Sirhind Fatehgarh Sahib

9 documented cases implicating security forces based in Sirhind Fatehgarh Sahib:


Fatehgarh Sahib District

Bassi Pathana Subdistrict
Balwinder Singh Male, age 27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Pamaur
Khamanon Subdistrict
Jaspal Singh Male, age 26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhari

Firozpur District

Zira Subdistrict
Karnail Singh Male, age 26-27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Alipur

Ludhiana District

Ludhiana East Subdistrict
Satnam Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Hiran

Patiala District

Patiala Subdistrict
Gurcharan Singh Male, age 29 at time of extrajudicial execution, Patiala
Kuldev Singh Male, age 50-52 at time of extrajudicial execution, Patiala
Raj Kaur Female, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Patiala

Rupnagar District

Rupnagar Subdistrict
Charanjit Singh Male, age 20-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Chhoti Jhallian

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 30 at time of disappearance, location withheld

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Sirhind Fatehgarh Sahib:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

88.9% Male 8
 
 
11.1% Female 1

Marital status

33.3% Not married 3
 
 
66.7% Married 6

If married, did the victim have children?

66.7% Yes 6
 


Total children surviving victims: 10


Religion

100.0% Sikh 9
 

Caste

66.7% Jat 6
 
 
33.3% Non-Jat 3

Age

88.9% 18-33 8
 
11.1% 50-64 1
 

Education

44.4% Middle school 4
 
44.4% High school 4
 
11.1% College degree 1
 

Employment

33.3% Farmer/agriculture 3
 
11.1% Shopkeeper 1
 
11.1% Housewife 1
 
11.1% Unemployed 1
 
11.1% Mechanic 1
 
33.3% Other 3
 

Urban / Rural

55.6% Rural 5
 
 
33.3% Urban 3

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

77.8% Yes 7
 
 
22.2% No 2

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
200.0% No 6

Witnesses to abduction

33.3% Yes 3
 
 
11.1% No 1

Victim abduction location

44.4% Victim’s residence 4
 
11.1% Shop/market 1
 
11.1% Village fields 1
 
11.1% Other 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

66.7% Yes 6
 
 
11.1% No 1

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

44.4% Told family to go to another police station 4
 
33.3% Denied involvement 3
 
22.2% Other 2
 
11.1% Killed victim in an “encounter” 1
 
11.1% Gave no response 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

11.1% Yes 1
 
 
55.6% No 5

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

88.9% Extrajudicial executions 8
 
 
11.1% Enforced disappearances 1

Number of victims per family

66.7% 1 victim 6
 
33.3% 4 victim 3
 

Related incidents

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

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

33.3% Cremated the body 3
 

Security forces returned body

22.2% Yes 2
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
66.7% No 6
 

Condition of corpse, if known

33.3% Bullet wounds 3
 
11.1% Missing hair from head or face 1
 
11.1% Other 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

66.7% Yes 6
 
 
11.1% No 1

Security forces uniformed

166.7% Yes 5
 
 
33.3% No 1

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

66.7% Punjab Police 6
 
11.1% Other 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

88.9% Punjab police 8
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

33.3% Combatant 3
 
 
55.6% Non-combatant 5

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

22.2% Yes 2
 
 
22.2% No 2

If provided support, support was voluntary

22.2% Yes 2
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

33.3% Yes 3
 
 
66.7% No 6

Approached security officials

77.8% Yes 7
 
 
22.2% No 2

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

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

Remedies desired from government

88.9% Truth commission 8
 
55.6% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 5
 
55.6% Investigations into abuses 5
 
44.4% Memorial for victims 4
 
44.4% Employment 4
 
44.4% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 4
 
44.4% Monetary compensation to family 4
 
33.3% Rehabilitation services to family members 3
 

Year & District 

District

22.2% Fatehgarh Sahib 2
 
11.1% Firozpur 1
 
11.1% Ludhiana 1
 
33.3% Patiala 3
 
11.1% Rupnagar 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
 
0.0% 1987 0
 
11.1% 1988 1
 
0.0% 1989 0
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
11.1% 1991 1
 
33.3% 1992 3
 
44.4% 1993 4
 
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
 
0.0% Date Unknown 0
 

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