Jasminder [Jaswinder] Singh

15 documented cases directly implicating Jasminder [Jaswinder] Singh in abduction/disappearance:


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
Jagjit Singh Male, age 25 at time of disappearance, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

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

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 15
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

60.0% Not married 9
 
 
40.0% Married 6

If married, did the victim have children?

40.0% Yes 6
 


Total children surviving victims: 11


Religion

100.0% Sikh 15
 

Caste

100.0% Jat 15
 

Age

80.0% 18-33 12
 
20.0% 34-49 3
 

Education

6.7% No education 1
 
6.7% Primary school 1
 
20.0% Middle school 3
 
20.0% High school 3
 
6.7% Some college 1
 
33.3% Graduate degree 5
 
6.7% Vocational degree 1
 

Employment

40.0% Farmer/agriculture 6
 
33.3% Student 5
 
6.7% Driver (bus/truck/car) 1
 
6.7% Shopkeeper 1
 
20.0% Other 3
 

Urban / Rural

73.3% Rural 11
 
 
6.7% Urban 1

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

60.0% Yes 9
 
 
40.0% No 6

Prior torture

40.0% Yes 6
 
 
20.0% No 3

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

100.0% Yes 15
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

36.4% Yes 4
 
 
90.9% No 10

Witnesses to abduction

73.3% Yes 11
 

Victim abduction location

40.0% Roadside 6
 
20.0% Police station 3
 
20.0% Bus station/stand 3
 
6.7% Friend/relative's residence 1
 
13.3% Other 2
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

80.0% Yes 12
 
 
20.0% No 3

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

40.0% Denied involvement 6
 
26.7% Told family to go to another police station 4
 
13.3% Gave no response 2
 
13.3% Other 2
 
6.7% Victim had escaped 1
 
6.7% Admitted custody only 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

20.0% Yes 3
 
 
53.3% No 8

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

40.0% Extrajudicial executions 6
 
 
60.0% Enforced disappearances 9

Number of victims per family

100.0% 1 victim 15
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 15

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces


Security forces returned body

0.0% Yes 0
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
40.0% No 6
 

Condition of corpse, if known


Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

100.0% Yes 15
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security forces uniformed

90.9% Yes 10
 
 
18.2% No 2

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

93.3% Punjab Police 14
 
20.0% Criminal Investigation Agency 3
 
13.3% Black cat 2
 
6.7% CRPF 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

33.3% Punjab police 5
 
13.3% Criminal Investigation Agency 2
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

6.7% Combatant 1
 
 
93.3% Non-combatant 14

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

20.0% Yes 3
 
 
73.3% No 11

If provided support, support was voluntary

20.0% Yes 3
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

60.0% Yes 9
 
 
40.0% No 6

Approached security officials

73.3% Yes 11
 
 
20.0% No 3

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

26.7% Afraid of retaliation 4
 
20.0% Believed it would have been ineffective 3
 
13.3% Didn’t know what to do 2
 
6.7% Couldn’t afford 1
 
6.7% Not applicable 1
 

Remedies desired from government

86.7% Truth commission 13
 
80.0% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 12
 
73.3% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 11
 
60.0% Investigations into abuses 9
 
46.7% Monetary compensation to family 7
 
26.7% Employment 4
 
26.7% Memorial for victims 4
 
20.0% Rehabilitation services to family members 3
 
13.3% Other 2
 
6.7% Desire nothing from government 1
 

Year & District 

District

26.7% Amritsar 4
 
13.3% Gurdaspur 2
 
6.7% Kapurthala 1
 
13.3% Moga 2
 
20.0% 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
 
6.7% 1987 1
 
0.0% 1988 0
 
0.0% 1989 0
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
0.0% 1991 0
 
46.7% 1992 7
 
20.0% 1993 3
 
13.3% 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
 
13.3% Date Unknown 2
 

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