Sachin Sharma is a senior staff correspondent, who covers crime, politics, rural civic issues and health in the Malwa region of Punjab.
Articles by Sachin Sharma
Acting after three years of the gang rape and murder of a minor girl, Sunaina, the police have arrested four young men as suspects. Sunaina was about 16 when assaulted and killed on November 10, 2009.
Hours after being booked in the case of assault on an African student, Romi Uppal, son of a Punjab superintendent of police, surrendered before the local police in Jalandhar today. Rajeev Bhaskar and Sachin Sharma report.
Updated on Jul 07, 2012 11:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByRajeev Bhaskar and Sachin Sharma, Jalandhar
After media spotlight on the brutal assault on a Burundi national Yannick Nihangaza, a student of a private university near Jalandhar, more than two months ago, city police on Saturday finally booked a son of a serving SP-ranked officer on charge of attempt to murder in the case. A later report said that accused Romi Uppal surrendered before police and was formally arrested. A cheque of Rs five lakh would be delivered to hospital authorities in the morning.
Updated on Jul 08, 2012 12:22 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByRajeev Bhaskar & Sachin Sharma, Jalandhar
Despite Pakistan's U-turn on Sarabjit Singh's release, his family members have called President Asif Ali Zardari a kind-hearted man and are hopeful that he would do the needful soon.
Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO) Limited, a central government body, has sanctioned Rs 130 crore loan to the municipal corporation for the development of Burlton park into a sports hub.
Women police constables in uniform were deployed on the premises of Unique Home orphanage here despite the orders issued against it by director (social security, women and child welfare) Gurkirat Kirpal Singh.
Relatives of workers killed in Shital Fibres factory building collapse on April 15 are yet to receive the compensation announced by the Punjab government, even as two months have passed since the tragedy. The state government had announced compensation of Rs 3 lakh each to the relatives of the 23 deceased workers.
Girls living at the orphanage 'Unique Home' here have complained of being made to stay indoors by the district administration, which had on Tuesday taken over the functioning of the home. This is allegedly affecting their studies, as they are not allowed to leave the campus.
More than two months after a woman had accused two scanning centres of indulging in sex determination, the affidavits she had submitted with her complaint have gone missing.
An event to distribute grants worth Rs 410 crore to local urban bodies of the state turned into a political battle. Some SAD councillors from Malerkotla Nagar Council dragged its president, Mohammad Sardar Dara (Congress), out of the hall
Shital Fibres owner Shital Vij was granted bail on Monday, a week after the city police claimed that they had enough evidence to nail him under sections 304 and 120-B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Police on Friday conducted a security drive to check arrangements at the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) depot at Suchi Pind village. Heavy police force reinforced by commandoes from the Punjab police and personnel from border security force were deployed in and outside the depot.
Residents of the city are feeling increasingly insecure. In April, 15 snatchings were reported to the police and only one has been solved. Three suspects have also been reported. Despite police claims, there seems to be no let-up in the snatchings.
Satinder Kumar, 40, and Mukesh Kumar, 20, rescued from the debris of the collapsed building and admitted at the Devi Talab Charitable hospital are yet to receive the compensation announced by the government.
Allegations of VIP treatment to Jalandhar factory collapse’s main accused Shital Vij during his 6-day police remand at the Navi Baradari police station seems to have had no impact on the police administration.The police allegedly recommended a ‘private’ room for the industrialist.
Casting a cloud over noted Punjabi singer Mohammed Sadique's election as MLA, the Punjab State Commission for Scheduled Castes (SC) has directed the Ludhiana deputy commissioner to cancel the certificate which mentions that he belongs to the SC community.
It's been a week that the factory-collapse in Jalandhar occurred, but the human heart refuses to desert hope. This became apparent on Sunday when a crying man reached the disaster site and rushed towards the debris, desperate to find his brother.
With rescue workers using heavy machinery to remove the debris of the collapsed factory building, the kith and kin of three workers still missing have been anxiously watching the whole operation for any news on their loved ones.
Entombed under heaps of concrete and iron, Sanjay Yadav crawled along the dark floors of the four-storey Shital Fibres factory—which had collapsed late on Sunday night—in the hope of getting out. Sachin Sharma reports.
He had Rs 10,000 in his pocket but no hope in his heart. Awaiting death under the debris of the factory building, he tore all the currency notes.
Call it the generosity of the Devi Talab Charitable Hospital or something more sinister, the hospital has shifted two patients undergoing treatment at the civil hospital to its premises.
Entombed under heaps of concrete and iron, Sanjay Yadav crawled along the dark floors of the four-storey Shital Fibres factory — which had collapsed late on Sunday night — in the hope of getting out.
Sanjeev Yadav had abandoned all hopes of surviving, after he was buried under the rubble of collapsed factory building. However, fate had other plans for the 18-year-old youngster from Bihar, who was found by the rescue team and pulled out alive after an ordeal of more than 50 hours.
Stuck in the rubble for more than 30 hours, two terrified workers called out to each other after the four-storeyed building they were working in collapsed at around 11.30pm on Sunday near Jalandhar. Sachin Sharma and Rajeev Bhaskar report. Rescue work at Jalandhar factory collapse
Updated on Apr 18, 2012 01:14 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySachin Sharma and Rajeev Bhaskar, Jalandhar
In a case of alleged land grab in Nahl village, the police administration allegedly seems to have decided to let the accused roam free, despite the fact that the offence committed is non-bailable.
With growing incidents of snatching and looting of migrant workers, Jalandhar's industrialists have started deploying private patrol parties to keep a check on the menace.
A nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) warfare drill will be carried out in Jalandhar on March 7 to assess preparedness of Army and civil authorities in such an eventuality.
A protest over alleged police laxity in arresting three persons accused of abducting and raping a minor girl from Shekhonwala Khu village on Monday took a violent turn as relatives of the victim and residents of the area clashed with the police on National Highway 1 here yesterday.
Even as the local police are struggling to check snatchings and thefts, carjackers and vehicle thieves have compounded their problems. Armed robbers took away the Toyota Fortuner of Bhupinder Singh Makkar
The .32-bore revolver seems to be the favourite of several candidates in Jalandhar district. The good news is that these licensed weapons have been deposited at various police stations as per the Election Commission’s directions in view of the January 30 Punjab polls.