Firozpur

90 documented cases implicating security forces based in Firozpur:


Amritsar District

Amritsar I Subdistrict
Kuldip Singh Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Chogawan Roopowali
Amritsar II Subdistrict
Harpal Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Amritsar
Manjit Singh Male, age 17 at time of extrajudicial execution, Amritsar
Baba Bakala Subdistrict
Kuldip Singh Male, age 18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Nangli
Sukhdev Singh Male, age 30-32 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mehta
Patti Subdistrict
Bakshish Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kairon
Dessa Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dassuwal
Jagdeesh Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ahmedpur
Jagir Singh Male, age 19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dassuwal
Jarnail Singh Male, age 15 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sabhrai
Onkar Singh Male, age 26-27 at time of disappearance, Gharyala
Ranjit Singh Male, age 19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sabhrai
Sarwan Singh Male, age 25-26 at time of disappearance, Bua
Sukhwinder Singh Male, age 26-28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Thathi Jaimal Singh
Tarn Taran Subdistrict
Ram Singh Male, age 21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Manochahal

Bathinda District

Bathinda Subdistrict
Gurmeet Singh Male, age 28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhucho Mandi

Faridkot District

Faridkot Subdistrict
Baldev Singh Male, age 45 at time of extrajudicial execution, Deep Singhwala
Gurlal Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kauni
Jaitu Subdistrict
Gurcharan Singh Male, age 35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bish Nandi

Firozpur District

Fazilka Subdistrict
Jarnail Singh Male, age 19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mulianwali
Kundan Singh Male, age 27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mulianwali
Sarbjeet Singh Male, age 21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Banwala Hanwanta
Firozpur Subdistrict
Atma Singh Male, age 34-35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Maste Ke
Balkar Singh Male, age 26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sodhiwala
Balwinder Singh Male, age 40 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mirze Ke
Bhajan Singh Male, age 35-38 at time of extrajudicial execution, Maste Ke
Dharm Kaur Female, age 60 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jaimalwala Alias Pireana
Gurmel Singh Male, age 45-50 at time of extrajudicial execution, Toor
Harjeet Singh Male, age 23-24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bukan Khanwala
Jagir Singh Male, age 28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Arie Ke
Jagroop Singh Male, age 36-40 at time of extrajudicial execution, Baghewala
Jasbir Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Firozpur
Jaswant Singh Male, age 28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Naurang Ke Lelli
Jaswant Singh Male, age 26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Changali Qadim
Laal Singh Male, age 35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Maste Ke
Lakhbir Singh Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Malwal
Lakhwinder Singh Male, age 17 at time of extrajudicial execution, Saide Ke Rohela
Laljit Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sur Singhwala
Major Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dula Singhwala
Mota Singh Male, age 49-50 at time of extrajudicial execution, Arifke
Mukhtiyar Singh Male, age 27-28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Tali Gulam
Nishan Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ghulam Hussainwala
Pargat Singh Male, age 30-35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kamalwala
Prem Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khai
Satnam Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bagguwala
Satnam Singh Male, age 15 at time of extrajudicial execution, Saide Ke Rohela
Suja Singh Male, age 60 at time of extrajudicial execution, Arie Ke
Sukhdev Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bandala
Sukhwant Singh Male, age 18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jhok Naudh Singh
Sukhwinder Singh Male, age 26-28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bagguwala
Jalalabad Subdistrict
Balwant Singh Male, age 25-26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mothanwala
Gurbaksh Singh Male, age 19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mothanwala
Zira Subdistrict
Ajit Singh Male, age 65 at time of extrajudicial execution, Killi Bodla
Fumman Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Nihalke
Gurlal Singh Male, age 18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mansurwal
Hansa Singh Male, age 18-19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kamalwala
Iqbal Kaur Female, age 90 at time of extrajudicial execution, Killi Bodla
Jagtar Singh Male, age 35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jhanda Bagga Nawan
Jaswinder Kaur Female, age 39-40 at time of extrajudicial execution, Killi Bodla
Kulwant Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Talwandi Nepalan
Lakhvir Singh Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Wara Chain Singhwala Alias Ramgarh
Lakhwinder Kaur Female, age 50 at time of extrajudicial execution, Killi Bodla
Major Singh Male, age 40-45 at time of extrajudicial execution, Variah
Manjit Kaur Female, age 35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Killi Bodla
Pritam Singh Male, age 25-26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Botianwala
Rajwinder Singh Male, age 16 at time of extrajudicial execution, Killi Bodla
Shuwinder Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Roshan Shahwala
Sukhdev Singh Male, age 20-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Malang Shahwala
Sukhwinder Singh Male, age 21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Killi Bodla
Surjit Singh Male, age 16-17 at time of extrajudicial execution, Fatehgarh Sabrah

Gurdaspur District

Batala Subdistrict
Sahib Singh Male, age 32 at time of extrajudicial execution, Batala
Dera Baba Nanak Subdistrict
Makhan Singh Male, age 32-33 at time of disappearance, Choura
Sukhwinder Singh Male, age 25-26 at time of disappearance, Choura

Kapurthala District

Kapurthala Subdistrict
Ranjit Singh Male, age 18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Lakhan Kalan
Sultanpur Lodhi Subdistrict
Jaswant Singh Male, age 31-33 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sherpur Sadha

Moga District

Bhagha Purana Subdistrict
Angrej Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Landa
Avtar Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Maur Nauabad
Chand Singh Male, age 65-66 at time of extrajudicial execution, Budh Singhwala
Sewak Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sangatpura

Muktsar District

Muktsar Subdistrict
Iqbal Singh Male, age 60 at time of extrajudicial execution, Saddarwala
Nachattar Singh Male, age 35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Saddarwala

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 45 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 28 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 40-45 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 35-36 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 32 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 14 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 28 at time of disappearance, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 26-27 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Firozpur:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

94.4% Male 85
 
 
5.6% Female 5

Marital status

52.2% Not married 47
 
 
47.8% Married 43

If married, did the victim have children?

41.1% Yes 37
 
 
6.7% No 6


Total children surviving victims: 106


Religion

100.0% Sikh 90
 

Caste

75.6% Jat 68
 
 
24.4% Non-Jat 22

Age

7.8% 0-17 7
 
64.4% 18-33 58
 
17.8% 34-49 16
 
4.4% 50-64 4
 
3.3% 65+ 3
 
1.1% Age unknown 1
 

Education

35.6% No education 32
 
16.7% Primary school 15
 
13.3% Middle school 12
 
27.8% High school 25
 
2.2% Some college 2
 
2.2% College degree 2
 
1.1% Graduate degree 1
 
1.1% Vocational degree 1
 

Employment

62.2% Farmer/agriculture 56
 
6.7% Day labourer 6
 
5.6% Housewife 5
 
4.4% Shopkeeper 4
 
3.3% Student 3
 
3.3% Unemployed 3
 
2.2% Mechanic 2
 
1.1% Driver (bus/truck/car) 1
 
15.6% Other 14
 

Urban / Rural

85.6% Rural 77
 
 
5.6% Urban 5

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

48.9% Yes 44
 
 
50.0% No 45

Prior torture

40.0% Yes 36
 
 
8.9% No 8

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

67.8% Yes 61
 
 
32.2% No 29

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

29.8% Yes 14
 
 
68.1% No 32

Witnesses to abduction

52.2% Yes 47
 
 
8.9% No 8

Victim abduction location

25.6% Victim’s residence 23
 
13.3% Friend/relative's residence 12
 
6.7% Roadside 6
 
5.6% Village fields 5
 
2.2% Bus station/stand 2
 
1.1% Shop/market 1
 
7.8% Other 7
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

58.9% Yes 53
 
 
8.9% No 8

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

12.2% Gave no response 11
 
6.7% Other 6
 
4.4% Denied involvement 4
 
3.3% Killed victim in an “encounter” 3
 
3.3% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 3
 
2.2% Told family to go to another police station 2
 
2.2% Admitted custody only 2
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

6.7% Yes 6
 
 
45.6% No 41

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

94.4% Extrajudicial executions 85
 
 
5.6% Enforced disappearances 5

Number of victims per family

70.0% 1 victim 63
 
16.7% 2 victim 15
 
4.4% 3 victim 4
 
1.1% 4 victim 1
 
7.8% 7 victim 7
 

Related incidents

4.4% Genuine encounters in family 4
 
 
95.6% No genuine encounters in family 86

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

33.3% Cremated the body 30
 
1.1% Dumped body in well or drain 1
 

Security forces returned body

27.8% Yes 25
 
1.1% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 1
 
64.4% No 58
 

Condition of corpse, if known

22.2% Bullet wounds 20
 
12.2% Broken bones 11
 
10.0% Cuts/wounds 9
 
8.9% Bruises 8
 
8.9% Burn marks 8
 
5.6% Missing hair from head or face 5
 
3.3% Other 3
 
3.3% Missing fingernails 3
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

68.9% Yes 62
 
 
14.4% No 13

Security forces uniformed

87.2% Yes 41
 
 
12.8% No 6

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

64.4% Punjab Police 58
 
7.8% CRPF 7
 
3.3% Criminal Investigation Agency 3
 
2.2% Black cat 2
 
1.1% Other 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

87.8% Punjab police 79
 
23.3% CRPF 21
 
10.0% Army 9
 
6.7% BSF 6
 
4.4% Criminal Investigation Agency 4
 
2.2% Black cat 2
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

33.3% Combatant 30
 
 
66.7% Non-combatant 60

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

23.3% Yes 21
 
 
41.1% No 37

If provided support, support was voluntary

14.4% Yes 13
 
 
7.8% No 7

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

21.1% Yes 19
 
 
77.8% No 70

Approached security officials

36.7% Yes 33
 
 
62.2% No 56

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

66.7% Afraid of retaliation 60
 
25.6% Didn’t know what to do 23
 
21.1% Believed it would have been ineffective 19
 
15.6% Couldn’t afford 14
 

Remedies desired from government

71.1% Monetary compensation to family 64
 
68.9% Employment 62
 
67.8% Truth commission 61
 
40.0% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 36
 
37.8% Investigations into abuses 34
 
22.2% Rehabilitation services to family members 20
 
21.1% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 19
 
14.4% Memorial for victims 13
 
6.7% Desire nothing from government 6
 
3.3% Other 3
 

Year & District 

District

17.8% Amritsar 16
 
1.1% Bathinda 1
 
3.3% Faridkot 3
 
56.7% Firozpur 51
 
3.3% Gurdaspur 3
 
2.2% Kapurthala 2
 
4.4% Moga 4
 
2.2% Muktsar 2
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
1.1% 1983 1
 
2.2% 1984 2
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
4.4% 1986 4
 
6.7% 1987 6
 
4.4% 1988 4
 
11.1% 1989 10
 
10.0% 1990 9
 
24.4% 1991 22
 
16.7% 1992 15
 
11.1% 1993 10
 
4.4% 1994 4
 
1.1% 1995 1
 
0.0% 1996 0
 
1.1% 1997 1
 
0.0% 1998 0
 
1.1% 1999 1
 
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.