Sumedh Singh [Saini]

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18 documented cases directly implicating Sumedh Singh [Saini] in abduction/disappearance:


Bathinda District

Bathinda Subdistrict
Bakhtour Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bathinda

Fatehgarh Sahib District

Fatehgarh Sahib Subdistrict
Gurwinder Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jiwanpura

Gurdaspur District

Batala Subdistrict
Dilbag Singh Male, age 20-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bolewal
Joginder Singh Male, age 17-18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Malludawara
Makhan Singh Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Chhit
Ranjit Singh Male, age 18-20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dialgarh
Dera Baba Nanak Subdistrict
Gurmej Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dhilwan
Gurdaspur Subdistrict
Gurmeet Singh Male, age 17-18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Gurdaspur

Jalandhar District

Jalandhar II Subdistrict
Ravinderjit Singh Male, age 28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Binpalke

Kapurthala District

Phagwara Subdistrict
Sher Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Pandori

Ludhiana District

Ludhiana East Subdistrict
Gurdeep Singh Male, age 23-24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ludhiana
Maghar Singh Male, age 31 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhaini Ala
Samrala Subdistrict
Gulzar Singh Male, age 25-26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khatran

Nawanshahr District

Nawanshahr Subdistrict
Baldev Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Poonian

Rupnagar District

Anandpur Sahib Subdistrict
Lakhwinder Singh Male, age 26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sahota
Rupnagar Subdistrict
Gurmail Singh Male, age 27 at time of disappearance, Dhangrali
Jasvir Singh Male, age 19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bari Rauni

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 5 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld

Key statistics of cases directly implicating Sumedh Singh [Saini]:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 18
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

83.3% Not married 15
 
 
16.7% Married 3

If married, did the victim have children?

11.1% Yes 2
 


Total children surviving victims: 3


Religion

100.0% Sikh 18
 

Caste

88.9% Jat 16
 
 
11.1% Non-Jat 2

Age

83.3% 18-33 15
 

Education

5.6% No education 1
 
5.6% Primary school 1
 
11.1% Middle school 2
 
33.3% High school 6
 
5.6% Some college 1
 
16.7% College degree 3
 
16.7% Graduate degree 3
 
5.6% Vocational degree 1
 

Employment

27.8% Student 5
 
16.7% Farmer/agriculture 3
 
11.1% Driver (bus/truck/car) 2
 
11.1% Shopkeeper 2
 
11.1% Unemployed 2
 
5.6% Mechanic 1
 
22.2% Other 4
 

Urban / Rural

72.2% Rural 13
 
 
22.2% Urban 4

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

77.8% Yes 14
 
 
22.2% No 4

Prior torture

61.1% Yes 11
 
 
16.7% No 3

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

77.8% Yes 14
 
 
22.2% No 4

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

12.5% Yes 1
 
 
100.0% No 8

Witnesses to abduction

44.4% Yes 8
 
 
16.7% No 3

Victim abduction location

38.9% Roadside 7
 
11.1% Bus station/stand 2
 
16.7% Other 3
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

38.9% Yes 7
 
 
33.3% No 6

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

11.1% Gave no response 2
 
5.6% Other 1
 
5.6% Killed victim in an “encounter” 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

5.6% Yes 1
 
 
50.0% No 9

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

94.4% Extrajudicial executions 17
 
 
5.6% Enforced disappearances 1

Number of victims per family

94.4% 1 victim 17
 
5.6% 2 victims 1
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 18

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

38.9% Cremated the body 7
 

Security forces returned body

27.8% Yes 5
 
5.6% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 1
 
61.1% No 11
 

Condition of corpse, if known

22.2% Bullet wounds 4
 
11.1% Other 2
 
5.6% Bruises 1
 
5.6% Missing fingernails 1
 
5.6% Missing hair from head or face 1
 
5.6% Cuts/wounds 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

100.0% Yes 18
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security forces uniformed

87.5% Yes 7
 
 
0.0% No 0

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

66.7% Punjab Police 12
 
22.2% Other 4
 
5.6% CRPF 1
 
5.6% BSF 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

83.3% Punjab police 15
 
22.2% Other 4
 
16.7% CRPF 3
 
11.1% Black cat 2
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

72.2% Combatant 13
 
 
27.8% Non-combatant 5

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

5.6% Yes 1
 
 
22.2% No 4

If provided support, support was voluntary

5.6% Yes 1
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

22.2% Yes 4
 
 
77.8% No 14

Approached security officials

27.8% Yes 5
 
 
66.7% No 12

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

66.7% Afraid of retaliation 12
 
27.8% Believed it would have been ineffective 5
 
16.7% Didn’t know what to do 3
 
11.1% Not applicable 2
 
11.1% Couldn’t afford 2
 

Remedies desired from government

61.1% Monetary compensation to family 11
 
61.1% Truth commission 11
 
50.0% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 9
 
50.0% Investigations into abuses 9
 
44.4% Employment 8
 
44.4% Criminal Sanctions against those responsible 8
 
38.9% Memorial for victims 7
 
33.3% Rehabilitation services to family members 6
 
11.1% Desire nothing from government 2
 

Year & District  

District

5.6% Bathinda 1
 
5.6% Fatehgarh Sahib 1
 
33.3% Gurdaspur 6
 
5.6% Jalandhar 1
 
5.6% Kapurthala 1
 
16.7% Ludhiana 3
 
5.6% Nawanshahr 1
 
16.7% Rupnagar 3
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
0.0% 1984 0
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
16.7% 1986 3
 
5.6% 1987 1
 
22.2% 1988 4
 
27.8% 1989 5
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
22.2% 1991 4
 
5.6% 1992 1
 
0.0% 1993 0
 
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
 

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