Rupnagar

62 documented cases implicating security forces based in Rupnagar:


Amritsar District

Ajnala Subdistrict
Daljeet Singh Male, age 16-17 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bath
Palwinder Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khatrai Kalan
Amritsar II Subdistrict
Avtar Singh Male, age 20-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Hoshiar Nagar
Baba Bakala Subdistrict
Lakhbir Singh Badesha Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Danial
Khadoor Sahib Subdistrict
Harjit Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khojkipur
Sukhjit Singh Male, age 26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sakkianwali

Fatehgarh Sahib District

Bassi Pathana Subdistrict
Sarbjeet Singh Male, age 20-21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ghel

Gurdaspur District

Batala Subdistrict
Gurdev Singh Male, age 19-20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sangrai
Jaswinder Singh Male, age 31 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mand
Pardeep Singh Male, age 21 at time of disappearance, Batala
Gurdaspur Subdistrict
Ajaib Singh Male, age 15-16 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dehriwala

Hoshiarpur District

Garhshankar Subdistrict
Makhan Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mahilpur
Hoshiarpur Subdistrict
Ravinder Kumar Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sainchan

Jalandhar District

Jalandhar I Subdistrict
Kulwinder Singh Male, age 21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Pholriwala

Ludhiana District

Jagroan Subdistrict
Darshan Singh Male, age 30-31 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dalla

Moga District

Moga Subdistrict
Mangal Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mangewala

Patiala District

Patiala Subdistrict
Balwant Singh Male, age 14 at time of extrajudicial execution, Hajipur

Rupnagar District

Anandpur Sahib Subdistrict
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
Gurcharanjit Singh Male, age 35-36 at time of extrajudicial execution, Paraul
Harminder Singh Male, age 19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Padiala
Paramjit Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Manakpur Sharif
Rupnagar Subdistrict
Amarjit Singh Male, age 20-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ratanpura
Amrik Singh Male, age 22-23 at time of disappearance, Bari Mandauli
Avtar Singh Male, age 27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rangian
Baldev Singh Male, age 23-24 at time of disappearance, Bardar
Balwinder Singh Male, age 30-32 at time of disappearance, Panjola
Dalip Singh Male, age 50-52 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bardar
Dilbar Singh Male, age 21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bari Mandauli
Dilbar Singh Male, age 22 at time of disappearance, Raje Majra
Guljar Singh Male, age 21-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dugri
Gurinder Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khairabad
Gurmail Singh Male, age 26-27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Manak Majra
Gurmeet Singh Male, age 27-28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kamalpur
Gursewak Singh Male, age 26 at time of disappearance, Kotla Nihang
Harnek Singh Male, age 25-26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Badwali
Harpal Singh Male, age 18 at time of disappearance, Bardar
Iqbal Singh Male, age 18-19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Solkhian
Jaswant Singh Male, age 30-31 at time of extrajudicial execution, Chaklan
Jaswinder Singh Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhauwal
Jharmal Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dehar
Krishan Singh Male, age 34 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kotli
Kuljinder Singh Male, age 30 at time of disappearance, Kheri Salabatpur
Naseeb Singh Male, age 40 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dehar
Palwinder Singh Male, age 26-27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dulchi Majra
Paramjit Singh Male, age 28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Behrampur
Paramjit Singh Male, age 18-19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Solkhian
Prithi Singh Male, age 26-27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Makowal
Sangat Singh Male, age 27-28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Babani Kalan
Satnaam Singh Male, age 20-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Solkhian
Satveer Singh Male, age 30 at time of disappearance, Rupnagar
Ujjagar Singh Male, age 60-65 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kamalpur

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 21-22 at time of disappearance, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 36 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 25-26 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 21-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 25-26 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 32 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Balbir Singh Male, age 26 at time of disappearance, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Kulwant Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Rupnagar:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 62
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

58.1% Not married 36
 
 
41.9% Married 26

If married, did the victim have children?

40.3% Yes 25
 
 
1.6% No 1


Total children surviving victims: 53


Religion

98.4% Sikh 61
 
 
1.6% Non-Sikh 1

Caste

53.2% Jat 33
 
 
46.8% Non-Jat 29

Age

4.8% 0-17 3
 
83.9% 18-33 52
 
8.1% 34-49 5
 
3.2% 50-64 2
 

Education

11.3% No education 7
 
11.3% Primary school 7
 
22.6% Middle school 14
 
43.5% High school 27
 
6.5% Some college 4
 
3.2% College degree 2
 
1.6% Graduate degree 1
 

Employment

22.6% Farmer/agriculture 14
 
12.9% Student 8
 
12.9% Driver (bus/truck/car) 8
 
8.1% Day labourer 5
 
4.8% Shopkeeper 3
 
3.2% Carpenter 2
 
3.2% Unemployed 2
 
3.2% Mechanic 2
 
35.5% Other 22
 

Urban / Rural

79.0% Rural 49
 
 
6.5% Urban 4

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

43.5% Yes 27
 
 
56.5% No 35

Prior torture

35.5% Yes 22
 
 
8.1% No 5

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

72.6% Yes 45
 
 
22.6% No 14

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

19.4% Yes 7
 
 
63.9% No 23

Witnesses to abduction

58.1% Yes 36
 
 
11.3% No 7

Victim abduction location

27.4% Victim’s residence 17
 
6.5% Village fields 4
 
6.5% Roadside 4
 
4.8% Checkpoint (naka) 3
 
4.8% Bus station/stand 3
 
1.6% Friend/relative's residence 1
 
1.6% Shop/market 1
 
12.9% Other 8
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

53.2% Yes 33
 
 
19.4% No 12

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

11.3% Gave no response 7
 
8.1% Killed victim in an “encounter” 5
 
8.1% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 5
 
6.5% Other 4
 
4.8% Denied involvement 3
 
3.2% Told family to go to another police station 2
 
1.6% Victim had escaped 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
61.3% No 38

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

82.3% Extrajudicial executions 51
 
 
17.7% Enforced disappearances 11

Number of victims per family

85.5% 1 victim 53
 
14.5% 2 victim 9
 

Related incidents

1.6% Genuine encounters in family 1
 
 
98.4% No genuine encounters in family 61

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

9.7% Cremated the body 6
 
3.2% Dumped body in canal or river 2
 

Security forces returned body

30.6% Yes 19
 
3.2% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 2
 
48.4% No 30
 

Condition of corpse, if known

22.6% Bullet wounds 14
 
6.5% Other 4
 
3.2% Cuts/wounds 2
 
1.6% Bruises 1
 
1.6% Missing hair from head or face 1
 
1.6% Broken bones 1
 
1.6% Missing fingernails 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

61.3% Yes 38
 
 
21.0% No 13

Security forces uniformed

72.2% Yes 26
 
 
16.7% No 6

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

58.1% Punjab Police 36
 
16.1% Criminal Investigation Agency 10
 
4.8% CRPF 3
 
3.2% Other 2
 
1.6% Black cat 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

67.7% Punjab police 42
 
17.7% Criminal Investigation Agency 11
 
8.1% CRPF 5
 
3.2% Black cat 2
 
1.6% BSF 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

43.5% Combatant 27
 
 
50.0% Non-combatant 31

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

3.2% Yes 2
 
 
45.2% No 28

If provided support, support was voluntary

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
1.6% No 1

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

21.0% Yes 13
 
 
79.0% No 49

Approached security officials

38.7% Yes 24
 
 
61.3% No 38

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

56.5% Afraid of retaliation 35
 
22.6% Couldn’t afford 14
 
22.6% Believed it would have been ineffective 14
 
19.4% Didn’t know what to do 12
 
6.5% Not applicable 4
 
4.8% Other 3
 

Remedies desired from government

79.0% Truth commission 49
 
77.4% Monetary compensation to family 48
 
74.2% Employment 46
 
29.0% Rehabilitation services to family members 18
 
19.4% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 12
 
17.7% Investigations into abuses 11
 
9.7% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 6
 
8.1% Memorial for victims 5
 
1.6% Desire nothing from government 1
 

Year & District 

District

9.7% Amritsar 6
 
1.6% Fatehgarh Sahib 1
 
6.5% Gurdaspur 4
 
3.2% Hoshiarpur 2
 
1.6% Jalandhar 1
 
1.6% Ludhiana 1
 
1.6% Moga 1
 
1.6% Patiala 1
 
58.1% Rupnagar 36
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
0.0% 1984 0
 
1.6% 1985 1
 
1.6% 1986 1
 
0.0% 1987 0
 
1.6% 1988 1
 
4.8% 1989 3
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
25.8% 1991 16
 
35.5% 1992 22
 
19.4% 1993 12
 
4.8% 1994 3
 
3.2% 1995 2
 
0.0% 1996 0
 
0.0% 1997 0
 
0.0% 1998 0
 
1.6% 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.