Samrala

8 documented cases implicating security forces based in Samrala:


Amritsar District

Baba Bakala Subdistrict
Manjit Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Wazir Bhullar

Fatehgarh Sahib District

Khamanon Subdistrict
Rampal Singh Male, age 27 at time of disappearance, Gaggarwal

Ludhiana District

Ludhiana East Subdistrict
Sukhbir Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kot gangurai
Samrala Subdistrict
Guljar Singh Male, age 22-23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mushkabad
Gulzar Singh Male, age 25-26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khatran
Sukhcharanjeet Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Salodi

Nawanshahr District

Nawanshahr Subdistrict
Gurnam Singh Male, age 30-31 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rehpa

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 55-60 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Samrala:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 8
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

62.5% Not married 5
 
 
37.5% Married 3

If married, did the victim have children?

37.5% Yes 3
 


Total children surviving victims: 9


Religion

100.0% Sikh 8
 

Caste

62.5% Jat 5
 
 
37.5% Non-Jat 3

Age

87.5% 18-33 7
 
12.5% 50-64 1
 

Education

25.0% Primary school 2
 
37.5% Middle school 3
 
25.0% High school 2
 

Employment

25.0% Farmer/agriculture 2
 
12.5% Driver (bus/truck/car) 1
 
12.5% Shopkeeper 1
 
12.5% Mechanic 1
 
37.5% Other 3
 

Urban / Rural

87.5% Rural 7
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

62.5% Yes 5
 
 
37.5% No 3

Prior torture

50.0% Yes 4
 
 
12.5% No 1

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

75.0% Yes 6
 
 
25.0% No 2

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

33.3% Yes 1
 
 
133.3% No 4

Witnesses to abduction

37.5% Yes 3
 

Victim abduction location

12.5% Village fields 1
 
12.5% Friend/relative's residence 1
 
12.5% Roadside 1
 
12.5% Bus station/stand 1
 
25.0% Other 2
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

75.0% Yes 6
 
 
0.0% No 0

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

12.5% Killed victim in an “encounter” 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
37.5% No 3

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

87.5% Extrajudicial executions 7
 
 
12.5% Enforced disappearances 1

Number of victims per family

100.0% 1 victim 8
 

Related incidents

12.5% Genuine encounters in family 1
 
 
87.5% No genuine encounters in family 7

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

50.0% Cremated the body 4
 

Security forces returned body

12.5% Yes 1
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
75.0% No 6
 

Condition of corpse, if known

12.5% Other 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

62.5% Yes 5
 
 
12.5% No 1

Security forces uniformed

100.0% Yes 3
 
 
66.7% No 2

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

75.0% Punjab Police 6
 
12.5% Black cat 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

87.5% Punjab police 7
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

62.5% Combatant 5
 
 
12.5% Non-combatant 1

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
12.5% No 1

If provided support, support was voluntary

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

37.5% Yes 3
 
 
62.5% No 5

Approached security officials

12.5% Yes 1
 
 
87.5% No 7

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

62.5% Afraid of retaliation 5
 
12.5% Not applicable 1
 

Remedies desired from government

62.5% Employment 5
 
62.5% Monetary compensation to family 5
 
37.5% Rehabilitation services to family members 3
 
37.5% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 3
 
37.5% Truth commission 3
 
25.0% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 2
 
12.5% Investigations into abuses 1
 
12.5% Memorial for victims 1
 

Year & District 

District

12.5% Amritsar 1
 
12.5% Fatehgarh Sahib 1
 
50.0% Ludhiana 4
 
12.5% Nawanshahr 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
 
12.5% 1987 1
 
12.5% 1988 1
 
25.0% 1989 2
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
25.0% 1991 2
 
0.0% 1992 0
 
0.0% 1993 0
 
12.5% 1994 1
 
0.0% 1995 0
 
0.0% 1996 0
 
12.5% 1997 1
 
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.