Tarsem Singh Deogan

Tarsem Singh Deogan is a senior reporter at Ludhiana. He has 16 years of experience in journalism. He has covered all beats and now focuses on crime reporting.

Articles by Tarsem Singh Deogan

Foodgrain scam: ED starts probe after Punjab VB shares key papers

After the vigilance bureau (VB) arrested the former food and civil supplies and consumer affairs minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu in the case, ED asked the bureau to handover documents and other details to them

Former food and civil supplies and consumer affairs minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu’s problems are likely to get compounded with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) starting a parallel probe into the <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2,000 crore food grain transportation scam after the vigilance bureau shared the documents with it. (HT File Photo)
Former food and civil supplies and consumer affairs minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu’s problems are likely to get compounded with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) starting a parallel probe into the 2,000 crore food grain transportation scam after the vigilance bureau shared the documents with it. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 30, 2022 01:30 AM IST

IED planted under Amritsar cop’s car: Key accused sent to 3 days in police custody

The key accused in planting an improvised explosive device (IED) under the car of sub-inspector Dilbagh Singh in Amritsar on August 15, was brought by CIA staff-2 of Ludhiana police on production warrant from Amritsar Jail for questioning on Tuesday

While one of the SIM cards, which was to be used to activate the IED implanted under the SI’s car in Amritsar, has been recovered, police will question Sabharwal to find out where the other three have been used or disposed of. (HT FILE PHOTO)
While one of the SIM cards, which was to be used to activate the IED implanted under the SI’s car in Amritsar, has been recovered, police will question Sabharwal to find out where the other three have been used or disposed of. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Nov 30, 2022 12:00 AM IST

2,000-cr food grain transportation scam:Punjab govt accords sanction to prosecute ex-minister Ashu

The Punjab government has accorded prosecution sanction against former food supplies minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu in the alleged ₹2,000 crore food grain transportation scam.

Vigilance Bureau had arrested Ashu in Ludhiana on August 22 in an alleged scam related to the allotment of tenders for the transportation of grains. (HT file photo)
Vigilance Bureau had arrested Ashu in Ludhiana on August 22 in an alleged scam related to the allotment of tenders for the transportation of grains. (HT file photo)
Published on Nov 27, 2022 10:24 PM IST

Filing suo motu FIR ‘backfires’ on Khanna police

The Khanna police are in ‘double trouble’ after lodging an FIR against two members of a family for beating the third one after taking suo motu action.

The Khanna police on November 23 lodged an FIR against Manga Singh of Basant Nagar of Khanna along with his mother Satwant Kaur for thrashing his father, Jaila, 60, brutally with sticks after someone recorded the video and made it viral on social networking sites. The police lodged the FIR after taking suo motu action. (Video grab)
The Khanna police on November 23 lodged an FIR against Manga Singh of Basant Nagar of Khanna along with his mother Satwant Kaur for thrashing his father, Jaila, 60, brutally with sticks after someone recorded the video and made it viral on social networking sites. The police lodged the FIR after taking suo motu action. (Video grab)
Published on Nov 26, 2022 10:37 PM IST

Ludhiana police tracing addicts to help them shun drugs

Inspector Beant Juneja, in-charge at CIA staff 2, said with the help of Mohalla presidents, they had identified drug addicts from Tibba, Punjabi Bagh Colony, EWS Colony and Ghoda Colony in Ludhiana

Police personnel counselling drug addicts in Ludhiana. (HT PHOTO)
Police personnel counselling drug addicts in Ludhiana. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 25, 2022 10:37 PM IST

Ludhiana: SI arrested with heroin fails drug test

On how he became part of the drug peddlers’ gang, the SI, who was arrested in Ludhiana with 846g heroin on November 22, said that during his tenure as Lasada police post in-charge, he had arrested Kaur for peddling drugs. Later, he joined her gang to fund his addiction.

The STF is going through the accused persons’ properties and bank statements. No drugs were found from teh SI’s room, which is situated above the Division 2 police station. The SI was arrested in Ludhiana with 846g heroin on November 22. (HT FILE)
The STF is going through the accused persons’ properties and bank statements. No drugs were found from teh SI’s room, which is situated above the Division 2 police station. The SI was arrested in Ludhiana with 846g heroin on November 22. (HT FILE)
Published on Nov 24, 2022 11:27 PM IST

Radical Sikh leader Mehron booked for flaunting weapon, threatening Warring

Case registered in Ludhiana after video on social media shows him threatening Punjab Congress chief Raja Warring for objecting to him and his aides flaunting weapons

Punjab Police booked radical Sikh leader Amritpal Singh Mehron in Ludhiana on Thursday for flaunting weapons on social media and threatening state Congress president Amarinder Singh Raja Warring when he objected to his doing so. (Representative photo)
Punjab Police booked radical Sikh leader Amritpal Singh Mehron in Ludhiana on Thursday for flaunting weapons on social media and threatening state Congress president Amarinder Singh Raja Warring when he objected to his doing so. (Representative photo)
Updated on Nov 24, 2022 10:43 PM IST

Mini-mobiles stashed in inmates’ rectum a pain for Punjab jail staff

Mini-mobile phones, smaller than size of index finger, have become a headache for the jail staff these days while 4,000 mobile phones have been recovered in last 6 months in Punjab

As per the jail officials around 70% of mobile phones recovered from the jail inmates are mini phones of a specific brand ‘Kechaoda mobile’, a Chinese company. (Representational photo)
As per the jail officials around 70% of mobile phones recovered from the jail inmates are mini phones of a specific brand ‘Kechaoda mobile’, a Chinese company. (Representational photo)
Published on Nov 22, 2022 11:17 PM IST

Accused to undergo 5 medical tests before being sent to judicial remand: DGP

As per the new orders, police personnel will have to take transit remand of the accused to get them tested for HIV, hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases (STD), tuberculosis (TB) and diabetes before they can be sent to judicial custody.

HT Image
HT Image
Published on Nov 22, 2022 12:58 AM IST

Terrorist Rinda was wanted by Khanna police for murder, supplying weapons to gangsters

Terrorist Harvinder Singh alias Rinda, who reportedly died at a hospital in Pakistan’s Lahore during treatment for drug overdose, was wanted by Khanna police in separate cases for the murder of a sarpanch and supplying weapons to gangsters

Harvinder Singh alias Rinda
Harvinder Singh alias Rinda
Published on Nov 21, 2022 12:41 AM IST

Ludhiana: Confirmed ASIs seek local rank promotions

As many as 2,500 confirmed assistant sub-inspectors (ASIs) serving in Ludhiana police have sent a representation to Director General of Police (DGP) Gaurav Yadav through police commissioner Mandeep Singh Sidhu seeking a local rank promotion to the post of sub-inspector

Police personnel who get promoted after clearing tests and other formalities are “confirmed” and receive an increase in salary and responsibility. Local rank promotion is accorded on basis of length of service and does not result in increase in pay or responsibility.
Police personnel who get promoted after clearing tests and other formalities are “confirmed” and receive an increase in salary and responsibility. Local rank promotion is accorded on basis of length of service and does not result in increase in pay or responsibility.
Published on Nov 18, 2022 12:43 AM IST

Raids at drug hotspots fail to ‘surprise’ peddlers in Ludhiana

In a bid to crackdown on drugs, director general of police (DGP) Gaurav Yadav led raids in different narcotic hotspots across the city, but failed to take peddlers by surprise

A police team of 250 personnel raided Ghoda Colony on RK Road, but merely recovered 12g heroin, suggesting that the peddlers had ample time to hide their contraband (Representational Image/HT File)
A police team of 250 personnel raided Ghoda Colony on RK Road, but merely recovered 12g heroin, suggesting that the peddlers had ample time to hide their contraband (Representational Image/HT File)
Published on Nov 16, 2022 05:16 AM IST

‘Spammed’, cops ask Ludhiana residents to only send text, voice notes to helpline number

Cops had issued the helpline number 78370-18501 in June as part of their crackdown against drug peddling, asking residents to share photographs and videos of suspects.

The police faced problems in scrutiny and screening of the messages, videos and pictures. The police also faced a space problem in the mobile phone due to overflow of the information. (Representative Image/HT File)
The police faced problems in scrutiny and screening of the messages, videos and pictures. The police also faced a space problem in the mobile phone due to overflow of the information. (Representative Image/HT File)
Published on Nov 16, 2022 04:55 AM IST

Punjab food grain transportation scam: Vigilance bureau files chargesheet against ex-minister Ashu, 2 others

The chargesheet filed in the court of additional district and sessions judge, Ludhiana, Ajit Atri comprises 91 pages of details of findings

In the preliminary chargesheet, vigilance bureau mentioned that the transportation, labour and cartage tenders allotted for grain-lifting process during former food and civil supplies minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu’s tenure were stage-managed and given to his aides in exchange of money. (PTI file photo)
In the preliminary chargesheet, vigilance bureau mentioned that the transportation, labour and cartage tenders allotted for grain-lifting process during former food and civil supplies minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu’s tenure were stage-managed and given to his aides in exchange of money. (PTI file photo)
Updated on Nov 15, 2022 01:10 AM IST

NCRB report 2021: Involvement of elderly in crimes saw 90.6% spike in Ludhiana

As per the report, of the 8,807 people arrested by Ludhiana police in 2021 in 7,066 cases, 246 (2.79%) were above the age of 60. Of this, 238 were male and eight were female

Police said 80% elderly people arrested in Ludhiana in 2021 are facing charges in cases of dowry harassment, dowry death and abetment to suicide. (Baltimore Sun)
Police said 80% elderly people arrested in Ludhiana in 2021 are facing charges in cases of dowry harassment, dowry death and abetment to suicide. (Baltimore Sun)
Published on Nov 10, 2022 01:48 AM IST

Man who distributed sweets after Shiv Sena leader’s murder has radical link: Ludhiana police

Ludhiana police commissioner Kaustubh Sharma said Kulwinder’s wife Amritpal Kaur is facing trial in a case registered against her under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act at Mohali in 2018

Ludhiana police on Monday identified the man who was caught on camera while celebrating the murder of Shiv Sena leader Sudhir Suri by distributing sweets at city’s Jalandhar Bypass chowk. (Sourced)
Ludhiana police on Monday identified the man who was caught on camera while celebrating the murder of Shiv Sena leader Sudhir Suri by distributing sweets at city’s Jalandhar Bypass chowk. (Sourced)
Published on Nov 08, 2022 01:01 AM IST

No FIR over threat calls: Irked right-wing leader in Ludhiana offers to give up security cover, bulletproof jacket

To protest against police not lodging an FIR over threat calls he has been receiving for the past year, Yogesh Bakshi, president of Shiv Sena (Bharatvanshi), offered to give up his security cover and bulletproof jacket on Monday

Shiv Sena (Bharatvanshi) leader Yogesh Bakshi (centre) outside the Ludhiana police commissioner’s office on Monday. (HT Photo)
Shiv Sena (Bharatvanshi) leader Yogesh Bakshi (centre) outside the Ludhiana police commissioner’s office on Monday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 08, 2022 12:39 AM IST

Don’t step outside, Ludhiana police advise local Hindu leaders

In a video, Gopal Singh Chawla, a pro-Khalistan leader hidden in Pakistan had threatened to kill Hindu outfit leader Amit Arora and Congress leader Gursimran Singh Mand

A securityman deputed outside the residence of Gursimran Singh Mand in Ludhiana. (Image for representational purpose)
A securityman deputed outside the residence of Gursimran Singh Mand in Ludhiana. (Image for representational purpose)
Published on Nov 06, 2022 05:03 AM IST

Ludhiana police initiate drive to crack down on underage driving

Ludhiana police have started a drive to crack down on underage driving and issued 215 challans against violators in the past three days; as part of the initiative, police have decided to strictly implement provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act

Ludhiana traffic police officials are also visiting schools in the city and appealing to authorities to assist them in the initiative (Harvinder Singh/HT)
Ludhiana traffic police officials are also visiting schools in the city and appealing to authorities to assist them in the initiative (Harvinder Singh/HT)
Published on Nov 06, 2022 12:48 AM IST

Ludhiana | Police launch helpline for runaway couples

The helpline number — 181 and a WhatsApp number — 7696181181 were launched recently; couples facing threats can also contact the police at e-mail 181@punjabpolice.gov.in for help

Punjab police, in a welcome move, issued a helpline and a WhatsApp number for runaway couples asking them to reach out in case of threats. (iStockphoto)
Punjab police, in a welcome move, issued a helpline and a WhatsApp number for runaway couples asking them to reach out in case of threats. (iStockphoto)
Published on Nov 03, 2022 03:03 AM IST

NCRB’s 2021 data: Ludhiana ranks 5th in Punjab as cybercrime cases seep 25% drop

The drop in cybercrime cases is in line with a downward trend being recorded in such crimes in the last three years in Ludhiana

Ludhiana ranked fifth in Punjab in terms of cybercrime cases being reported in 2021. (iStockphoto)
Ludhiana ranked fifth in Punjab in terms of cybercrime cases being reported in 2021. (iStockphoto)
Published on Nov 02, 2022 02:29 AM IST

NCRB report: Involvement of juveniles in criminal activities sees uptick in Ludhiana

In 2020, total 59 juveniles were found involved in 36 criminal cases, including murder, drug peddling, sexual assault and abduction, while in 2021, as many as 51 children were booked in 38 cases in Ludhiana

Involvement of juveniles in criminal activities has slightly increased in Ludhiana in 2021 as compared to the previous year, shows the latest report by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). (Image for representational purpose)
Involvement of juveniles in criminal activities has slightly increased in Ludhiana in 2021 as compared to the previous year, shows the latest report by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). (Image for representational purpose)
Published on Oct 29, 2022 10:22 PM IST

Ludhiana ‘most unsafe’ city in Punjab for juveniles, says NCRB report

With 283 cases of crime against juveniles, Ludhiana is on the top spot in the state followed by Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar (Mohali) and Patiala, shows the NCRB data

Ludhiana has been found to the ‘most unsafe’ city of Punjab for juveniles according to the latest report released by the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB). (HT graphic)
Ludhiana has been found to the ‘most unsafe’ city of Punjab for juveniles according to the latest report released by the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB). (HT graphic)
Published on Oct 27, 2022 10:27 PM IST

National Crime Record Bureau’s 2021 data: Ludhiana second unsafest in Punjab despite 17.85% drop in murders

A total of 46 murder cases were reported in the Ludhiana in 2021, 10 fewer than 2020’s figure of 56; only second to Amritsar rural’s 55

Ludhiana came up as the second unsafest in Punjab despite recording a 17.85% drop in murders in National Crime Record Bureau’s 2021 data. (HT File)
Ludhiana came up as the second unsafest in Punjab despite recording a 17.85% drop in murders in National Crime Record Bureau’s 2021 data. (HT File)
Published on Oct 27, 2022 02:50 AM IST

Previous govts plundered Punjab of its resources: CM Bhagwant Mann

Punjab chief Minister Bhagwant Mann said the Aam Aadmi Party government will overhaul the entire system in the state to ensure its progress and prosperity of people

Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann addressing the gathering during a state-level function to mark Vishwakarma Day in Ludhiana on Tuesday. (Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)
Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann addressing the gathering during a state-level function to mark Vishwakarma Day in Ludhiana on Tuesday. (Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)
Published on Oct 25, 2022 10:37 PM IST

Murder bid case: Ludhiana court sends former MLA Bains to 2-day police remand

The supporters of Bains and his arch rival Kamaljit Karwal of Congress had allegedly clashed in Atam Nagar constituency of Ludhiana on February 7, ahead of Punjab assembly polls.

High drama was witnessed after police held Bains from district court complex on February 8 but he was released within hours after submitting an application . (Representational photo)
High drama was witnessed after police held Bains from district court complex on February 8 but he was released within hours after submitting an application . (Representational photo)
Updated on Oct 18, 2022 08:14 PM IST

AAP targeting Congress leaders to gain political mileage in Gujarat, HP: Ravneet Singh Bittu

Congress member of parliament from Ludhiana Ravneet Singh Bittu said the AAP government has no evidence against the Congress leaders, and the release of Sunny Bhalla is an example of the same

Congress member of parliament from Ludhiana Ravneet Singh Bittu said that the AAP implicated his party leaders and workers in forged cases with an intention of gaining political mileage in the upcoming Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh elections. (PTI file photo)
Congress member of parliament from Ludhiana Ravneet Singh Bittu said that the AAP implicated his party leaders and workers in forged cases with an intention of gaining political mileage in the upcoming Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh elections. (PTI file photo)
Published on Oct 16, 2022 12:43 AM IST

Ludhiana | Ravneet Singh Bittu, vigilance bureau lock horn once again

Ludhiana member Parliament Ravneet Singh Bittu went live on his official Facebook page on Thursday and levelled allegations against the Aam Aadmi Party government and vigilance bureau of implicating Congress leaders falsely

Meanwhile, vigilance bureau sent a reminder to the Ludhiana police commissionerate seeking action against Ravneet Singh Bittu for threatening vigilance officials and obstructing them from performing their duty. (HT FILE)
Meanwhile, vigilance bureau sent a reminder to the Ludhiana police commissionerate seeking action against Ravneet Singh Bittu for threatening vigilance officials and obstructing them from performing their duty. (HT FILE)
Published on Oct 15, 2022 12:42 AM IST

Ludhiana police on their toes ahead of Lawrence Bishnoi’s Oct 12 court hearing

Currently on a 13-day police remand, Lawrence Bishnoi is scheduled to be produced before the court on October 12. Ludhiana police are currently questioning him at the Joint interrogation centre,

Ludhiana police have already chalked out a foolproof plan to produce Lawrence Bishnoi before the court and sent out a “do’s and don’ts” list that all police heads are expected to follow while moving the gangster from one place to another. (HT FILE)
Ludhiana police have already chalked out a foolproof plan to produce Lawrence Bishnoi before the court and sent out a “do’s and don’ts” list that all police heads are expected to follow while moving the gangster from one place to another. (HT FILE)
Published on Oct 08, 2022 12:14 AM IST

Ludhiana MP Bittu receives threats for speaking against ‘Bandi Singhs’

After Bittu and Ludhiana youth congress president Rajiv Raja filed complaints, police investigation found that the cellular number from which the calls were made was from Iran.

Ludhiana youth congress president Rajiv Raja has also received similar threats from the same phone number. (Stock image)
Ludhiana youth congress president Rajiv Raja has also received similar threats from the same phone number. (Stock image)
Published on Oct 03, 2022 10:00 PM IST
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