Faridkot

89 documented cases implicating security forces based in Faridkot:


Amritsar District

Amritsar II Subdistrict
Jaswinder Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Amritsar
Baba Bakala Subdistrict
Sukhdev Singh Male, age 30-32 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mehta
Patti Subdistrict
Angrej Singh Male, age 22 at time of disappearance, Sabhrai
Darshan Singh Male, age 26-27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dhun
Harbans Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Uboke
Jagtar Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ramuwal
Jaswant Singh Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Patti
Kuldeep Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhai Ladhu
Major Singh Male, age 36 at time of extrajudicial execution, Shahid
Onkar Singh Male, age 26-27 at time of disappearance, Gharyala
Sukhdev Singh Male, age 21 at time of disappearance, Harike
Sukhwinder Singh Male, age 17 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhikhiwind
Tarn Taran Subdistrict
Parminder Singh Male, age 22 at time of disappearance, Jhabal Kalan

Bathinda District

Bathinda Subdistrict
Amarjit Singh Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhucho Mandi
Balwinder Singh Male, age 38-40 at time of disappearance, Bathinda
Joginder Singh Male, age 26-27 at time of disappearance, Bathinda

Faridkot District

Faridkot Subdistrict
Angrej Singh Male, age 19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Midu Maan
Balwinder Singh Male, age 34 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ghumiara
Chaman Lal Male, age 23 at time of disappearance, Arayanwala Kalan
Gurmej Singh Male, age 58 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mani Singhwala
Hardeep Singh Male, age 55-56 at time of extrajudicial execution, Chak Sahu
Jaswinder Singh Male, age 21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sibbian
Kulwant Singh Male, age 25 at time of disappearance, Daggo Romana
Jaitu Subdistrict
Ajaib Singh Male, age 62 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ramuwala
Gurdeep Singh Male, age 26-27 at time of disappearance, Sarawan
Jaswinder Singh Male, age 24 at time of disappearance, Ramuwala
Mandar Singh Male, age 33 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bish Nandi
Pritpal Singh Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bish Nandi

Firozpur District

Firozpur Subdistrict
Baldev Singh Male, age 40-45 at time of extrajudicial execution, Karmiti
Balwinder Singh Male, age 22-23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Loham
Deba Singh Male, age 18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rajiwala
Jeeta Singh Male, age 19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rajiwala
Lakha Singh Male, age 20-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kamalwala
Prem Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khai
Jalalabad Subdistrict
Pargat Singh Male, age 26-27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ratta Khera
Zira Subdistrict
Avtar Singh Male, age 40-42 at time of extrajudicial execution, Lehra Rohi
Balwinder Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mansurwal
Bhajan Singh Male, age 32-33 at time of extrajudicial execution, Buianwala
Deputy Singh Male, age 17 at time of extrajudicial execution, Pihewali

Gurdaspur District

Batala Subdistrict
Daljit Singh Male, age 26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Chahal
Gurmej Singh Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rampur
Dera Baba Nanak Subdistrict
Dalbir Singh Male, age 26-27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Talwandi Goraya
Gurdaspur Subdistrict
Harjinder Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Arjanpur
Surinder Singh Male, age 21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Arjanpur

Kapurthala District

Kapurthala Subdistrict
Balwinder Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khanpur
Sultanpur Lodhi Subdistrict
Balkar Singh Male, age 22 at time of disappearance, Sherpur dogran

Ludhiana District

Jagroan Subdistrict
Ajmer Singh Male, age 35 at time of disappearance, Rasulpur Malla
Major Singh Male, age 35-36 at time of extrajudicial execution, Burj Kalara

Mansa District

Budhlada Subdistrict
Gurcharan Singh Male, age 21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Gamiwala

Moga District

Bhagha Purana Subdistrict
Chand Singh Male, age 65-66 at time of extrajudicial execution, Budh Singhwala
Davinder Singh Male, age 19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rajiana
Jagjit Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Nathewala
Jang Singh Male, age 47-48 at time of disappearance, Nathewala
Jaswant Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bara Ghar
Khunda Singh Male, age 50 at time of extrajudicial execution, Samadhbhai
Malkeet Singh Male, age 26-27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rode
Malkit Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Panjgarain Khurd
Malkit Singh Khan Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhaloor
Mejor Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kaleke
Ranjit Singh Male, age 22-23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kaleke
Resham Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rajiana
Roop Singh Male, age 25-30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jita Singhwala
Moga Subdistrict
Anek Singh Male, age 18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sada Singhwala
Darshan Singh Male, age 45-46 at time of disappearance, Daudhar Sharki
Gurdeep Singh Male, age 26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ghal Kalan
Gurpreet Singh Male, age 25 at time of disappearance, Datewal
Hari Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dhalleke
Karnail Singh Male, age 27-28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Moga
Kulwant Singh Male, age 29 at time of extrajudicial execution, Moga
Mukhtiar Singh Male, age 48-50 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ghal Kalan
Naib Singh Male, age 40 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jhandewala
Nirmal Singh Male, age 27-28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Budh Singhwala
Ranjeet Singh Male, age 35 at time of disappearance, Jogewala
Ranjit Singh Male, age 32 at time of disappearance, Ghal Kalan
Santokh Singh Foji Male, age 40-42 at time of extrajudicial execution, Daudhar Sharki
Shingara Singh Male, age 35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Korewala Kalan
Nihal Singhwala Subdistrict
Gurmeet Singh Male, age 35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhagike
Jagtar Singh Male, age 28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Raoke Kalan
Jang Singh Male, age 28-30 at time of disappearance, Badhni Kalan

Muktsar District

Muktsar Subdistrict
Balraj Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Thandewala
Darshan Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ranjitgarh
Gurjant Singh Male, age 35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Thandewala
Partap Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Saddarwala
Surinder Singh Male, age 33 at time of extrajudicial execution, Chak Madrasa

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 40-45 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 20-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 18-19 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Jagjit Singh Male, age 25 at time of disappearance, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Faridkot:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 89
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

59.6% Not married 53
 
 
40.4% Married 36

If married, did the victim have children?

34.8% Yes 31
 
 
4.5% No 4


Total children surviving victims: 88


Religion

96.6% Sikh 86
 
 
3.4% Non-Sikh 3

Caste

76.4% Jat 68
 
 
23.6% Non-Jat 21

Age

2.2% 0-17 2
 
73.0% 18-33 65
 
19.1% 34-49 17
 
4.5% 50-64 4
 
1.1% 65+ 1
 

Education

23.6% No education 21
 
20.2% Primary school 18
 
14.6% Middle school 13
 
27.0% High school 24
 
2.2% Some college 2
 
4.5% College degree 4
 
4.5% Graduate degree 4
 
3.4% Vocational degree 3
 

Employment

49.4% Farmer/agriculture 44
 
12.4% Student 11
 
11.2% Day labourer 10
 
4.5% Driver (bus/truck/car) 4
 
2.2% Shopkeeper 2
 
1.1% Unemployed 1
 
1.1% Mechanic 1
 
23.6% Other 21
 

Urban / Rural

85.4% Rural 76
 
 
9.0% Urban 8

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

62.9% Yes 56
 
 
37.1% No 33

Prior torture

49.4% Yes 44
 
 
13.5% No 12

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

85.4% Yes 76
 
 
14.6% No 13

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

13.3% Yes 8
 
 
80.0% No 48

Witnesses to abduction

67.4% Yes 60
 
 
4.5% No 4

Victim abduction location

13.5% Friend/relative's residence 12
 
12.4% Roadside 11
 
10.1% Victim’s residence 9
 
9.0% Police station 8
 
7.9% Village fields 7
 
5.6% Checkpoint (naka) 5
 
3.4% Bus station/stand 3
 
2.2% Shop/market 2
 
1.1% Village drain 1
 
16.9% Other 15
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

64.0% Yes 57
 
 
21.3% No 19

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

14.6% Gave no response 13
 
10.1% Denied involvement 9
 
7.9% Told family to go to another police station 7
 
5.6% Other 5
 
5.6% Killed victim in an “encounter” 5
 
3.4% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 3
 
1.1% Victim had escaped 1
 
1.1% Admitted custody only 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

5.6% Yes 5
 
 
67.4% No 60

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

78.7% Extrajudicial executions 70
 
 
21.3% Enforced disappearances 19

Number of victims per family

88.8% 1 victim 79
 
9.0% 2 victim 8
 
1.1% 4 victim 1
 
1.1% 7 victim 1
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 89

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

23.6% Cremated the body 21
 
2.2% Dumped body in canal or river 2
 

Security forces returned body

7.9% Yes 7
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
70.8% No 63
 

Condition of corpse, if known

2.2% Bruises 2
 
2.2% Missing fingernails 2
 
2.2% Cuts/wounds 2
 
2.2% Missing hair from head or face 2
 
1.1% Other 1
 
1.1% Broken bones 1
 
1.1% Bullet wounds 1
 
1.1% Burn marks 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

74.2% Yes 66
 
 
12.4% No 11

Security forces uniformed

78.3% Yes 47
 
 
21.7% No 13

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

83.1% Punjab Police 74
 
7.9% CRPF 7
 
4.5% Criminal Investigation Agency 4
 
3.4% BSF 3
 
2.2% Black cat 2
 
1.1% Other 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

76.4% Punjab police 68
 
5.6% Criminal Investigation Agency 5
 
3.4% CRPF 3
 
2.2% Black cat 2
 
1.1% Army 1
 
1.1% BSF 1
 
1.1% Other 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

44.9% Combatant 40
 
 
52.8% Non-combatant 47

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

22.5% Yes 20
 
 
30.3% No 27

If provided support, support was voluntary

15.7% Yes 14
 
 
6.7% No 6

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

31.5% Yes 28
 
 
68.5% No 61

Approached security officials

42.7% Yes 38
 
 
56.2% No 50

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

56.2% Afraid of retaliation 50
 
15.7% Couldn’t afford 14
 
13.5% Didn’t know what to do 12
 
9.0% Believed it would have been ineffective 8
 
2.2% Not applicable 2
 

Remedies desired from government

76.4% Truth commission 68
 
71.9% Monetary compensation to family 64
 
59.6% Employment 53
 
47.2% Investigations into abuses 42
 
33.7% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 30
 
28.1% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 25
 
23.6% Rehabilitation services to family members 21
 
20.2% Memorial for victims 18
 
15.7% Desire nothing from government 14
 
1.1% Other 1
 

Year & District 

District

14.6% Amritsar 13
 
3.4% Bathinda 3
 
13.5% Faridkot 12
 
12.4% Firozpur 11
 
5.6% Gurdaspur 5
 
2.2% Kapurthala 2
 
2.2% Ludhiana 2
 
1.1% Mansa 1
 
33.7% Moga 30
 
5.6% Muktsar 5
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
0.0% 1984 0
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
1.1% 1986 1
 
13.5% 1987 12
 
6.7% 1988 6
 
13.5% 1989 12
 
9.0% 1990 8
 
13.5% 1991 12
 
22.5% 1992 20
 
14.6% 1993 13
 
0.0% 1994 0
 
0.0% 1995 0
 
0.0% 1996 0
 
1.1% 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
 
4.5% Date Unknown 4
 

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