Sumedh Singh [Saini]

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24 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

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 27 at time of extrajudicial execution, 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

87.5% Male 21
 
 
12.5% Female 3

Marital status

79.2% Not married 19
 
 
20.8% Married 5

If married, did the victim have children?

16.7% Yes 4
 


Total children surviving victims: 12


Religion

100.0% Sikh 24
 

Caste

66.7% Jat 16
 
 
33.3% Non-Jat 8

Age

4.2% 0-17 1
 
75.0% 18-33 18
 
4.2% 34-49 1
 
4.2% 65+ 1
 

Education

8.3% No education 2
 
12.5% Primary school 3
 
8.3% Middle school 2
 
25.0% High school 6
 
8.3% Some college 2
 
16.7% College degree 4
 
12.5% Graduate degree 3
 
8.3% Vocational degree 2
 

Employment

29.2% Student 7
 
12.5% Unemployed 3
 
12.5% Shopkeeper 3
 
12.5% Farmer/agriculture 3
 
8.3% Driver (bus/truck/car) 2
 
4.2% Housewife 1
 
4.2% Mechanic 1
 
20.8% Other 5
 

Urban / Rural

75.0% Rural 18
 
 
16.7% Urban 4

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

66.7% Yes 16
 
 
33.3% No 8

Prior torture

54.2% Yes 13
 
 
12.5% No 3

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

70.8% Yes 17
 
 
29.2% No 7

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

18.2% Yes 2
 
 
90.9% No 10

Witnesses to abduction

45.8% Yes 11
 
 
12.5% No 3

Victim abduction location

29.2% Roadside 7
 
8.3% Bus station/stand 2
 
4.2% Victim’s residence 1
 
4.2% Checkpoint (naka) 1
 
16.7% Other 4
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

37.5% Yes 9
 
 
29.2% No 7

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

8.3% Gave no response 2
 
4.2% Other 1
 
4.2% Killed victim in an “encounter” 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

4.2% Yes 1
 
 
45.8% No 11

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

95.8% Extrajudicial executions 23
 
 
4.2% Enforced disappearances 1

Number of victims per family

83.3% 1 victim 20
 
4.2% 2 victim 1
 
12.5% 3 victim 3
 

Related incidents

12.5% Genuine encounters in family 3
 
 
87.5% No genuine encounters in family 21

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

41.7% Cremated the body 10
 

Security forces returned body

33.3% Yes 8
 
4.2% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 1
 
58.3% No 14
 

Condition of corpse, if known

33.3% Bullet wounds 8
 
16.7% Burn marks 4
 
4.2% Other 1
 
4.2% Bruises 1
 
4.2% Missing fingernails 1
 
4.2% Cuts/wounds 1
 
4.2% Missing hair from head or face 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

100.0% Yes 24
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security forces uniformed

90.9% Yes 10
 
 
0.0% No 0

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

58.3% Punjab Police 14
 
20.8% Other 5
 
4.2% BSF 1
 
4.2% CRPF 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

70.8% Punjab police 17
 
33.3% Other 8
 
20.8% Black cat 5
 
12.5% CRPF 3
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

62.5% Combatant 15
 
 
37.5% Non-combatant 9

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

4.2% Yes 1
 
 
33.3% No 8

If provided support, support was voluntary

4.2% Yes 1
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

16.7% Yes 4
 
 
83.3% No 20

Approached security officials

20.8% Yes 5
 
 
75.0% No 18

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

66.7% Afraid of retaliation 16
 
29.2% Didn’t know what to do 7
 
20.8% Believed it would have been ineffective 5
 
20.8% Couldn’t afford 5
 
16.7% Not applicable 4
 

Remedies desired from government

70.8% Monetary compensation to family 17
 
58.3% Employment 14
 
58.3% Truth commission 14
 
41.7% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 10
 
41.7% Rehabilitation services to family members 10
 
37.5% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 9
 
37.5% Investigations into abuses 9
 
29.2% Memorial for victims 7
 
8.3% Desire nothing from government 2
 

Year & District 

District

4.2% Bathinda 1
 
4.2% Fatehgarh Sahib 1
 
33.3% Gurdaspur 8
 
4.2% Jalandhar 1
 
4.2% Kapurthala 1
 
12.5% Ludhiana 3
 
4.2% Nawanshahr 1
 
25.0% Rupnagar 6
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
0.0% 1984 0
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
12.5% 1986 3
 
12.5% 1987 3
 
16.7% 1988 4
 
20.8% 1989 5
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
33.3% 1991 8
 
4.2% 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.