Ravinder Vasudeva is a principal correspondent who writes for the Punjab bureau of Hindustan Times.
Articles by Ravinder Vasudeva
Amritpal trained men at firing range in his village
Pro-Khalistan leader and fugitive Amritpal Singh had set up a temporary shooting range on the banks of a river at his native village Jallupur Khera in Amritsar district and was giving training to his aides for setting up militia ‘Anandpur Khalsa Fauj’ (AKF), police said on Thursday
Updated on Mar 24, 2023 01:34 AM IST
Ask Amritpal to surrender in any court: Cops to radical leader’s kin
Punjab Police on Wednesday asked the family of ‘Waris Punjab De’ chief Amritpal Singh to persuade him to surrender in any court.
Published on Mar 22, 2023 10:21 PM IST
ByRavinder Vasudeva and Anil Sharma
Behind the police crackdown on Amritpal’s outfit
Since Saturday, there has been an internet shutdown in Punjab, and flag marches by police in multiple cities and villages.
Updated on Mar 21, 2023 02:59 PM IST
ByRavinder Vasudeva and Neeraj Chauhan
Amritpal’s uncle, driver surrender, NSA invoked
The crackdown on Singh and his supporters began on Saturday when a police cavalcade intercepted his car near Mehatpur town.
Updated on Mar 21, 2023 02:47 AM IST
ByRavinder Vasudeva and Navjrajdeep Singh, Chandigarh/jalandhar
Amritpal dumped Merc, fled in Brezza to dodge Punjab Police
Sikh separatist leader got to know police were on his trail in Moga and managed to give them the slip in busy Mehatpur market, his uncle Harjit Singh tells cops during interrogation
Published on Mar 20, 2023 03:45 PM IST
Search for Amritpal Singh on, security tightened in Punjab
The Punjab Police launched a massive crackdown on Waris Punjab De and its chief Amritpal Singh on Saturday noon.
Updated on Mar 20, 2023 04:05 AM IST
Action against Amritpal was planned on the day of Ajnala clash: Cops
On February 23, when ‘Waris Punjab De’ chief and self-styled Khalistani leader Amritpal Singh stormed the Ajnala Police Station in Amritsar to successfully press for the demand of release of his aide arrested in a case of kidnapping and attempt to murder, it came out as a huge embarrassment for the Punjab Police.
Published on Mar 19, 2023 12:59 AM IST
Punjab Police crack down on Amritpal Singh's outfit, 78 held
Amritpal Singh and his associates were chased on Saturday by the Punjab police.
Updated on Mar 19, 2023 05:12 AM IST
Bishnoi’s fresh interview surfaces, Punjab Police say not from Bathinda jail
In an interaction with the TV anchor, Bishnoi is talking about the arrest made by Punjab Police in a case relating to a threatening email to singer Sidhu Moose Wala’s father Balkaur Singh.
Updated on Mar 18, 2023 04:24 AM IST
Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi’s interview not from Punjab jail, says DGP
Punjab Police chief says no mobile signal possible in high-security Bathinda jail, where gangster lodged in isolated cell
Published on Mar 16, 2023 05:15 PM IST
Punjab prisons dept in a tizzy as Bishnoi’s ‘jail interview’ goes viral
An interview of dreaded gangster and main conspirator of singer Shubhdeep Singh aka Sidhu Moose Wala’s killing Lawrence Bishnoi --- who is currently lodged in a Bathinda jail --- to a private news channel, on Tuesday evening sent the Punjab prisons department into a tizzy.
Published on Mar 15, 2023 12:30 AM IST
Wedding bells ring in AAP, many young leaders to tie knot in coming months
Wedding bells are ringing in the Aam Aadmi Party, with a chunk of its young leaders set to walk the aisle in the coming months.
Published on Mar 13, 2023 11:11 PM IST
Punjab saw record 45% jump in excise revenue, says finance minister Harpal Cheema
Finance minister said that due to the increase in revenue, it has been possible to increase the budget by 20% for the agriculture sector and 12% for education, besides ensuring a substantial increase in other important sectors
Published on Mar 12, 2023 12:42 AM IST
Punjab CM targets opposition, asks Congress to join fight against BJP
Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann claimed that his government had brought the state’s finances back on track and this budget is a reflection of that direction
Published on Mar 12, 2023 12:40 AM IST
Punjab budget: Education gets 12% boost, focus on infrastructure development
The proposed outlay for the education sector, comprising primary and higher education, is ₹17,072 crore, an increase of 12%, as compared to the last year
Published on Mar 11, 2023 01:51 AM IST
Punjab budget: FM announces ₹10,523cr for police to ensure law and order
₹40 crore allocated to strengthen counter-intelligence wing, ₹64 crore for modernising police forces and ₹30 crore to fight cyber crime
Published on Mar 10, 2023 02:09 PM IST
CM’s speech on guv’s address: Punjab’s law and order better that many Cong, BJP ruled states: Bhagwant Mann
With opposition parties trying to corner the Aam Aadmi Party government on the issue of law and order, Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann on Tuesday said as compared to several Congress and BJP ruled states, the law and order situation was far better in Punjab.
Published on Mar 07, 2023 09:39 PM IST
Discussion on guv’s address: Change SIT probing Kotkapura incident, says Kunwar Vijay
Aam Aadmi Party MLA and former inspector general Punjab Police, Kunwar Vijay Partap on Monday reiterated his demand to form a new Special Investigation Team (SIT) for probing Kotkapura police firing case, claiming that the present SIT formed during Captain Amarinder Singh’s tenure as chief minister cannot deliver justice.
Published on Mar 07, 2023 12:06 AM IST
‘Volatile’ situation: MHA to send 50 companies of central forces to Punjab
To remain in state from march 6 to 16; move comes after request by state government.
Updated on Mar 03, 2023 05:07 AM IST
War on Drugs: Record seizures reflect our honest intent, says Gaurav Yadav, Punjab DGP
Anyone supplying drugs in Punjab in commercial quantity is a big fish. We have been acting against all those with links to this trade, Punjab DGP Gaurav Yadav said
Published on Mar 02, 2023 01:37 AM IST
War against drugs: Punjab cracks down on narco-terror nexus
Narco-terrorism is fast spreading its tentacles in the border state that is battling a deep-rooted nexus between arms suppliers, separatist elements, drug smugglers and local dealers selling the drug to fund terror-related operations. Whether it’s drones dropping contraband from Pakistan or international suppliers targeting Punjab as a potential market, the only way to fight the drug problem is unitedly by decreasing the demand and choking hard on the supply.
Published on Mar 02, 2023 12:53 AM IST
Days after stir in Ajnala, Amritsar commissioner among 18 cops shifted
The government also posted Gurinder Singh Dhillon as ADGP, law and order, but made it clear that ADGP Arpit Shukla will continue to head the concerned wing.
Updated on Mar 01, 2023 01:31 AM IST
After Ajnala incident, Punjab gets regular intel chief
Five days after facing an embarrassment in Ajnala where Khalistani preacher Amritpal Singh and his supporters stormed the police station leaving six cops injured owing to a big intelligence failure, the Punjab government on Tuesday appointed regular intelligence chief in form of IG Jaskaran Singh, a 1998 batch officer.
Published on Feb 28, 2023 10:29 PM IST
Ajnala clash: Four days on, no FIR
Four days after hundreds of supporters of pro-Khalistan leader Amritpal Singh, some of them brandishing swords and guns, broke through barricades and clashed with cops before storming into the Ajnala police station to secure release of a key aide of the hardliner, Punjab Police is yet to register any FIR in the case
Published on Feb 28, 2023 02:41 AM IST
Punjab Police chief: Action being taken for attack on cops in Ajnala
DGP Gaurav Yadav says police exercised restraint as radical Sikh leader Amritpal and his supporters attacked cops in “a cowardly manner under the garb of Guru Granth Sahib”
Published on Feb 24, 2023 05:41 PM IST
Amritpal Singh, the new face of fundamentalist fringe
The 29-year-old pro-Khalistan controversial leader has been dubbed as ‘Bhindranwale 2.0’ by his supporters. Amritpal has invoked the teachings of Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale --- who was killed on June 6, 1984 --- during Operation Bluestar, with renewed calls for the freedom of Punjab
Published on Feb 24, 2023 02:49 AM IST
Punjab: Mann govt to invoke law to detain drug lords for up to two years
These provisions under the PITNDPS Act empower the states and the Centre to take suspects into preventive custodies when the investigating agency is sure about their involvement in drug trade, but has not been able to book them because of lack of evidence or recoveries
Published on Feb 21, 2023 01:00 AM IST
Protest for Sikh prisoners’ release becoming headache for AAP govt
The protest by Sikh activists under the banner of Quami Insaaf Morcha at the Chandigarh-Mohali border for more than a month now has posed a fresh challenge to the Bhagwant Mann-led Aam Aadmi Party government.
Published on Feb 10, 2023 12:59 AM IST
Punjab CM’s wife gets security upgrade, now 40 cops to guard her
In a security upgrade for Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann’s wife Dr Gurpreet Kaur, nearly 40 police personnel would now accompany her during visits to districts in the state.
Published on Feb 09, 2023 10:19 PM IST
BJP’s yatra against drugs from 2nd week of March in Punjab
In a bid to expand its base in Punjab, the Bharatiya Janata Party will launch a yatra against drugs in all 13 Lok Sabha constituencies of the state from the second week of March, said a senior party functionary.
Published on Feb 06, 2023 11:13 PM IST