monetary compensation to family 6
 
55.6% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 5
 
55.6% Memorial for victims 5
 
44.4% Truth commission 4
 
33.3% Rehabilitation services to family members 3
 
22.2% Investigations into abuses 2
 
11.1% Employment 1
 
11.1% Desire nothing from government 1
 

Year & District 

District

44.4% Gurdaspur 4
 
55.6% Rupnagar 5
 

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
 
0.0% 1987 0
 
0.0% 1988 0
 
0.0% 1989 0
 
22.2% 1990 2
 
33.3% 1991 3
 
22.2% 1992 2
 
0.0% 1993 0
 
11.1% 1994 1
 
0.0% 1995 0
 
0.0% 1996 0
 
0.0% 1997 0
 
0.0% 1998 0
 
11.1% 1999 1
 
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.