Bathinda

62 documented cases implicating security forces based in Bathinda:


Amritsar District

Khadoor Sahib Subdistrict
Avtar Singh Male, age 19-20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Verowal
Patti Subdistrict
Jasbir Singh Male, age 25-26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Narli
Tarn Taran Subdistrict
Inderpal Singh Male, age 26-27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Tharu
Ranjit Singh Rana Male, age 23-24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Tharu

Bathinda District

Bathinda Subdistrict
Baltej Singh Male, age 27-28 at time of disappearance, Poohla
Balwinder Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Gill Patti
Bhola Singh Male, age 25-26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Teona
Darshan Singh Male, age 41-42 at time of extrajudicial execution, Akalia Khurd
Gumdhoor Singh Male, age 45-50 at time of disappearance, Karamgarh Sattran
Gurmeet Singh Male, age 28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhucho Mandi
Gurtej Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Naruana
Gurtej Singh Male, age 34 at time of extrajudicial execution, Gurusar Sainewala
Harjinder Singh Male, age 16 at time of extrajudicial execution, Naruana
Harnam Singh Male, age 25 at time of disappearance, Bathinda
Kamaljeet Singh Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bathinda
Manjeet Singh Male, age 21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Nathana
Manmohan Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bathinda
Pyara Singh Male, age 26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bathinda
Ranjeet Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bathinda
Ranjit Singh Male, age 26-28 at time of disappearance, Karamgarh Sattran
Satnam Singh Male, age 25-26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Lehra Khana
Satpal Sharma Male, age 22 at time of disappearance, Katar Singhwala
Sawinder Kumar Male, age 23-24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mehma Sarja
Rampura Phul Subdistrict
Atma Singh Male, age 80-85 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kangar
Harbans Singh Male, age 35-40 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhagta
Nau Nihal Singh Male, age 29-30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Phul
Talwandi Sabo Subdistrict
Ajaib Singh Male, age 20-23 at time of disappearance, Sangat Khurd
Gurtej Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ghuman Kalan
Harwinder Singh Male, age 20-21 at time of disappearance, Tahla Sahib
Jasvir Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhagibandar

Faridkot District

Faridkot Subdistrict
Angrej Singh Male, age 21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khara
Jaitu Subdistrict
Bhaktawar Singh Male, age 65 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dod
Gurcharan Singh Male, age 35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bish Nandi
Jaswinder Singh Male, age 24 at time of disappearance, Ramuwala
Mandar Singh Male, age 33 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bish Nandi

Firozpur District

Firozpur Subdistrict
Jagjit Singh Male, age 21-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kot Karor Kalan
Zira Subdistrict
Sukhdev Singh Male, age 20-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Alipur

Gurdaspur District

Batala Subdistrict
Tarlochan Singh Male, age 40 at time of extrajudicial execution, Berian Wala

Jalandhar District

Jalandhar I Subdistrict
Narinder Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jandiali

Kapurthala District

Kapurthala Subdistrict
Sewa Singh Male, age 20-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sangojla
Sultanpur Lodhi Subdistrict
Sukhwant Singh Male, age 30-31 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sultanpur

Ludhiana District

Raikot Subdistrict
Jagraj Singh Male, age 27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rachhin
Sarabjit Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Raikot

Mansa District

Mansa Subdistrict
Gurmail Singh Male, age 17 at time of disappearance, Kalho
Jangir Singh Male, age 40 at time of extrajudicial execution, Joga
Mahinder Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Burj Hari
Satnam Singh Male, age 20 at time of disappearance, Mansa
Sardulgarh Subdistrict
Malkit Singh Male, age 25-26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jhanduke
Narayan Singh Male, age 36-37 at time of disappearance, Ahlupur
Sukhdev Singh Male, age 32-33 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ghurkni

Moga District

Bhagha Purana Subdistrict
Dyal Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sangatpura
Nihal Singhwala Subdistrict
Gurdeep Singh Male, age 17-19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Nihal Singhwala
Gursewak Singh Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Manuke
Karam Singh Male, age 19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Raoke Kalan

Muktsar District

Muktsar Subdistrict
Harmandar Singh Male, age 29-30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Muktsar
Sukhmander Singh Male, age 26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Madahar Kalan

Sangrur District

Barnala Subdistrict
Jaspal Singh Male, age 23-24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Tapa

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 32-33 at time of disappearance, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 34-35 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 67-68 at time of disappearance, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 35 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Bathinda:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 62
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

50.0% Not married 31
 
 
50.0% Married 31

If married, did the victim have children?

38.7% Yes 24
 
 
4.8% No 3


Total children surviving victims: 63


Religion

96.8% Sikh 60
 
 
3.2% Non-Sikh 2

Caste

75.8% Jat 47
 
 
24.2% Non-Jat 15

Age

3.2% 0-17 2
 
72.6% 18-33 45
 
16.1% 34-49 10
 
4.8% 65+ 3
 
1.6% Age unknown 1
 

Education

14.5% No education 9
 
16.1% Primary school 10
 
4.8% Middle school 3
 
38.7% High school 24
 
8.1% Some college 5
 
8.1% College degree 5
 
3.2% Graduate degree 2
 
6.5% Vocational degree 4
 

Employment

43.5% Farmer/agriculture 27
 
12.9% Student 8
 
4.8% Driver (bus/truck/car) 3
 
4.8% Unemployed 3
 
3.2% Day labourer 2
 
3.2% Shopkeeper 2
 
1.6% Mechanic 1
 
32.3% Other 20
 

Urban / Rural

74.2% Rural 46
 
 
19.4% Urban 12

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

58.1% Yes 36
 
 
41.9% No 26

Prior torture

41.9% Yes 26
 
 
16.1% No 10

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

83.9% Yes 52
 
 
12.9% No 8

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

16.3% Yes 7
 
 
69.8% No 30

Witnesses to abduction

69.4% Yes 43
 
 
4.8% No 3

Victim abduction location

14.5% Friend/relative's residence 9
 
12.9% Victim’s residence 8
 
11.3% Roadside 7
 
8.1% Village fields 5
 
8.1% Shop/market 5
 
8.1% Police station 5
 
4.8% Bus station/stand 3
 
1.6% Village drain 1
 
1.6% Checkpoint (naka) 1
 
6.5% Other 4
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

53.2% Yes 33
 
 
30.6% No 19

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

16.1% Gave no response 10
 
6.5% Killed victim in an “encounter” 4
 
6.5% Other 4
 
4.8% Told family to go to another police station 3
 
3.2% Denied involvement 2
 
3.2% Victim had escaped 2
 
1.6% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 1
 
1.6% Admitted custody only 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

4.8% Yes 3
 
 
66.1% No 41

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

79.0% Extrajudicial executions 49
 
 
21.0% Enforced disappearances 13

Number of victims per family

80.6% 1 victim 50
 
8.1% 2 victim 5
 
9.7% 3 victim 6
 
1.6% 4 victim 1
 

Related incidents

3.2% Genuine encounters in family 2
 
 
95.2% No genuine encounters in family 59

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

33.9% Cremated the body 21
 
3.2% Dumped body in canal or river 2
 

Security forces returned body

3.2% Yes 2
 
3.2% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 2
 
72.6% No 45
 

Condition of corpse, if known

3.2% Bullet wounds 2
 
3.2% Cuts/wounds 2
 
1.6% Other 1
 
1.6% Missing hair from head or face 1
 
1.6% Broken bones 1
 
1.6% Missing fingernails 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

51.6% Yes 32
 
 
29.0% No 18

Security forces uniformed

67.4% Yes 29
 
 
11.6% No 5

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

72.6% Punjab Police 45
 
12.9% Criminal Investigation Agency 8
 
3.2% CRPF 2
 
1.6% Other 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

75.8% Punjab police 47
 
3.2% Criminal Investigation Agency 2
 
3.2% CRPF 2
 
1.6% Black cat 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

40.3% Combatant 25
 
 
56.5% Non-combatant 35

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

14.5% Yes 9
 
 
37.1% No 23

If provided support, support was voluntary

12.9% Yes 8
 
 
1.6% No 1

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

17.7% Yes 11
 
 
82.3% No 51

Approached security officials

43.5% Yes 27
 
 
53.2% No 33

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

71.0% Afraid of retaliation 44
 
29.0% Believed it would have been ineffective 18
 
21.0% Didn’t know what to do 13
 
9.7% Couldn’t afford 6
 
1.6% Other 1
 

Remedies desired from government

72.6% Truth commission 45
 
58.1% Employment 36
 
54.8% Monetary compensation to family 34
 
51.6% Investigations into abuses 32
 
29.0% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 18
 
24.2% Rehabilitation services to family members 15
 
19.4% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 12
 
11.3% Desire nothing from government 7
 
9.7% Memorial for victims 6
 
1.6% Other 1
 

Year & District 

District

6.5% Amritsar 4
 
43.5% Bathinda 27
 
8.1% Faridkot 5
 
3.2% Firozpur 2
 
1.6% Gurdaspur 1
 
1.6% Jalandhar 1
 
3.2% Kapurthala 2
 
3.2% Ludhiana 2
 
11.3% Mansa 7
 
6.5% Moga 4
 
3.2% Muktsar 2
 
1.6% Sangrur 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
 
4.8% 1987 3
 
1.6% 1988 1
 
0.0% 1989 0
 
9.7% 1990 6
 
30.6% 1991 19
 
24.2% 1992 15
 
17.7% 1993 11
 
4.8% 1994 3
 
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
 
6.5% Date Unknown 4
 

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