Banur

6 documented cases implicating security forces based in Banur:


Gurdaspur District

Dera Baba Nanak Subdistrict
Ranjit Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Thetharke

Patiala District

Dera Bassi Subdistrict
Jhujar Singh Male, age 26-27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhagwanpur
Rajpura Subdistrict
Avtar Singh Male, age 23 at time of disappearance, Akkar
Bhagwant Singh Male, age 25-26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ramgarh Urf Buta Singhwala
Sharanjit Singh Male, age 23-24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rajpura

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Banur:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 6
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

50.0% Not married 3
 
 
50.0% Married 3

If married, did the victim have children?

33.3% Yes 2
 
 
16.7% No 1


Total children surviving victims: 3


Religion

100.0% Sikh 6
 

Caste

66.7% Jat 4
 
 
33.3% Non-Jat 2

Age

100.0% 18-33 6
 

Education

33.3% Middle school 2
 
50.0% High school 3
 
16.7% Some college 1
 

Employment

50.0% Farmer/agriculture 3
 
50.0% Other 3
 

Urban / Rural

66.7% Rural 4
 
 
16.7% Urban 1

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

66.7% Yes 4
 
 
33.3% No 2

Prior torture

50.0% Yes 3
 
 
16.7% No 1

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

66.7% Yes 4
 
 
16.7% No 1

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

66.7% Yes 2
 
 
33.3% No 1

Witnesses to abduction

50.0% Yes 3
 

Victim abduction location

33.3% Victim’s residence 2
 
16.7% Roadside 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

50.0% Yes 3
 
 
16.7% No 1

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

16.7% Gave no response 1
 
16.7% Other 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

16.7% Yes 1
 
 
50.0% No 3

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

83.3% Extrajudicial executions 5
 
 
16.7% Enforced disappearances 1

Number of victims per family

100.0% 1 victim 6
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 6

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

16.7% Cremated the body 1
 

Security forces returned body

66.7% Yes 4
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
16.7% No 1
 

Condition of corpse, if known

16.7% Bruises 1
 
16.7% Bullet wounds 1
 
16.7% Other 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

50.0% Yes 3
 
 
16.7% No 1

Security forces uniformed

100.0% Yes 3
 
 
0.0% No 0

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

66.7% Punjab Police 4
 
33.3% CRPF 2
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

83.3% Punjab police 5
 
16.7% CRPF 1
 
16.7% Black cat 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

50.0% Combatant 3
 
 
50.0% Non-combatant 3

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

33.3% Yes 2
 
 
0.0% No 0

If provided support, support was voluntary

33.3% Yes 2
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

16.7% Yes 1
 
 
83.3% No 5

Approached security officials

33.3% Yes 2
 
 
66.7% No 4

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

83.3% Afraid of retaliation 5
 
16.7% Not applicable 1
 
16.7% Believed it would have been ineffective 1
 
16.7% Didn’t know what to do 1
 
16.7% Couldn’t afford 1
 

Remedies desired from government

83.3% Monetary compensation to family 5
 
66.7% Truth commission 4
 
66.7% Investigations into abuses 4
 
33.3% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 2
 
33.3% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 2
 
33.3% Employment 2
 
16.7% Rehabilitation services to family members 1
 
16.7% Memorial for victims 1
 

Year & District 

District

16.7% Gurdaspur 1
 
66.7% Patiala 4
 

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
 
16.7% 1987 1
 
0.0% 1988 0
 
0.0% 1989 0
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
66.7% 1991 4
 
0.0% 1992 0
 
16.7% 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
 
0.0% Date Unknown 0
 

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