Gurmeet Singh [Pinky]

8 documented cases directly implicating Gurmeet Singh [Pinky]:


Ludhiana District

Jagroan 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
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

Location Withheld

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

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

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 8
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

50.0% Not married 4
 
 
50.0% Married 4

If married, did the victim have children?

50.0% Yes 4
 


Total children surviving victims: 7


Religion

100.0% Sikh 8
 

Caste

75.0% Jat 6
 
 
25.0% Non-Jat 2

Age

75.0% 18-33 6
 
25.0% 34-49 2
 

Education

12.5% Primary school 1
 
62.5% Middle school 5
 
25.0% High school 2
 

Employment

50.0% Farmer/agriculture 4
 
12.5% Driver (bus/truck/car) 1
 
12.5% Day labourer 1
 
25.0% Other 2
 

Urban / Rural

75.0% Rural 6
 
 
12.5% Urban 1

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
100.0% No 8

Prior torture

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
0.0% No 0

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

100.0% Yes 8
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

28.6% Yes 2
 
 
85.7% No 6

Witnesses to abduction

87.5% Yes 7
 

Victim abduction location

75.0% Victim’s residence 6
 
12.5% Shop/market 1
 
12.5% Other 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

75.0% Yes 6
 
 
25.0% No 2

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

12.5% Other 1
 
12.5% Told family to go to another police station 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
87.5% No 7

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

87.5% Extrajudicial executions 7
 
 
12.5% Enforced disappearances 1

Number of victims per family

62.5% 1 victim 5
 
37.5% 2 victims 3
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 8

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

12.5% Cremated the body 1
 

Security forces returned body

0.0% Yes 0
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
87.5% No 7
 

Condition of corpse, if known


Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

100.0% Yes 8
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security forces uniformed

114.3% Yes 8
 
 
0.0% No 0

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

100.0% Punjab Police 8
 
37.5% Criminal Investigation Agency 3
 
25.0% Other 2
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

87.5% Punjab police 7
 
25.0% Criminal Investigation Agency 2
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

12.5% Combatant 1
 
 
87.5% Non-combatant 7

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
87.5% No 7

If provided support, support was voluntary

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

25.0% Yes 2
 
 
75.0% No 6

Approached security officials

25.0% Yes 2
 
 
75.0% No 6

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

50.0% Afraid of retaliation 4
 
12.5% Not applicable 1
 
12.5% Believed it would have been ineffective 1
 
12.5% Couldn’t afford 1
 
12.5% Didn’t know what to do 1
 

Remedies desired from government

87.5% Truth commission 7
 
87.5% Monetary compensation to family 7
 
62.5% Employment 5
 
37.5% Investigations into abuses 3
 
25.0% Criminal Sanctions against those responsible 2
 
12.5% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 1
 
12.5% Memorial for victims 1
 
12.5% Rehabilitation services to family members 1
 

Time & Place  

District

87.5% Ludhiana 7
 

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
 
12.5% 1991 1
 
12.5% 1992 1
 
62.5% 1993 5
 
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.