Gurmeet Singh [Pinky]

9 documented cases directly implicating Gurmeet Singh [Pinky] in abduction/disappearance:


Ludhiana District

Jagraon Subdistrict
Gurdeep Singh Male, age 35-36 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mann
Harchand Singh Male, age 34-35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mann
Jasvir Singh Male, age 19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mann
Kulwant Singh Male, age 21-22 at time of disappearance, Mann
Manjinder Pal Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Lilan
Ranjit Singh Male, age 19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mann
Sukhdev Singh Male, age 28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mann
Ludhiana East Subdistrict
Tarlochan Singh Male, age 29 at time of extrajudicial execution, Daba
Ludhiana West Subdistrict
Karamjeet Singh Male, age 22-23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Gill

Key statistics of cases directly implicating Gurmeet Singh [Pinky]:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 9
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

55.6% Not married 5
 
 
44.4% Married 4

If married, did the victim have children?

44.4% Yes 4
 


Total children surviving victims: 7


Religion

100.0% Sikh 9
 

Caste

77.8% Jat 7
 
 
22.2% Non-Jat 2

Age

77.8% 18-33 7
 
22.2% 34-49 2
 

Education

11.1% Primary school 1
 
55.6% Middle school 5
 
22.2% High school 2
 
11.1% College degree 1
 

Employment

55.6% Farmer/agriculture 5
 
11.1% Driver (bus/truck/car) 1
 
11.1% Day labourer 1
 
22.2% Other 2
 

Urban / Rural

88.9% Rural 8
 
 
11.1% Urban 1

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
100.0% No 9

Prior torture

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
0.0% No 0

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

100.0% Yes 9
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

25.0% Yes 2
 
 
87.5% No 7

Witnesses to abduction

88.9% Yes 8
 

Victim abduction location

77.8% Victim’s residence 7
 
11.1% Shop/market 1
 
11.1% Other 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

77.8% Yes 7
 
 
22.2% No 2

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

22.2% Told family to go to another police station 2
 
11.1% Other 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
88.9% No 8

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

88.9% Extrajudicial executions 8
 
 
11.1% Enforced disappearances 1

Number of victims per family

66.7% 1 victim 6
 
33.3% 2 victims 3
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 9

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

22.2% Cremated the body 2
 

Security forces returned body

0.0% Yes 0
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
88.9% No 8
 

Condition of corpse, if known


Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

100.0% Yes 9
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security forces uniformed

112.5% Yes 9
 
 
0.0% No 0

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

100.0% Punjab Police 9
 
77.8% Criminal Investigation Agency 7
 
22.2% Other 2
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

88.9% Punjab police 8
 
55.6% Criminal Investigation Agency 5
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

11.1% Combatant 1
 
 
88.9% Non-combatant 8

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

11.1% Yes 1
 
 
77.8% No 7

If provided support, support was voluntary

11.1% Yes 1
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

33.3% Yes 3
 
 
66.7% No 6

Approached security officials

33.3% Yes 3
 
 
66.7% No 6

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

44.4% Afraid of retaliation 4
 
11.1% Didn’t know what to do 1
 
11.1% Not applicable 1
 
11.1% Believed it would have been ineffective 1
 
11.1% Couldn’t afford 1
 

Remedies desired from government

77.8% Monetary compensation to family 7
 
77.8% Truth commission 7
 
55.6% Employment 5
 
33.3% Criminal Sanctions against those responsible 3
 
33.3% Investigations into abuses 3
 
11.1% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 1
 
11.1% Memorial for victims 1
 
11.1% Rehabilitation services to family members 1
 

Year & District  

District

100.0% Ludhiana 9
 

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
 
0.0% 1987 0
 
0.0% 1988 0
 
0.0% 1989 0
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
11.1% 1991 1
 
11.1% 1992 1
 
66.7% 1993 6
 
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.