Mohd. Izhar Alam

10 documented cases directly implicating Mohd. Izhar Alam:


Amritsar District

Ajnala Subdistrict
Gurmej Singh Male, age 45 at time of disappearance, Mananwala
Major Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khatrai Kalan
Rajwinder Kaur Female, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khatrai Kalan
Tarn Taran Subdistrict
Balwinder Singh Male, age 27-28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jhabal Kalan
Harnam Singh Male, age 60 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dugalwala
Swaranjit Singh Male, age 22-23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Aladinpur

Gurdaspur District

Batala Subdistrict
Balwinder Singh Male, age 15-16 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mari Buchian

Hoshiarpur District

Dasuya Subdistrict
Gurcharan Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bahla

Jalandhar District

Jalandhar II Subdistrict
Amarjeet Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dhirowal

Nawanshahr District

Nawanshahr Subdistrict
Baldev Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Poonian

Key statistics of cases directly implicating Mohd. Izhar Alam:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

90.0% Male 9
 
 
10.0% Female 1

Marital status

50.0% Not married 5
 
 
50.0% Married 5

If married, did the victim have children?

50.0% Yes 5
 


Total children surviving victims: 13


Religion

100.0% Sikh 10
 

Caste

90.0% Jat 9
 
 
10.0% Non-Jat 1

Age

10.0% 0-17 1
 
70.0% 18-33 7
 
10.0% 34-49 1
 
10.0% 50-64 1
 

Education

10.0% No education 1
 
20.0% Primary school 2
 
20.0% Middle school 2
 
30.0% High school 3
 
10.0% College degree 1
 
10.0% Vocational degree 1
 

Employment

50.0% Farmer/agriculture 5
 
20.0% Student 2
 
10.0% Housewife 1
 
20.0% Other 2
 

Urban / Rural

100.0% Rural 10
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

80.0% Yes 8
 
 
20.0% No 2

Prior torture

50.0% Yes 5
 
 
30.0% No 3

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

100.0% Yes 10
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
128.6% No 9

Witnesses to abduction

70.0% Yes 7
 
 
10.0% No 1

Victim abduction location

30.0% Roadside 3
 
20.0% Victim’s residence 2
 
20.0% Checkpoint (naka) 2
 
10.0% Village fields 1
 
20.0% Other 2
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

60.0% Yes 6
 
 
40.0% No 4

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

20.0% Gave no response 2
 
20.0% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 2
 
10.0% Victim had escaped 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
50.0% No 5

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

90.0% Extrajudicial executions 9
 
 
10.0% Enforced disappearances 1

Number of victims per family

50.0% 1 victim 5
 
40.0% 2 victims 4
 
10.0% 3 victims 1
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 10

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

30.0% Cremated the body 3
 
10.0% Dumped body in canal or river 1
 

Security forces returned body

0.0% Yes 0
 
10.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 1
 
80.0% No 8
 

Condition of corpse, if known

10.0% Bullet wounds 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

100.0% Yes 10
 
 
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 10
 
50.0% CRPF 5
 
10.0% BSF 1
 
10.0% Black cat 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

90.0% Punjab police 9
 
10.0% BSF 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

80.0% Combatant 8
 
 
20.0% Non-combatant 2

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

20.0% Yes 2
 
 
0.0% No 0

If provided support, support was voluntary

10.0% Yes 1
 
 
10.0% No 1

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

40.0% Yes 4
 
 
60.0% No 6

Approached security officials

50.0% Yes 5
 
 
50.0% No 5

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

50.0% Afraid of retaliation 5
 
20.0% Believed it would have been ineffective 2
 

Remedies desired from government

60.0% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 6
 
50.0% Truth commission 5
 
50.0% Monetary compensation to family 5
 
40.0% Criminal Sanctions against those responsible 4
 
30.0% Memorial for victims 3
 
30.0% Investigations into abuses 3
 
20.0% Employment 2
 
20.0% Rehabilitation services to family members 2
 
10.0% Desire nothing from government 1
 

Time & Place  

District

60.0% Amritsar 6
 
10.0% Gurdaspur 1
 
10.0% Hoshiarpur 1
 
10.0% Jalandhar 1
 
10.0% Nawanshahr 1
 

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
 
10.0% 1987 1
 
30.0% 1988 3
 
30.0% 1989 3
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
20.0% 1991 2
 
10.0% 1992 1
 
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
 

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