Moonak

7 documented cases implicating security forces based in Moonak:


Amritsar District

Amritsar II Subdistrict
Jasmail Singh Male, age 22-25 at time of disappearance, Bhakna Khurd

Patiala District

Patiala Subdistrict
Jinderpal Singh Male, age 19-20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bathoi Kalan

Sangrur District

Moonak Subdistrict
Amrik Singh Male, age 20-22 at time of disappearance, Bakhora Kalan
Balbir Singh Male, age 33 at time of disappearance, Chotian
Gulab Singh Male, age 35 at time of disappearance, Bakhora Kalan
Ranjit Singh Male, age 42-43 at time of disappearance, Karail
Sahib Singh Male, age 22 at time of disappearance, Mandvi

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Moonak:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 7
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

42.9% Not married 3
 
 
57.1% Married 4

If married, did the victim have children?

42.9% Yes 3
 
 
14.3% No 1


Total children surviving victims: 9


Religion

100.0% Sikh 7
 

Caste

85.7% Jat 6
 
 
14.3% Non-Jat 1

Age

71.4% 18-33 5
 
28.6% 34-49 2
 

Education

28.6% No education 2
 
28.6% Primary school 2
 
14.3% High school 1
 
14.3% College degree 1
 
14.3% Vocational degree 1
 

Employment

71.4% Farmer/agriculture 5
 
14.3% Driver (bus/truck/car) 1
 
28.6% Other 2
 

Urban / Rural

100.0% Rural 7
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

57.1% Yes 4
 
 
42.9% No 3

Prior torture

57.1% Yes 4
 
 
0.0% No 0

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

100.0% Yes 7
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

33.3% Yes 2
 
 
66.7% No 4

Witnesses to abduction

85.7% Yes 6
 

Victim abduction location

42.9% Victim’s residence 3
 
28.6% Friend/relative's residence 2
 
14.3% Roadside 1
 
14.3% Other 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

42.9% Yes 3
 
 
57.1% No 4

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

71.4% Gave no response 5
 
42.9% Denied involvement 3
 
14.3% Told family to go to another police station 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

14.3% Yes 1
 
 
57.1% No 4

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

14.3% Extrajudicial executions 1
 
 
85.7% Enforced disappearances 6

Number of victims per family

85.7% 1 victim 6
 
14.3% 3 victim 1
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 7

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces


Security forces returned body

0.0% Yes 0
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
14.3% No 1
 

Condition of corpse, if known


Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

71.4% Yes 5
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security forces uniformed

83.3% Yes 5
 
 
16.7% No 1

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

100.0% Punjab Police 7
 
14.3% CRPF 1
 
14.3% Army 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

14.3% Punjab police 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

42.9% Combatant 3
 
 
57.1% Non-combatant 4

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

28.6% Yes 2
 
 
28.6% No 2

If provided support, support was voluntary

28.6% Yes 2
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

42.9% Yes 3
 
 
57.1% No 4

Approached security officials

100.0% Yes 7
 
 
0.0% No 0

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

42.9% Afraid of retaliation 3
 
14.3% Didn’t know what to do 1
 
14.3% Couldn’t afford 1
 

Remedies desired from government

85.7% Monetary compensation to family 6
 
85.7% Employment 6
 
85.7% Truth commission 6
 
57.1% Investigations into abuses 4
 
28.6% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 2
 
14.3% Rehabilitation services to family members 1
 
14.3% Memorial for victims 1
 

Year & District 

District

14.3% Amritsar 1
 
14.3% Patiala 1
 
71.4% Sangrur 5
 

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
 
14.3% 1991 1
 
42.9% 1992 3
 
14.3% 1993 1
 
28.6% 1994 2
 
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
 
0.0% Date Unknown 0
 

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