Barnala

18 documented cases implicating security forces based in Barnala:


Amritsar District

Amritsar II Subdistrict
Dhaian Singh Male, age 20-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Amritsar
Patti Subdistrict
Kulbir Singh Male, age 15-16 at time of extrajudicial execution, Tut

Bathinda District

Bathinda Subdistrict
Gurpreet Singh Male, age 38 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhucho Mandi
Rampura Phul Subdistrict
Nirmal Singh Male, age 23-25 at time of disappearance, Aklia Jalal

Firozpur District

Firozpur Subdistrict
Jagtar Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ghall Khurd

Ludhiana District

Jagroan Subdistrict
Asgar Khan Male, age 16 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jagraon
Fakir Singh Male, age 41 at time of extrajudicial execution, Hathur
Jakkar Hussain Male, age 18-19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jagraon

Sangrur District

Barnala Subdistrict
Avtar Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Thikriwala
Didar Singh Male, age 22-23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bazidke Khurd
Gulab Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dhilwan Nabha
Gurlal Singh Male, age 26-27 at time of disappearance, Kaleke
Jarnail Singh Male, age 50-52 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bazidke Khurd
Surjit Singh Male, age 48-50 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sanghera
Dhuri Subdistrict
Amritpal Singh Male, age 19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rajo Majra
Chand Singh Male, age 60 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rajo Majra
Labh Singh Male, age 20-21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rajo Majra
Mal Singh Male, age 28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Gurbaxpura

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Barnala:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 18
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

66.7% Not married 12
 
 
33.3% Married 6

If married, did the victim have children?

27.8% Yes 5
 
 
5.6% No 1


Total children surviving victims: 17


Religion

88.9% Sikh 16
 
 
11.1% Non-Sikh 2

Caste

77.8% Jat 14
 
 
22.2% Non-Jat 4

Age

11.1% 0-17 2
 
61.1% 18-33 11
 
16.7% 34-49 3
 
11.1% 50-64 2
 

Education

16.7% No education 3
 
33.3% Primary school 6
 
16.7% Middle school 3
 
27.8% High school 5
 
5.6% Vocational degree 1
 

Employment

33.3% Farmer/agriculture 6
 
11.1% Shopkeeper 2
 
11.1% Driver (bus/truck/car) 2
 
5.6% Mechanic 1
 
5.6% Student 1
 
5.6% Unemployed 1
 
38.9% Other 7
 

Urban / Rural

77.8% Rural 14
 
 
22.2% Urban 4

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

66.7% Yes 12
 
 
33.3% No 6

Prior torture

61.1% Yes 11
 
 
5.6% No 1

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

88.9% Yes 16
 
 
11.1% No 2

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

16.7% Yes 2
 
 
83.3% No 10

Witnesses to abduction

66.7% Yes 12
 
 
5.6% No 1

Victim abduction location

27.8% Victim’s residence 5
 
16.7% Shop/market 3
 
11.1% Roadside 2
 
5.6% Checkpoint (naka) 1
 
5.6% Village fields 1
 
5.6% Bus station/stand 1
 
11.1% Other 2
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

55.6% Yes 10
 
 
33.3% No 6

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

16.7% Denied involvement 3
 
16.7% Told family to go to another police station 3
 
5.6% Gave no response 1
 
5.6% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 1
 
5.6% Victim accidentally killed in custody 1
 
5.6% Other 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

5.6% Yes 1
 
 
72.2% No 13

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

88.9% Extrajudicial executions 16
 
 
11.1% Enforced disappearances 2

Number of victims per family

55.6% 1 victim 10
 
33.3% 2 victim 6
 
11.1% 6 victim 2
 

Related incidents

5.6% Genuine encounters in family 1
 
 
94.4% No genuine encounters in family 17

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

27.8% Cremated the body 5
 

Security forces returned body

16.7% Yes 3
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
72.2% No 13
 

Condition of corpse, if known

16.7% Bullet wounds 3
 
5.6% Bruises 1
 
5.6% Cuts/wounds 1
 
5.6% Missing hair from head or face 1
 
5.6% Other 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

72.2% Yes 13
 
 
16.7% No 3

Security forces uniformed

75.0% Yes 9
 
 
33.3% No 4

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

83.3% Punjab Police 15
 
16.7% Criminal Investigation Agency 3
 
11.1% CRPF 2
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

77.8% Punjab police 14
 
11.1% CRPF 2
 
11.1% Criminal Investigation Agency 2
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

44.4% Combatant 8
 
 
50.0% Non-combatant 9

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

11.1% Yes 2
 
 
38.9% No 7

If provided support, support was voluntary

11.1% Yes 2
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

27.8% Yes 5
 
 
72.2% No 13

Approached security officials

38.9% Yes 7
 
 
61.1% No 11

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

55.6% Afraid of retaliation 10
 
44.4% Didn’t know what to do 8
 
16.7% Couldn’t afford 3
 
5.6% Not applicable 1
 
5.6% Believed it would have been ineffective 1
 

Remedies desired from government

83.3% Truth commission 15
 
77.8% Monetary compensation to family 14
 
77.8% Investigations into abuses 14
 
61.1% Employment 11
 
33.3% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 6
 
27.8% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 5
 
16.7% Memorial for victims 3
 
5.6% Rehabilitation services to family members 1
 

Year & District 

District

11.1% Amritsar 2
 
11.1% Bathinda 2
 
5.6% Firozpur 1
 
16.7% Ludhiana 3
 
55.6% Sangrur 10
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
0.0% 1984 0
 
5.6% 1985 1
 
0.0% 1986 0
 
0.0% 1987 0
 
0.0% 1988 0
 
0.0% 1989 0
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
22.2% 1991 4
 
27.8% 1992 5
 
22.2% 1993 4
 
5.6% 1994 1
 
0.0% 1995 0
 
5.6% 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
 
5.6% 2005 1
 
0.0% 2006 0
 
0.0% 2007 0
 
0.0% 2012 0
 
5.6% Date Unknown 1
 

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