Kharar

11 documented cases implicating security forces based in Kharar:


Fatehgarh Sahib District

Bassi Pathana Subdistrict
Daljeet Singh Male, age 25-26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mehdudan
Khamanon Subdistrict
Jagtar Singh Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sidhupur Kalan

Patiala District

Dera Bassi Subdistrict
Kuldeep Singh Male, age 21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jaula kalan

Rupnagar District

Kharar Subdistrict
Gurdeep Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of disappearance, Rurkee Pukhta
Harwinder Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Popna
Jeet Singh Male, age 45-46 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhajauli
Rupnagar Subdistrict
Harbhajan Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bari Jhallian
Naseeb Singh Male, age 40 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dehar
S.A.S.Nagar (Mohali) Subdistrict
Dalveer Singh Male, age 22 at time of disappearance, Behlolpur

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 22-23 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 32-35 at time of disappearance, location withheld

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Kharar:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 11
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

45.5% Not married 5
 
 
54.5% Married 6

If married, did the victim have children?

54.5% Yes 6
 


Total children surviving victims: 11


Religion

100.0% Sikh 11
 

Caste

90.9% Jat 10
 
 
9.1% Non-Jat 1

Age

81.8% 18-33 9
 
18.2% 34-49 2
 

Education

9.1% No education 1
 
27.3% Middle school 3
 
54.5% High school 6
 
9.1% College degree 1
 

Employment

72.7% Farmer/agriculture 8
 
18.2% Student 2
 
9.1% Shopkeeper 1
 
18.2% Other 2
 

Urban / Rural

81.8% Rural 9
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

72.7% Yes 8
 
 
27.3% No 3

Prior torture

63.6% Yes 7
 
 
9.1% No 1

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

72.7% Yes 8
 
 
18.2% No 2

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

42.9% Yes 3
 
 
28.6% No 2

Witnesses to abduction

63.6% Yes 7
 

Victim abduction location

27.3% Police station 3
 
9.1% Village drain 1
 
9.1% Victim’s residence 1
 
9.1% Village fields 1
 
18.2% Other 2
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

72.7% Yes 8
 
 
0.0% No 0

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

18.2% Told family to go to another police station 2
 
9.1% Killed victim in an “encounter” 1
 
9.1% Gave no response 1
 
9.1% Denied involvement 1
 
9.1% Other 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
63.6% No 7

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

72.7% Extrajudicial executions 8
 
 
27.3% Enforced disappearances 3

Number of victims per family

81.8% 1 victim 9
 
18.2% 2 victim 2
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 11

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

18.2% Dumped body in canal or river 2
 

Security forces returned body

0.0% Yes 0
 
9.1% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 1
 
63.6% No 7
 

Condition of corpse, if known

9.1% Bullet wounds 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

72.7% Yes 8
 
 
9.1% No 1

Security forces uniformed

100.0% Yes 7
 
 
14.3% No 1

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

72.7% Punjab Police 8
 
9.1% CRPF 1
 
9.1% Black cat 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

72.7% Punjab police 8
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

18.2% Combatant 2
 
 
72.7% Non-combatant 8

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

36.4% Yes 4
 
 
36.4% No 4

If provided support, support was voluntary

27.3% Yes 3
 
 
9.1% No 1

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

27.3% Yes 3
 
 
72.7% No 8

Approached security officials

36.4% Yes 4
 
 
63.6% No 7

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

72.7% Afraid of retaliation 8
 
27.3% Couldn’t afford 3
 
9.1% Didn’t know what to do 1
 

Remedies desired from government

81.8% Monetary compensation to family 9
 
72.7% Truth commission 8
 
63.6% Employment 7
 
18.2% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 2
 
18.2% Investigations into abuses 2
 
18.2% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 2
 
18.2% Rehabilitation services to family members 2
 

Year & District 

District

18.2% Fatehgarh Sahib 2
 
9.1% Patiala 1
 
54.5% Rupnagar 6
 

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
 
9.1% 1989 1
 
18.2% 1990 2
 
27.3% 1991 3
 
18.2% 1992 2
 
18.2% 1993 2
 
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
 
9.1% Date Unknown 1
 

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