Khanna

29 documented cases implicating security forces based in Khanna:


Amritsar District

Amritsar II Subdistrict
Harminder Singh Male, age 38 at time of extrajudicial execution, Amritsar
Khadoor Sahib Subdistrict
Gurmukh Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Nagoke
Jatinder Kaur Female, age 20-23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Nagoke

Fatehgarh Sahib District

Amloh Subdistrict
Ajmehar Singh Male, age 45 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dodheri
Baljeet Singh Male, age 19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Salana Jiwan Singh Wala
Khamanon Subdistrict
Avtar Singh Male, age 28-30 at time of disappearance, Badla
Gurcharan Singh Male, age 31-32 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhamian
Harpreet Singh Male, age 20 at time of disappearance, Badla
Jarnail Singh Male, age 18-19 at time of disappearance, Badla
Jasveer Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Hargana
Kamaljeet Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Hargana

Ludhiana District

Khanna Subdistrict
Gurmeet Singh Male, age 18-20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Majri
Hardeep Singh Male, age 22-23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mahawan
Sadhu Singh Male, age 31 at time of extrajudicial execution, Panjrukha
Ludhiana East Subdistrict
Davinder Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Umedpur
Ludhiana West Subdistrict
Jaswant Singh Male, age 19-20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jangpur
Karamjeet Singh Male, age 22-23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Gill
Payal Subdistrict
Dalip Singh Male, age 29 at time of extrajudicial execution, Payal
Sarabjit Singh Male, age 27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhathal
Swaran Singh Male, age 36 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mahpur
Samrala Subdistrict
Amarjit Singh Billing Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Seh
Baghel Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Seh
Harpal Singh Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Gharkhanna

Rupnagar District

Anandpur Sahib Subdistrict
Lakhwinder Singh Male, age 26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sahota
Rupnagar Subdistrict
Mann Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dehar

Sangrur District

Malerkotla Subdistrict
Tarlochan Singh Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sehke

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 27-28 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 24-25 at time of disappearance, location withheld

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Khanna:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

96.6% Male 28
 
 
3.4% Female 1

Marital status

55.2% Not married 16
 
 
44.8% Married 13

If married, did the victim have children?

41.4% Yes 12
 
 
3.4% No 1


Total children surviving victims: 23


Religion

100.0% Sikh 29
 

Caste

86.2% Jat 25
 
 
13.8% Non-Jat 4

Age

89.7% 18-33 26
 
10.3% 34-49 3
 

Education

13.8% No education 4
 
13.8% Primary school 4
 
10.3% Middle school 3
 
44.8% High school 13
 
6.9% Some college 2
 
3.4% College degree 1
 
6.9% Graduate degree 2
 

Employment

37.9% Farmer/agriculture 11
 
17.2% Driver (bus/truck/car) 5
 
13.8% Student 4
 
10.3% Day labourer 3
 
3.4% Housewife 1
 
3.4% Mechanic 1
 
20.7% Other 6
 

Urban / Rural

82.8% Rural 24
 
 
6.9% Urban 2

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

55.2% Yes 16
 
 
44.8% No 13

Prior torture

48.3% Yes 14
 
 
6.9% No 2

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

62.1% Yes 18
 
 
37.9% No 11

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

33.3% Yes 4
 
 
66.7% No 8

Witnesses to abduction

41.4% Yes 12
 

Victim abduction location

17.2% Village fields 5
 
10.3% Roadside 3
 
6.9% Victim’s residence 2
 
6.9% Police station 2
 
3.4% Friend/relative's residence 1
 
17.2% Other 5
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

34.5% Yes 10
 
 
20.7% No 6

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

13.8% Other 4
 
13.8% Gave no response 4
 
3.4% Killed victim in an “encounter” 1
 
3.4% Admitted custody only 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

3.4% Yes 1
 
 
55.2% No 16

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

86.2% Extrajudicial executions 25
 
 
13.8% Enforced disappearances 4

Number of victims per family

79.3% 1 victim 23
 
13.8% 2 victim 4
 
6.9% 3 victim 2
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 29

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

37.9% Cremated the body 11
 

Security forces returned body

24.1% Yes 7
 
3.4% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 1
 
58.6% No 17
 

Condition of corpse, if known

24.1% Bullet wounds 7
 
13.8% Bruises 4
 
6.9% Cuts/wounds 2
 
3.4% Other 1
 
3.4% Broken bones 1
 
3.4% Missing fingernails 1
 
3.4% Missing hair from head or face 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

69.0% Yes 20
 
 
6.9% No 2

Security forces uniformed

91.7% Yes 11
 
 
25.0% No 3

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

55.2% Punjab Police 16
 
6.9% Other 2
 
6.9% Criminal Investigation Agency 2
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

82.8% Punjab police 24
 
10.3% Other 3
 
3.4% Criminal Investigation Agency 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

51.7% Combatant 15
 
 
48.3% Non-combatant 14

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

13.8% Yes 4
 
 
34.5% No 10

If provided support, support was voluntary

6.9% Yes 2
 
 
6.9% No 2

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

31.0% Yes 9
 
 
69.0% No 20

Approached security officials

34.5% Yes 10
 
 
65.5% No 19

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

58.6% Afraid of retaliation 17
 
13.8% Couldn’t afford 4
 
6.9% Believed it would have been ineffective 2
 
6.9% Didn’t know what to do 2
 
3.4% Not applicable 1
 

Remedies desired from government

65.5% Truth commission 19
 
55.2% Monetary compensation to family 16
 
51.7% Employment 15
 
41.4% Investigations into abuses 12
 
37.9% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 11
 
27.6% Rehabilitation services to family members 8
 
20.7% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 6
 
17.2% Memorial for victims 5
 
3.4% Other 1
 

Year & District 

District

10.3% Amritsar 3
 
27.6% Fatehgarh Sahib 8
 
41.4% Ludhiana 12
 
6.9% Rupnagar 2
 
3.4% Sangrur 1
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
3.4% 1983 1
 
0.0% 1984 0
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
0.0% 1986 0
 
0.0% 1987 0
 
0.0% 1988 0
 
0.0% 1989 0
 
6.9% 1990 2
 
31.0% 1991 9
 
34.5% 1992 10
 
24.1% 1993 7
 
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.