Sumedh Singh [Saini]

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25 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
Kulwant Singh Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Gunopur
Parminder Pal Singh Male, age 21-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ladhpur

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 21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Poonian

Rupnagar District

Anandpur Sahib Subdistrict
Lakhwinder Singh Male, age 26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sahota
Rupnagar Subdistrict
Dewarki Kaur Female, age 87-88 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jatana
Gurmail Singh Male, age 27 at time of disappearance, Dhangrali
Jasmair Kaur Female, age 45 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jatana
Jasvir Singh Male, age 19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bari Rauni
Manpreet Kaur Female, age 13 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jatana
S.A.S.Nagar (Mohali) Subdistrict
Balwant Singh Multani Male, age 28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mohali

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 5 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 27 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld

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

Victim Demographics 

Gender

88.0% Male 22
 
 
12.0% Female 3

Marital status

80.0% Not married 20
 
 
20.0% Married 5

If married, did the victim have children?

16.0% Yes 4
 


Total children surviving victims: 12


Religion

100.0% Sikh 25
 

Caste

64.0% Jat 16
 
 
36.0% Non-Jat 9

Age

4.0% 0-17 1
 
76.0% 18-33 19
 
4.0% 34-49 1
 
4.0% 65+ 1
 

Education

8.0% No education 2
 
12.0% Primary school 3
 
8.0% Middle school 2
 
24.0% High school 6
 
8.0% Some college 2
 
20.0% College degree 5
 
12.0% Graduate degree 3
 
8.0% Vocational degree 2
 

Employment

28.0% Student 7
 
12.0% Farmer/agriculture 3
 
12.0% Shopkeeper 3
 
12.0% Unemployed 3
 
8.0% Driver (bus/truck/car) 2
 
4.0% Mechanic 1
 
4.0% Housewife 1
 
24.0% Other 6
 

Urban / Rural

72.0% Rural 18
 
 
20.0% Urban 5

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

64.0% Yes 16
 
 
36.0% No 9

Prior torture

52.0% Yes 13
 
 
12.0% No 3

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

72.0% Yes 18
 
 
28.0% No 7

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

16.7% Yes 2
 
 
91.7% No 11

Witnesses to abduction

48.0% Yes 12
 
 
12.0% No 3

Victim abduction location

28.0% Roadside 7
 
8.0% Victim’s residence 2
 
8.0% Bus station/stand 2
 
4.0% Checkpoint (naka) 1
 
16.0% Other 4
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

40.0% Yes 10
 
 
28.0% No 7

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

8.0% Gave no response 2
 
4.0% Killed victim in an “encounter” 1
 
4.0% Told family to go to another police station 1
 
4.0% Other 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

4.0% Yes 1
 
 
48.0% No 12

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

96.0% Extrajudicial executions 24
 
 
4.0% Enforced disappearances 1

Number of victims per family

84.0% 1 victim 21
 
4.0% 2 victim 1
 
12.0% 3 victim 3
 

Related incidents

12.0% Genuine encounters in family 3
 
 
88.0% No genuine encounters in family 22

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

40.0% Cremated the body 10
 

Security forces returned body

32.0% Yes 8
 
4.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 1
 
60.0% No 15
 

Condition of corpse, if known

32.0% Bullet wounds 8
 
16.0% Burn marks 4
 
4.0% Bruises 1
 
4.0% Cuts/wounds 1
 
4.0% Missing hair from head or face 1
 
4.0% Missing fingernails 1
 
4.0% Other 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

100.0% Yes 25
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security forces uniformed

91.7% Yes 11
 
 
0.0% No 0

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

60.0% Punjab Police 15
 
24.0% Other 6
 
4.0% BSF 1
 
4.0% CRPF 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

68.0% Punjab police 17
 
36.0% Other 9
 
20.0% Black cat 5
 
12.0% CRPF 3
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

60.0% Combatant 15
 
 
40.0% Non-combatant 10

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

4.0% Yes 1
 
 
36.0% No 9

If provided support, support was voluntary

4.0% Yes 1
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

20.0% Yes 5
 
 
80.0% No 20

Approached security officials

24.0% Yes 6
 
 
72.0% No 18

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

64.0% Afraid of retaliation 16
 
28.0% Didn’t know what to do 7
 
20.0% Not applicable 5
 
20.0% Believed it would have been ineffective 5
 
20.0% Couldn’t afford 5
 

Remedies desired from government

68.0% Monetary compensation to family 17
 
56.0% Employment 14
 
56.0% Truth commission 14
 
44.0% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 11
 
40.0% Rehabilitation services to family members 10
 
36.0% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 9
 
36.0% Investigations into abuses 9
 
28.0% Memorial for victims 7
 
8.0% Desire nothing from government 2
 

Year & District 

District

4.0% Bathinda 1
 
4.0% Fatehgarh Sahib 1
 
32.0% Gurdaspur 8
 
4.0% Jalandhar 1
 
4.0% Kapurthala 1
 
12.0% Ludhiana 3
 
4.0% Nawanshahr 1
 
28.0% Rupnagar 7
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
0.0% 1984 0
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
12.0% 1986 3
 
12.0% 1987 3
 
16.0% 1988 4
 
20.0% 1989 5
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
36.0% 1991 9
 
4.0% 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
 
0.0% Date Unknown 0
 

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