Jaitu

17 documented cases implicating security forces based in Jaitu:


Amritsar District

Amritsar I Subdistrict
Amar Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Talwandi Dasaundha Singh
Patti Subdistrict
Rashpal Singh Male, age 15-16 at time of disappearance, Mari Nauabad

Bathinda District

Bathinda Subdistrict
Amarjit Singh Male, age 17-18 at time of disappearance, Dan Singhwala
Balwinder Singh Male, age 32 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ganga
Kuldeep Singh Male, age 18 at time of disappearance, Dan Singhwala
Lachman Singh Male, age 40-45 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dan Singhwala
Sohan Singh Male, age 16-17 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dan Singhwala
Sukhdev Singh Male, age 20-22 at time of disappearance, Dan Singhwala
Rampura Phul Subdistrict
Gurmeet Singh Male, age 18-19 at time of disappearance, Maluka

Faridkot District

Jaitu Subdistrict
Balvir Bhola Male, age 21-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ramuwala
Diljit Singh Male, age 60 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bish Nandi
Gurpreet Singh Male, age 19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Gumti Khurd
Jaswinder Singh Male, age 24 at time of disappearance, Ramuwala
Sher Singh Male, age 26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rori Kapura

Jalandhar District

Jalandhar I Subdistrict
Harminder Singh Male, age 21-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jamsher
Phillaur Subdistrict
Balwinder Singh Male, age 25-27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kangniwal

Moga District

Bhagha Purana Subdistrict
Amarjeet Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sekha Kalan

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Jaitu:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 17
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

82.4% Not married 14
 
 
17.6% Married 3

If married, did the victim have children?

17.6% Yes 3
 


Total children surviving victims: 10


Religion

94.1% Sikh 16
 
 
5.9% Non-Sikh 1

Caste

64.7% Jat 11
 
 
35.3% Non-Jat 6

Age

11.8% 0-17 2
 
70.6% 18-33 12
 
5.9% 34-49 1
 
5.9% 50-64 1
 

Education

17.6% No education 3
 
29.4% Primary school 5
 
11.8% Middle school 2
 
35.3% High school 6
 
5.9% Graduate degree 1
 

Employment

23.5% Day labourer 4
 
23.5% Farmer/agriculture 4
 
17.6% Student 3
 
5.9% Unemployed 1
 
5.9% Shopkeeper 1
 
29.4% Other 5
 

Urban / Rural

100.0% Rural 17
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

35.3% Yes 6
 
 
64.7% No 11

Prior torture

29.4% Yes 5
 
 
5.9% No 1

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

88.2% Yes 15
 
 
11.8% No 2

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

36.4% Yes 4
 
 
81.8% No 9

Witnesses to abduction

64.7% Yes 11
 
 
5.9% No 1

Victim abduction location

23.5% Victim’s residence 4
 
17.6% Friend/relative's residence 3
 
11.8% Roadside 2
 
11.8% Bus station/stand 2
 
5.9% Village fields 1
 
5.9% Police station 1
 
5.9% Other 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

58.8% Yes 10
 
 
29.4% No 5

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

11.8% Gave no response 2
 
11.8% Denied involvement 2
 
5.9% Told family to go to another police station 1
 
5.9% Killed victim in an “encounter” 1
 
5.9% Other 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
76.5% No 13

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

64.7% Extrajudicial executions 11
 
 
35.3% Enforced disappearances 6

Number of victims per family

76.5% 1 victim 13
 
23.5% 2 victim 4
 

Related incidents

5.9% Genuine encounters in family 1
 
 
94.1% No genuine encounters in family 16

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces


Security forces returned body

11.8% Yes 2
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
52.9% No 9
 

Condition of corpse, if known

5.9% Other 1
 
5.9% Bullet wounds 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

58.8% Yes 10
 
 
11.8% No 2

Security forces uniformed

54.5% Yes 6
 
 
45.5% No 5

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

88.2% Punjab Police 15
 
5.9% CRPF 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

64.7% Punjab police 11
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

35.3% Combatant 6
 
 
58.8% Non-combatant 10

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

17.6% Yes 3
 
 
35.3% No 6

If provided support, support was voluntary

17.6% Yes 3
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

29.4% Yes 5
 
 
70.6% No 12

Approached security officials

41.2% Yes 7
 
 
58.8% No 10

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

58.8% Afraid of retaliation 10
 
23.5% Didn’t know what to do 4
 
11.8% Believed it would have been ineffective 2
 
5.9% Not applicable 1
 

Remedies desired from government

58.8% Monetary compensation to family 10
 
58.8% Truth commission 10
 
47.1% Employment 8
 
29.4% Investigations into abuses 5
 
17.6% Desire nothing from government 3
 
11.8% Rehabilitation services to family members 2
 
11.8% Memorial for victims 2
 
11.8% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 2
 
5.9% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 1
 

Year & District 

District

11.8% Amritsar 2
 
41.2% Bathinda 7
 
29.4% Faridkot 5
 
11.8% Jalandhar 2
 
5.9% Moga 1
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
0.0% 1984 0
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
5.9% 1986 1
 
11.8% 1987 2
 
0.0% 1988 0
 
0.0% 1989 0
 
5.9% 1990 1
 
5.9% 1991 1
 
23.5% 1992 4
 
41.2% 1993 7
 
0.0% 1994 0
 
0.0% 1995 0
 
5.9% 1996 1
 
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
 
0.0% Date Unknown 0
 

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