Chogawan

8 documented cases implicating security forces based in Chogawan:


Amritsar District

Ajnala Subdistrict
Baljinder Singh Male, age 20-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khanowal
Baba Bakala Subdistrict
Sewa Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Boparai
Sukhwinder Singh Male, age 15-16 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jalal

Gurdaspur District

Batala Subdistrict
Harwinder Singh Male, age 22-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ladhu Bhana
Kulwant Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Fatehgarh Churian
Satnam Singh Male, age 15-16 at time of extrajudicial execution, Cheema
Sukhdev Singh Male, age 18-19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Cheema

Location Withheld

Anonymous Female, age 18 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Chogawan:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

87.5% Male 7
 
 
12.5% Female 1

Marital status

100.0% Not married 8
 
 
0.0% Married 0

If married, did the victim have children?


Total children surviving victims: 0


Religion

100.0% Sikh 8
 

Caste

75.0% Jat 6
 
 
25.0% Non-Jat 2

Age

25.0% 0-17 2
 
75.0% 18-33 6
 

Education

12.5% No education 1
 
37.5% Primary school 3
 
12.5% Middle school 1
 
37.5% High school 3
 

Employment

37.5% Student 3
 
25.0% Farmer/agriculture 2
 
12.5% Day labourer 1
 
12.5% Driver (bus/truck/car) 1
 
12.5% Unemployed 1
 
12.5% Other 1
 

Urban / Rural

75.0% Rural 6
 
 
12.5% Urban 1

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

50.0% Yes 4
 
 
50.0% No 4

Prior torture

50.0% Yes 4
 
 
0.0% No 0

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

50.0% Yes 4
 
 
50.0% No 4

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

25.0% Yes 1
 
 
50.0% No 2

Witnesses to abduction

50.0% Yes 4
 

Victim abduction location

12.5% Friend/relative's residence 1
 
12.5% Police station 1
 
25.0% Other 2
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

37.5% Yes 3
 
 
12.5% No 1

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

25.0% Gave no response 2
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
25.0% No 2

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

100.0% Extrajudicial executions 8
 
 
0.0% Enforced disappearances 0

Number of victims per family

75.0% 1 victim 6
 
25.0% 2 victim 2
 

Related incidents

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

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

62.5% Cremated the body 5
 

Security forces returned body

0.0% Yes 0
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
100.0% No 8
 

Condition of corpse, if known

12.5% Bullet wounds 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

50.0% Yes 4
 
 
12.5% No 1

Security forces uniformed

100.0% Yes 4
 
 
0.0% No 0

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

50.0% Punjab Police 4
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

100.0% Punjab police 8
 
12.5% Black cat 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

37.5% Combatant 3
 
 
62.5% Non-combatant 5

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

12.5% Yes 1
 
 
50.0% No 4

If provided support, support was voluntary

12.5% Yes 1
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

50.0% Yes 4
 
 
50.0% No 4

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% Couldn’t afford 1
 

Remedies desired from government

87.5% Monetary compensation to family 7
 
75.0% Employment 6
 
75.0% Truth commission 6
 
37.5% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 3
 
37.5% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 3
 
25.0% Rehabilitation services to family members 2
 
25.0% Investigations into abuses 2
 
12.5% Memorial for victims 1
 
12.5% Desire nothing from government 1
 
12.5% Other 1
 

Year & District 

District

37.5% Amritsar 3
 
50.0% Gurdaspur 4
 

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
 
12.5% 1989 1
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
0.0% 1991 0
 
25.0% 1992 2
 
50.0% 1993 4
 
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
 
12.5% Date Unknown 1
 

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