Sangat

4 documented cases implicating security forces based in Sangat:


Bathinda District

Bathinda Subdistrict
Jarnail Singh Male, age 29 at time of disappearance, Gehri Buttar
Ram Singh Male, age 55-60 at time of disappearance, Kalian Sukha
Rampura Phul Subdistrict
Harjinder Singh Male, age 21-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhai Rupa

Mansa District

Sardulgarh Subdistrict
Mohan Lal Male, age 20-21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jhanda Kalan

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Sangat:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 4
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

50.0% Not married 2
 
 
50.0% Married 2

If married, did the victim have children?

50.0% Yes 2
 


Total children surviving victims: 4


Religion

75.0% Sikh 3
 
 
25.0% Non-Sikh 1

Caste

75.0% Non-Jat 3
 
 
25.0% Jat 1

Age

75.0% 18-33 3
 
25.0% 50-64 1
 

Education

75.0% High school 3
 
25.0% College degree 1
 

Employment

25.0% Farmer/agriculture 1
 
75.0% Other 3
 

Urban / Rural

100.0% Rural 4
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

75.0% Yes 3
 
 
25.0% No 1

Prior torture

50.0% Yes 2
 
 
25.0% No 1

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

100.0% Yes 4
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

66.7% Yes 2
 
 
33.3% No 1

Witnesses to abduction

75.0% Yes 3
 

Victim abduction location

25.0% Victim’s residence 1
 
25.0% Friend/relative's residence 1
 
50.0% Other 2
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

25.0% Yes 1
 
 
75.0% No 3

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

50.0% Gave no response 2
 
25.0% Denied involvement 1
 
25.0% Told family to go to another police station 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
50.0% No 2

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

50.0% Extrajudicial executions 2
 
 
50.0% Enforced disappearances 2

Number of victims per family

50.0% 1 victim 2
 
25.0% 2 victim 1
 
25.0% 4 victim 1
 

Related incidents

50.0% Genuine encounters in family 2
 
 
50.0% No genuine encounters in family 2

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

25.0% Cremated the body 1
 

Security forces returned body

0.0% Yes 0
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
50.0% No 2
 

Condition of corpse, if known


Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

25.0% Yes 1
 
 
25.0% No 1

Security forces uniformed

100.0% Yes 3
 
 
0.0% No 0

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

100.0% Punjab Police 4
 
25.0% CRPF 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

50.0% Punjab police 2
 
25.0% CRPF 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

25.0% Combatant 1
 
 
75.0% Non-combatant 3

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

25.0% Yes 1
 
 
25.0% No 1

If provided support, support was voluntary

25.0% Yes 1
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

25.0% Yes 1
 
 
75.0% No 3

Approached security officials

100.0% Yes 4
 
 
0.0% No 0

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

50.0% Afraid of retaliation 2
 
25.0% Believed it would have been ineffective 1
 
25.0% Didn’t know what to do 1
 
25.0% Couldn’t afford 1
 

Remedies desired from government

100.0% Truth commission 4
 
75.0% Investigations into abuses 3
 
25.0% Monetary compensation to family 1
 
25.0% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 1
 
25.0% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 1
 
25.0% Employment 1
 

Year & District 

District

75.0% Bathinda 3
 
25.0% Mansa 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
 
0.0% 1987 0
 
0.0% 1988 0
 
0.0% 1989 0
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
0.0% 1991 0
 
50.0% 1992 2
 
25.0% 1993 1
 
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
 
25.0% Date Unknown 1
 

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