A.S. Bajwa

13 documented cases directly implicating A.S. Bajwa in abduction/disappearance:


Faridkot District

Faridkot Subdistrict
Balwinder Singh Male, age 34 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ghumiara

Firozpur District

Zira Subdistrict
Nishan Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Padhri

Ludhiana District

Jagroan Subdistrict
Ajmer Singh Male, age 35 at time of disappearance, Rasulpur Malla

Moga District

Bhagha Purana Subdistrict
Baljeet Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bara Ghar
Gurmukh Singh Male, age 21-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Langiana Nawan
Nirmal Singh Male, age 22-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rajiana
Ranjit Singh Male, age 30-32 at time of extrajudicial execution, Chanuwala
Moga Subdistrict
Gurdeep Singh Male, age 29-30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Moga
Kulwant Singh Male, age 29 at time of extrajudicial execution, Moga
Ranjit Singh Male, age 32 at time of disappearance, Ghal Kalan
Satwant Singh Male, age 40 at time of extrajudicial execution, Chogawan

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 46 at time of disappearance, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 35 at time of disappearance, location withheld

Key statistics of cases directly implicating A.S. Bajwa:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 13
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

23.1% Not married 3
 
 
76.9% Married 10

If married, did the victim have children?

76.9% Yes 10
 


Total children surviving victims: 21


Religion

100.0% Sikh 13
 

Caste

76.9% Jat 10
 
 
23.1% Non-Jat 3

Age

61.5% 18-33 8
 
38.5% 34-49 5
 

Education

23.1% No education 3
 
23.1% Primary school 3
 
15.4% Middle school 2
 
15.4% High school 2
 
7.7% Some college 1
 
15.4% College degree 2
 

Employment

46.2% Farmer/agriculture 6
 
15.4% Student 2
 
15.4% Driver (bus/truck/car) 2
 
7.7% Day labourer 1
 
23.1% Other 3
 

Urban / Rural

69.2% Rural 9
 
 
15.4% Urban 2

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

69.2% Yes 9
 
 
30.8% No 4

Prior torture

53.8% Yes 7
 
 
15.4% No 2

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

92.3% Yes 12
 
 
7.7% No 1

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

41.7% Yes 5
 
 
58.3% No 7

Witnesses to abduction

92.3% Yes 12
 

Victim abduction location

30.8% Victim’s residence 4
 
23.1% Roadside 3
 
7.7% Police station 1
 
7.7% Friend/relative's residence 1
 
23.1% Other 3
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

76.9% Yes 10
 
 
15.4% No 2

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

23.1% Gave no response 3
 
15.4% Victim had escaped 2
 
7.7% Denied involvement 1
 
7.7% Told family to go to another police station 1
 
7.7% Other 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

15.4% Yes 2
 
 
53.8% No 7

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

69.2% Extrajudicial executions 9
 
 
30.8% Enforced disappearances 4

Number of victims per family

100.0% 1 victim 13
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 13

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

15.4% Dumped body in canal or river 2
 
7.7% Cremated the body 1
 

Security forces returned body

0.0% Yes 0
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
69.2% No 9
 

Condition of corpse, if known


Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

100.0% Yes 13
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security forces uniformed

91.7% Yes 11
 
 
8.3% No 1

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

92.3% Punjab Police 12
 
15.4% CRPF 2
 
15.4% Criminal Investigation Agency 2
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

69.2% Punjab police 9
 
15.4% Criminal Investigation Agency 2
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

46.2% Combatant 6
 
 
53.8% Non-combatant 7

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

30.8% Yes 4
 
 
23.1% No 3

If provided support, support was voluntary

30.8% Yes 4
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

61.5% Yes 8
 
 
38.5% No 5

Approached security officials

61.5% Yes 8
 
 
38.5% No 5

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

38.5% Afraid of retaliation 5
 
23.1% Didn’t know what to do 3
 
15.4% Believed it would have been ineffective 2
 
7.7% Couldn’t afford 1
 

Remedies desired from government

84.6% Truth commission 11
 
69.2% Monetary compensation to family 9
 
53.8% Investigations into abuses 7
 
53.8% Employment 7
 
46.2% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 6
 
15.4% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 2
 
15.4% Rehabilitation services to family members 2
 
15.4% Memorial for victims 2
 

Year & District 

District

7.7% Faridkot 1
 
7.7% Firozpur 1
 
7.7% Ludhiana 1
 
61.5% Moga 8
 

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
 
15.4% 1990 2
 
46.2% 1991 6
 
30.8% 1992 4
 
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.