Muktsar

31 documented cases implicating security forces based in Muktsar:


Amritsar District

Ajnala Subdistrict
Manjit Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jatta
Patti Subdistrict
Jaswant Singh Male, age 21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Valtoha
Mukhtiar Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Valtoha
Satpal Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Valtoha
Sukhdev Singh Male, age 25-26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Narli

Faridkot District

Faridkot Subdistrict
Baljit Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dana Romana
Gurmeet Singh Male, age 21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Machaki Kalan
Harpal Singh Male, age 19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Hari Nau
Raman Singh Male, age 42 at time of disappearance, Thara
Sukhdev Singh Male, age 35-40 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khara
Jaitu Subdistrict
Gurcharan Singh Male, age 35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bish Nandi
Jaskaran Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Madhak

Firozpur District

Firozpur Subdistrict
Balwinder Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sur Singhwala
Shingara Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mattar Uttar
Jalalabad Subdistrict
Pargat Singh Male, age 26-27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ratta Khera

Kapurthala District

Kapurthala Subdistrict
Ranjit Singh Male, age 18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Lakhan Kalan

Moga District

Bhagha Purana Subdistrict
Balwinder Singh Male, age 30-32 at time of extrajudicial execution, Smalsar
Buta Singh Male, age 30-35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rode

Muktsar District

Muktsar Subdistrict
Baaj Singh Male, age 28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Lakhewali
Baljinder Singh Male, age 44 at time of extrajudicial execution, Chibranwali
Balraj Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Thandewala
Balwinder Singh Male, age 17-18 at time of disappearance, Muktsar
Desa Singh Male, age 38 at time of extrajudicial execution, Saddarwala
Dilbag Singh Male, age 14 at time of extrajudicial execution, Saddarwala
Gurjant Singh Male, age 35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Thandewala
Gurmail Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Thandewala
Harbans Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Muktsar
Jalor Singh Male, age 60 at time of extrajudicial execution, Thandewala
Rajeshinder Singh Male, age 26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Saddarwala
Subeg Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Lubhanianwali
Sukhwinder Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Saddarwala

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Muktsar:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 31
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

61.3% Not married 19
 
 
38.7% Married 12

If married, did the victim have children?

35.5% Yes 11
 


Total children surviving victims: 30


Religion

100.0% Sikh 31
 

Caste

77.4% Jat 24
 
 
22.6% Non-Jat 7

Age

3.2% 0-17 1
 
71.0% 18-33 22
 
19.4% 34-49 6
 
3.2% 50-64 1
 

Education

29.0% No education 9
 
16.1% Primary school 5
 
16.1% Middle school 5
 
35.5% High school 11
 
3.2% College degree 1
 

Employment

67.7% Farmer/agriculture 21
 
9.7% Day labourer 3
 
6.5% Student 2
 
3.2% Driver (bus/truck/car) 1
 
3.2% Unemployed 1
 
3.2% Shopkeeper 1
 
12.9% Other 4
 

Urban / Rural

93.5% Rural 29
 
 
6.5% Urban 2

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

61.3% Yes 19
 
 
38.7% No 12

Prior torture

38.7% Yes 12
 
 
22.6% No 7

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

74.2% Yes 23
 
 
25.8% No 8

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

18.8% Yes 3
 
 
50.0% No 8

Witnesses to abduction

51.6% Yes 16
 
 
9.7% No 3

Victim abduction location

16.1% Friend/relative's residence 5
 
16.1% Victim’s residence 5
 
9.7% Police station 3
 
6.5% Checkpoint (naka) 2
 
12.9% Other 4
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

51.6% Yes 16
 
 
22.6% No 7

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

12.9% Told family to go to another police station 4
 
12.9% Gave no response 4
 
12.9% Denied involvement 4
 
12.9% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 4
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

3.2% Yes 1
 
 
58.1% No 18

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

93.5% Extrajudicial executions 29
 
 
6.5% Enforced disappearances 2

Number of victims per family

87.1% 1 victim 27
 
12.9% 2 victim 4
 

Related incidents

6.5% Genuine encounters in family 2
 
 
93.5% No genuine encounters in family 29

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

48.4% Cremated the body 15
 
3.2% Dumped body in canal or river 1
 

Security forces returned body

9.7% Yes 3
 
3.2% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 1
 
80.6% No 25
 

Condition of corpse, if known

3.2% Other 1
 
3.2% Bruises 1
 
3.2% Missing hair from head or face 1
 
3.2% Broken bones 1
 
3.2% Cuts/wounds 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

58.1% Yes 18
 
 
22.6% No 7

Security forces uniformed

93.8% Yes 15
 
 
6.2% No 1

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

71.0% Punjab Police 22
 
6.5% Other 2
 
6.5% CRPF 2
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

87.1% Punjab police 27
 
6.5% CRPF 2
 
6.5% Black cat 2
 
3.2% Other 1
 
3.2% Army 1
 
3.2% BSF 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

61.3% Combatant 19
 
 
38.7% Non-combatant 12

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

9.7% Yes 3
 
 
25.8% No 8

If provided support, support was voluntary

9.7% Yes 3
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

19.4% Yes 6
 
 
80.6% No 25

Approached security officials

35.5% Yes 11
 
 
64.5% No 20

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

74.2% Afraid of retaliation 23
 
6.5% Couldn’t afford 2
 
6.5% Didn’t know what to do 2
 
6.5% Believed it would have been ineffective 2
 
3.2% Not applicable 1
 

Remedies desired from government

67.7% Monetary compensation to family 21
 
64.5% Employment 20
 
54.8% Truth commission 17
 
38.7% Investigations into abuses 12
 
29.0% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 9
 
19.4% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 6
 
12.9% Memorial for victims 4
 
6.5% Desire nothing from government 2
 
6.5% Rehabilitation services to family members 2
 
3.2% Other 1
 

Year & District 

District

16.1% Amritsar 5
 
22.6% Faridkot 7
 
9.7% Firozpur 3
 
3.2% Kapurthala 1
 
6.5% Moga 2
 
41.9% Muktsar 13
 

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
 
3.2% 1987 1
 
6.5% 1988 2
 
9.7% 1989 3
 
16.1% 1990 5
 
19.4% 1991 6
 
25.8% 1992 8
 
16.1% 1993 5
 
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
 
3.2% Date Unknown 1
 

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