Jasminder [Jaswinder] Singh

14 documented cases directly implicating Jasminder [Jaswinder] Singh:


Amritsar District

Amritsar II Subdistrict
Jaswinder Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Amritsar
Patti Subdistrict
Angrej Singh Male, age 22 at time of disappearance, Sabhrai
Onkar Singh Male, age 26-27 at time of disappearance, Gharyala
Tarn Taran Subdistrict
Parminder Singh Male, age 22 at time of disappearance, Jhabal Kalan

Gurdaspur District

Batala Subdistrict
Gurmej Singh Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rampur
Ranjit Singh Male, age 35 at time of disappearance, Said Mubarak

Kapurthala District

Sultanpur Lodhi Subdistrict
Balkar Singh Male, age 22 at time of disappearance, Sherpur dogran

Moga District

Bhagha Purana Subdistrict
Davinder Singh Male, age 19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rajiana
Malkit Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Panjgarain Khurd

Sangrur District

Barnala Subdistrict
Sukhwinder Singh Bhatti Male, age 43 at time of disappearance, Badbar
Dhuri Subdistrict
Baldev Singh Male, age 40 at time of extrajudicial execution, Issi
Malerkotla Subdistrict
Kulwant Singh Male, age 29 at time of disappearance, Sehke

Location Withheld

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

Key statistics of cases directly implicating Jasminder [Jaswinder] Singh:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 14
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

57.1% Not married 8
 
 
42.9% Married 6

If married, did the victim have children?

42.9% Yes 6
 


Total children surviving victims: 11


Religion

100.0% Sikh 14
 

Caste

100.0% Jat 14
 

Age

78.6% 18-33 11
 
21.4% 34-49 3
 

Education

7.1% No education 1
 
7.1% Primary school 1
 
21.4% Middle school 3
 
21.4% High school 3
 
7.1% Some college 1
 
28.6% Graduate degree 4
 
7.1% Vocational degree 1
 

Employment

42.9% Farmer/agriculture 6
 
28.6% Student 4
 
7.1% Shopkeeper 1
 
7.1% Driver (bus/truck/car) 1
 
21.4% Other 3
 

Urban / Rural

78.6% Rural 11
 
 
7.1% Urban 1

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

57.1% Yes 8
 
 
42.9% No 6

Prior torture

35.7% Yes 5
 
 
21.4% No 3

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

100.0% Yes 14
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

40.0% Yes 4
 
 
100.0% No 10

Witnesses to abduction

71.4% Yes 10
 

Victim abduction location

42.9% Roadside 6
 
21.4% Police station 3
 
21.4% Bus station/stand 3
 
7.1% Friend/relative's residence 1
 
7.1% Other 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

78.6% Yes 11
 
 
21.4% No 3

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

42.9% Denied involvement 6
 
28.6% Told family to go to another police station 4
 
14.3% Gave no response 2
 
14.3% Other 2
 
7.1% Admitted custody only 1
 
7.1% Victim had escaped 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

21.4% Yes 3
 
 
57.1% No 8

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

42.9% Extrajudicial executions 6
 
 
57.1% Enforced disappearances 8

Number of victims per family

100.0% 1 victim 14
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 14

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces


Security forces returned body

0.0% Yes 0
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
42.9% No 6
 

Condition of corpse, if known


Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

100.0% Yes 14
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security forces uniformed

90.0% Yes 9
 
 
20.0% No 2

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

92.9% Punjab Police 13
 
14.3% Black cat 2
 
14.3% Criminal Investigation Agency 2
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

35.7% Punjab police 5
 
14.3% Criminal Investigation Agency 2
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

7.1% Combatant 1
 
 
92.9% Non-combatant 13

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

21.4% Yes 3
 
 
71.4% No 10

If provided support, support was voluntary

21.4% Yes 3
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

64.3% Yes 9
 
 
35.7% No 5

Approached security officials

78.6% Yes 11
 
 
21.4% No 3

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

28.6% Afraid of retaliation 4
 
14.3% Believed it would have been ineffective 2
 
14.3% Didn’t know what to do 2
 
7.1% Not applicable 1
 
7.1% Couldn’t afford 1
 

Remedies desired from government

92.9% Truth commission 13
 
78.6% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 11
 
78.6% Criminal Sanctions against those responsible 11
 
64.3% Investigations into abuses 9
 
50.0% Monetary compensation to family 7
 
28.6% Memorial for victims 4
 
28.6% Employment 4
 
21.4% Rehabilitation services to family members 3
 
14.3% Other 2
 
7.1% Desire nothing from government 1
 

Time & Place  

District

28.6% Amritsar 4
 
14.3% Gurdaspur 2
 
7.1% Kapurthala 1
 
14.3% Moga 2
 
21.4% Sangrur 3
 

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
 
7.1% 1987 1
 
0.0% 1988 0
 
0.0% 1989 0
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
0.0% 1991 0
 
42.9% 1992 6
 
21.4% 1993 3
 
14.3% 1994 2
 
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.