Sangrur

47 documented cases implicating security forces based in Sangrur:


Amritsar District

Amritsar II Subdistrict
Jaswinder Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Amritsar
Patti Subdistrict
Jagdeesh Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ahmedpur
Tarn Taran Subdistrict
Gurmeet Singh Male, age 30-32 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khabba Rajputan
Vasan Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sakhira

Bathinda District

Bathinda Subdistrict
Gurmeet Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Poohli

Fatehgarh Sahib District

Bassi Pathana Subdistrict
Kuldeep Singh Male, age 23-24 at time of disappearance, Kalaundi

Gurdaspur District

Batala Subdistrict
Ranjit Singh Male, age 35 at time of disappearance, Said Mubarak
Satnam Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bawali Inderjit
Sawaran Singh Male, age 22-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bawali Inderjit

Kapurthala District

Kapurthala Subdistrict
Jagwinder Singh Male, age 24 at time of disappearance, Kapurthala

Ludhiana District

Ludhiana West Subdistrict
Ranjit Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jangpur
Raikot Subdistrict
Baljinder Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Abuwal
Mahinder Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Abuwal
Samrala Subdistrict
Nirbhai Singh Male, age 35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ghulal

Mansa District

Budhlada Subdistrict
Jagroop Singh Male, age 27-28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Hassanpur
Kashmir Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Boha

Moga District

Moga Subdistrict
Balwant Singh Male, age 22-23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Takhanwad
Basant Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jhandiana Sharki

Patiala District

Samana Subdistrict
Kanta Singh Male, age 17 at time of extrajudicial execution, Majri

Sangrur District

Barnala Subdistrict
Mahinderpal Singh Male, age 27-28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sanghera
Sukhwinder Singh Bhatti Male, age 43 at time of disappearance, Badbar
Swaranjit Singh Male, age 18-19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dhanuala
Dhuri Subdistrict
Baldev Singh Male, age 40 at time of extrajudicial execution, Issi
Hardeep Singh Male, age 21-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Pedni Kalan
Nirbhai Singh Male, age 23 at time of disappearance, Alal
Nirmal Singh Male, age 20-21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rajo Majra
Sukhjit Singh Male, age 23-24 at time of disappearance, Rajo Majra
Malerkotla Subdistrict
Akbar Khan Male, age 20-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rurka
Kulwant Singh Male, age 29 at time of disappearance, Sehke
Sukhdev Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bunga
Moonak Subdistrict
Daan Singh Male, age 90 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bakhora Kalan
Pritam Singh Male, age 60-65 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bakhora Kalan
Sangrur Subdistrict
Darshan Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Longowal
Davinder Singh Male, age 17 at time of extrajudicial execution, Gharachon
Gurbaj Singh Male, age 13 at time of extrajudicial execution, Gharachon
Gurdial Kaur Female, age 61-62 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhawanigarh
Gurtej Singh Male, age 33-34 at time of disappearance, Bhawanigarh
Lakhveer Singh Male, age 22 at time of disappearance, Kapial
Palwinder Singh Male, age 36 at time of disappearance, Gehlan
Sukhdarshan Singh Male, age 18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bahadarpur
Sunam Subdistrict
Bhura Singh Male, age 28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dola Singhwala
Lakhwinder Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bharur
Tejinder Singh Male, age 34 at time of disappearance, Sunam

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 22-23 at time of disappearance, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 19-20 at time of disappearance, location withheld

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Sangrur:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

97.9% Male 46
 
 
2.1% Female 1

Marital status

59.6% Not married 28
 
 
40.4% Married 19

If married, did the victim have children?

38.3% Yes 18
 
 
2.1% No 1


Total children surviving victims: 50


Religion

95.7% Sikh 45
 
 
4.3% Non-Sikh 2

Caste

76.6% Jat 36
 
 
23.4% Non-Jat 11

Age

6.4% 0-17 3
 
72.3% 18-33 34
 
12.8% 34-49 6
 
4.3% 50-64 2
 
2.1% 65+ 1
 

Education

21.3% No education 10
 
14.9% Primary school 7
 
10.6% Middle school 5
 
31.9% High school 15
 
4.3% Some college 2
 
4.3% College degree 2
 
8.5% Graduate degree 4
 
2.1% Vocational degree 1
 

Employment

48.9% Farmer/agriculture 23
 
14.9% Student 7
 
6.4% Day labourer 3
 
4.3% Driver (bus/truck/car) 2
 
4.3% Shopkeeper 2
 
2.1% Unemployed 1
 
2.1% Housewife 1
 
25.5% Other 12
 

Urban / Rural

74.5% Rural 35
 
 
17.0% Urban 8

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

61.7% Yes 29
 
 
38.3% No 18

Prior torture

44.7% Yes 21
 
 
17.0% No 8

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

80.9% Yes 38
 
 
19.1% No 9

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

22.2% Yes 6
 
 
70.4% No 19

Witnesses to abduction

57.4% Yes 27
 
 
6.4% No 3

Victim abduction location

19.1% Roadside 9
 
14.9% Village fields 7
 
12.8% Victim’s residence 6
 
8.5% Police station 4
 
4.3% Bus station/stand 2
 
2.1% Friend/relative's residence 1
 
8.5% Other 4
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

63.8% Yes 30
 
 
17.0% No 8

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

14.9% Told family to go to another police station 7
 
12.8% Gave no response 6
 
10.6% Denied involvement 5
 
10.6% Other 5
 
4.3% Killed victim in an “encounter” 2
 
2.1% Victim had escaped 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

12.8% Yes 6
 
 
63.8% No 30

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

72.3% Extrajudicial executions 34
 
 
27.7% Enforced disappearances 13

Number of victims per family

85.1% 1 victim 40
 
6.4% 2 victims 3
 
6.4% 3 victims 3
 
2.1% 6 victims 1
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 47

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

17.0% Cremated the body 8
 
2.1% Dumped body in canal or river 1
 

Security forces returned body

14.9% Yes 7
 
2.1% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 1
 
55.3% No 26
 

Condition of corpse, if known

8.5% Other 4
 
6.4% Bullet wounds 3
 
4.3% Broken bones 2
 
2.1% Missing hair from head or face 1
 
2.1% Bruises 1
 
2.1% Cuts/wounds 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

53.2% Yes 25
 
 
23.4% No 11

Security forces uniformed

92.6% Yes 25
 
 
11.1% No 3

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

78.7% Punjab Police 37
 
6.4% CRPF 3
 
4.3% Criminal Investigation Agency 2
 
2.1% Black cat 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

66.0% Punjab police 31
 
6.4% Criminal Investigation Agency 3
 
4.3% CRPF 2
 
2.1% Army 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

40.4% Combatant 19
 
 
57.4% Non-combatant 27

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

10.6% Yes 5
 
 
46.8% No 22

If provided support, support was voluntary

8.5% Yes 4
 
 
2.1% No 1

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

31.9% Yes 15
 
 
68.1% No 32

Approached security officials

44.7% Yes 21
 
 
53.2% No 25

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

57.4% Afraid of retaliation 27
 
27.7% Didn’t know what to do 13
 
17.0% Couldn’t afford 8
 
6.4% Not applicable 3
 
6.4% Believed it would have been ineffective 3
 
2.1% Other 1
 

Remedies desired from government

76.6% Truth commission 36
 
66.0% Monetary compensation to family 31
 
55.3% Investigations into abuses 26
 
46.8% Criminal Sanctions against those responsible 22
 
46.8% Employment 22
 
17.0% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 8
 
17.0% Rehabilitation services to family members 8
 
17.0% Memorial for victims 8
 
2.1% Desire nothing from government 1
 
2.1% Other 1
 

Year & District  

District

8.5% Amritsar 4
 
2.1% Bathinda 1
 
2.1% Fatehgarh Sahib 1
 
6.4% Gurdaspur 3
 
2.1% Kapurthala 1
 
8.5% Ludhiana 4
 
4.3% Mansa 2
 
4.3% Moga 2
 
2.1% Patiala 1
 
51.1% Sangrur 24
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
0.0% 1984 0
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
2.1% 1986 1
 
10.6% 1987 5
 
2.1% 1988 1
 
2.1% 1989 1
 
4.3% 1990 2
 
14.9% 1991 7
 
25.5% 1992 12
 
19.1% 1993 9
 
8.5% 1994 4
 
4.3% 1995 2
 
2.1% 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
 

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