Sahnewal

10 documented cases implicating security forces based in Sahnewal:


Fatehgarh Sahib District

Khamanon Subdistrict
Jasmer Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khant

Ludhiana District

Ludhiana East Subdistrict
Baldev Singh Male, age 25-27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bir Sahnewal
Charanjit Singh Male, age 27-29 at time of extrajudicial execution, Tibba
Manjinder Singh Male, age 19 at time of disappearance, Tibba
Rupinder Singh Male, age 19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Chhandaran
Payal Subdistrict
Gulab Singh Male, age 21-22 at time of disappearance, Dhamot
Jasvir Singh Male, age 18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Maksudra
Samrala Subdistrict
Rajinder Singh Male, age 28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Manewal

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 16 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 45 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Sahnewal:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 10
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

60.0% Not married 6
 
 
40.0% Married 4

If married, did the victim have children?

30.0% Yes 3
 


Total children surviving victims: 11


Religion

100.0% Sikh 10
 

Caste

60.0% Jat 6
 
 
40.0% Non-Jat 4

Age

10.0% 0-17 1
 
80.0% 18-33 8
 
10.0% 34-49 1
 

Education

20.0% No education 2
 
20.0% Primary school 2
 
10.0% High school 1
 
10.0% Some college 1
 
30.0% College degree 3
 
10.0% Vocational degree 1
 

Employment

30.0% Day labourer 3
 
30.0% Student 3
 
20.0% Farmer/agriculture 2
 
20.0% Mechanic 2
 
10.0% Other 1
 

Urban / Rural

80.0% Rural 8
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

50.0% Yes 5
 
 
50.0% No 5

Prior torture

40.0% Yes 4
 
 
10.0% No 1

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

100.0% Yes 10
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
85.7% No 6

Witnesses to abduction

70.0% Yes 7
 
 
20.0% No 2

Victim abduction location

50.0% Victim’s residence 5
 
10.0% Roadside 1
 
10.0% Shop/market 1
 
10.0% Friend/relative's residence 1
 
10.0% Police station 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

50.0% Yes 5
 
 
30.0% No 3

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

30.0% Gave no response 3
 
10.0% Other 1
 
10.0% Told family to go to another police station 1
 
10.0% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 1
 
10.0% Killed victim in an “encounter” 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
90.0% No 9

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

80.0% Extrajudicial executions 8
 
 
20.0% Enforced disappearances 2

Number of victims per family

100.0% 1 victim 10
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 10

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

50.0% Cremated the body 5
 

Security forces returned body

0.0% Yes 0
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
80.0% No 8
 

Condition of corpse, if known


Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

70.0% Yes 7
 
 
20.0% No 2

Security forces uniformed

100.0% Yes 7
 
 
28.6% No 2

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

100.0% Punjab Police 10
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

80.0% Punjab police 8
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

40.0% Combatant 4
 
 
60.0% Non-combatant 6

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
60.0% No 6

If provided support, support was voluntary

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

10.0% Yes 1
 
 
90.0% No 9

Approached security officials

60.0% Yes 6
 
 
40.0% No 4

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

60.0% Afraid of retaliation 6
 
20.0% Didn’t know what to do 2
 
10.0% Not applicable 1
 

Remedies desired from government

90.0% Truth commission 9
 
70.0% Monetary compensation to family 7
 
50.0% Criminal Sanctions against those responsible 5
 
40.0% Investigations into abuses 4
 
40.0% Memorial for victims 4
 
30.0% Employment 3
 
20.0% Rehabilitation services to family members 2
 
10.0% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 1
 

Time & Place  

District

10.0% Fatehgarh Sahib 1
 
70.0% Ludhiana 7
 

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
 
10.0% 1988 1
 
20.0% 1989 2
 
10.0% 1990 1
 
10.0% 1991 1
 
20.0% 1992 2
 
30.0% 1993 3
 
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
 

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