Sanjiv Gupta

5 documented cases directly implicating Sanjiv Gupta in abduction/disappearance:


Amritsar District

Amritsar II Subdistrict
Dhamnjeet Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Amritsar
Major Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Amritsar
Parminder Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Amritsar
Rajinder Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Amritsar
Patti Subdistrict
Nirvail Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mastgarh

Key statistics of cases directly implicating Sanjiv Gupta:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 5
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

80.0% Not married 4
 
 
20.0% Married 1

If married, did the victim have children?

20.0% Yes 1
 


Total children surviving victims: 2


Religion

100.0% Sikh 5
 

Caste

60.0% Jat 3
 
 
40.0% Non-Jat 2

Age

100.0% 18-33 5
 

Education

20.0% Primary school 1
 
20.0% Middle school 1
 
60.0% High school 3
 

Employment

20.0% Farmer/agriculture 1
 
20.0% Day labourer 1
 
100.0% Other 5
 

Urban / Rural

20.0% Rural 1
 
 
80.0% Urban 4

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

20.0% Yes 1
 
 
80.0% No 4

Prior torture

20.0% Yes 1
 
 
0.0% No 0

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

100.0% Yes 5
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
133.3% No 4

Witnesses to abduction

60.0% Yes 3
 

Victim abduction location

40.0% Victim’s residence 2
 
20.0% Roadside 1
 
20.0% Police station 1
 
20.0% Shop/market 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

100.0% Yes 5
 
 
0.0% No 0

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

40.0% Gave no response 2
 
40.0% Denied involvement 2
 
20.0% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

40.0% Yes 2
 
 
60.0% No 3

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

100.0% Extrajudicial executions 5
 
 
0.0% Enforced disappearances 0

Number of victims per family

100.0% 1 victim 5
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 5

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

60.0% Cremated the body 3
 

Security forces returned body

0.0% Yes 0
 
20.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 1
 
80.0% No 4
 

Condition of corpse, if known

20.0% Cuts/wounds 1
 
20.0% Other 1
 
20.0% Bruises 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

100.0% Yes 5
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security forces uniformed

133.3% Yes 4
 
 
0.0% No 0

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

100.0% Punjab Police 5
 
20.0% CRPF 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

100.0% Punjab police 5
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

40.0% Combatant 2
 
 
60.0% Non-combatant 3

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
60.0% No 3

If provided support, support was voluntary

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

40.0% Yes 2
 
 
60.0% No 3

Approached security officials

80.0% Yes 4
 
 
20.0% No 1

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

60.0% Believed it would have been ineffective 3
 
20.0% Afraid of retaliation 1
 

Remedies desired from government

80.0% Monetary compensation to family 4
 
60.0% Employment 3
 
60.0% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 3
 
60.0% Truth commission 3
 
40.0% Other 2
 
40.0% Investigations into abuses 2
 
20.0% Rehabilitation services to family members 1
 
20.0% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 1
 
20.0% Desire nothing from government 1
 

Year & District 

District

100.0% Amritsar 5
 

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
 
40.0% 1990 2
 
40.0% 1991 2
 
0.0% 1992 0
 
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
 
20.0% Date Unknown 1
 

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