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

Punjab crime: 16-year-old gangraped in Ludhiana, three juveniles rounded up

In the third gangrape incident in Ludhiana in less than 10 days, a 16-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by five accused, including three juveniles, police said on Tuesday

In the third gangrape incident in Ludhiana in less than 10 days, a 16-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by five accused, including three juveniles, police said on Tuesday. (Representaional illustration)
Published on Mar 14, 2023 12:17 PM IST

Gangster Kang recruited youths through social media, say Ludhiana police

Aides of the gangster used to find youths with poor financial condition and inform Kang, who used to help their probable targets with cash and later infused them in his gang, Ludhiana police said

The six aides of gangster Lovejeet Kang in custody of the Ludhiana police on Thursday. (HT file)
Published on Mar 11, 2023 11:04 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana police to bring Arsh Dalla’s aide Denis for questioning in the Jagraon electrician murder

Based on information provided by the shooters arrested in the connection of murder, Ludhiana rural police have initiated proceedings to bring Denis on a production warrant for questioning

Ludhiana police will bring Arsh Dalla’s aide Denis for questioning in relation to the Jagraon electrician murder. (HT File)
Published on Mar 10, 2023 01:31 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Corruption case: Punjab vigilance files preliminary chargesheet against RTA secy

The vigilance bureau filed chargesheet against Regional Transport Authority (RTA) secretary Narinder Singh Dhaliwal, in the local court of Ludhiana in the alleged corruption case on Tuesday.

The vigilance bureau took two months to complete the investigation against the RTA, however investigation against the transporters is on. (Representational Photo (Getty Images/iStockphoto) )
Published on Mar 07, 2023 09:46 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana poultry farmers oppose hike in market fee of pearl millet

According to the poultry farmers, the hike in tax has increased their expenses as pearl millet is the major ingredient to feed birds

A delegation of poultry farmers during their meeting with agriculture minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal in Chandigarh. (HT photo)
Published on Mar 04, 2023 11:22 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

War on drugs: Dreams of Ludhiana village family shattered

Dreams of Balwinder Singh of Pamal village, a lower-middle-class farmer, were shattered after he lost his younger son Shanvir Singh, 16, to drugs

Balwinder has sent his elder son Amritpal Singh to a foreign country so that he could help run the family. (Representational image)
Published on Mar 01, 2023 03:05 AM IST

War on drugs: 25-year-old victim’s father seeks justice in Punjab’s Ludhiana

Jasmeen used to help his father in running his transport business. His father Gurdeep Singh says that on February 5, Jasmeen left the house stating that he would return in a few minutes.

In our heart, we still hope that he will come back and seek an apology from us, says Jasmeen’s father in Ludhiana, Punjab. (Representational image)
Published on Mar 01, 2023 02:49 AM IST

Punjab’s war against drugs: Ludhiana’s Kul Gehna becomes bane for rest

The death of a 16-year-old schoolboy of Pamal village in Ludhiana district due to drug overdose on February 1 has left residents shocked.

A cordon and search operation was conducted in two villages after the death of the school boy and three residents Kul Gehna were arrested. (Representational Photo)
Published on Feb 28, 2023 02:24 AM IST

After Ajnala violence, Ludhiana police personnel learn mob-control training exercises

Earlier, the Ludhiana police had provided similar training to police personnel after clashes between followers of Qaumi Insaaf Morcha and police personnel at Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar (SAS Nagar, Mohali) and Chandigarh border

Personnel begun during a training session in Ludhiana on Saturday. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 26, 2023 12:18 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana police to tackle fake news, rumours through WhatsApp groups

Commissioner of Ludhiana police Mandeep Singh Sidhu said that the police are using technology to make people aware about the situation as fake news do spread very fast on social networking sites

The Ludhiana police have provided mobile numbers to 300 SHOs of police stations across the state and asked them to create at least one broadcast list of as many as 250 people of their respective areas and to release the facts and good works of police so that it reaches people within minutes (Getty images)
Published on Feb 25, 2023 12:07 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Target killing and extortion module: Truck driver was used to find probable targets for extortion, says police

The accused used virtual numbers to make the calls to their probable targets, they said, adding the extorted money was to be spent on buying weapons and engaging more people in the module

Investigating the target killing and extortion module, police have found that truck driver Harsimran Singh was assigned to find the targets from whom the members of Amrit Bal and Jaggu Bhagwanpuria gang could make extortion calls. (Getty Images)
Published on Jan 22, 2023 11:28 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Chinese string: Banned, but still flying high in Ludhiana

The Punjab police claimed to have recovered 10,269 spools of banned plastic Chinese string in 176 cases and arrested 188 accused this season in Ludhiana.

The banned ‘deadly’ plastic kite string, also known as the ‘China dor’, that has proved fatal for many lives and critically injured people as well as birds, continues to be sold in markets in blatant violation of rules despite stringent steps taken by the Ludhiana administration to put a check on its sale. (HT Photo)
Published on Jan 22, 2023 10:55 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

NIA probes money transactions linked to US-based gangster Bal’s aide Maano

Three days after Khanna police claimed to have busted the target killing and extortion module operated by a United States-based gangster with links to the international terrorist organisation Babbar Khalsa International with the arrest of 13 accused, including a woman, National Investigation Agency reached Khanna and initiated investigation.

Khanna police have shared details with the NIA about arrested accused, recovered weapons and ammunition. (Representational Photo)
Published on Jan 21, 2023 10:04 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Daljit Kaur managed US-based gangster Amrit Bal’s money: Cops

Daljit Kaur alias Maano, one of the accused out of 13, arrested by Khanna police for planning target killings in Punjab, used to handle all the cash transactions of the outfits.

The police are investigating how Maano had come in contact with the gangster Amrit Bal. (Representational Photo)
Published on Jan 20, 2023 10:18 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Political, religious leaders were on target of BKI-linked gangs hitlist: Ludhiana police

The leaders are on the target of the members of Amrit Bal and Jaggu Bhagwanpuria gang having links with terrorist outfit Babbar Khalsa International (BKI), Ludhiana police said

Ludhiana police said that the information was revealed by the 13 accused, including a woman, arrested on Wednesday by the Khanna police in connection with the target killing and extortion module operated by a United States-based gangster with links to BKI. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Jan 19, 2023 11:31 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Gangster Arsh Dalla making extortion calls through aide in Philippines

According to the police officials, Manpreet Singh, who is hiding in the Philippines, is making calls on behalf of Dalla

Gangster Arsh Dalla making extortion calls through aide in Philippines
Published on Jan 18, 2023 12:03 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Jagraon electrician’s murder: Shooters executed murder for drugs

Two of the shooters who were involved in the murder case of Bardeke village (Jagraon) based electrician Paramjit Singh are drug addicts.

The police claimed that the shooters had executed the murder for money to buy drugs. The police have identified the third accused also but they have concealed his identity. (Representational Photo)
Published on Jan 17, 2023 12:30 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Graft charges on Ludhiana RTA secretary: Home Guard not named as accused by Vigilance

Vigilance has, however, named seven accused in the FIR, including Ludhiana RTA secretary — who had been on January 6 arrested for running an organised criminal racket collecting money as bribes

Homeguard volunteer Bahadar Singh, rounded up by the Vigilance Bureau after the arrest of Ludhiana RTA secretary Narinder Singh Dhaliwal, has not been named as an accused in the case. (HT File)
Published on Jan 09, 2023 11:38 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Jagraon electrician murder has Pakistan connect, claims police

The murder of Jagraon-based electrician Paramjit Singh was an outcome of a prolonged conspiracy, and ammunition used in the crime was smuggled from Pakistan, police claimed on Saturday.

Paramjit was shot dead by two unidentified assailants at his house on Wednesday. (Representational Photo)
Published on Jan 07, 2023 10:33 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Two gangsters among 9 booked for Jagraon electrician’s murder

Two days after an electrician Paramjit Singh was killed in Bardeke village, Jagraon, Ludhiana rural police have booked nine people for the murder including gangsters Arshdeep Singh alias Arsh Dalla and Mandeep Singh alias Dhru Daudhar of Daudhar village

Gangster Dhru Daudhar (face covered) being produced in a court in Ludhiana on Thursday.
Published on Jan 07, 2023 01:03 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Eight labourers suffer burns after molten iron falls on them in Punjab’s Ludhiana

Incident took place at Sahnewal steel factory when eight labourers on night duty were working near the furnace and smoke engulfed the block; condition of two of the injured critical

One of the victims said eight of them were working near the furnace when suddenly smoke engulfed the block and the molten metal fell on them at the steel factory in Sahnewal on Thursday. (Representational photo)
Published on Jan 05, 2023 03:12 PM IST

Food grain scam: Ex-minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu’s absconding PA surrenders before VB

According to VB, Inderjit Singh Indi was on the run allegedly with a bag containing jewellery and documents he received from former cabinet minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu

A vigilance bureau spokesperson said Inderjit Singh ‘Indi’ was under pressure after legal proceedings to declare him proclaimed offender (PO) were started in the court, and the next date of hearing was fixed for January 4.
Published on Jan 03, 2023 12:10 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Changes at the top, unabated snatching, robberies mark a turbulent year for Ludhiana police

The Ludhiana police department witnessed three changes at the top this year. Mandeep Singh Sidhu joined as commissioner of police on November 15, replacing Kaustubh Sharma — who had remained in the position for nine months between April 8 and November 14. Gurpreet Singh Bhullar had earlier served as police chief

Two incidents of custodial deaths in seven months this year also put the Ludhiana police under scanner. On October 1, an accused arrested for allegedly murdering a factory worker during a robbery bid died by suicide in the custody of CIA staff 1. The man used a blanket to hang himself from a grill in the lockup. (HT FIE PHOTO)
Published on Dec 29, 2022 11:51 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: 2 dead in boiler blast at Doraha steel factory

Two labourers were killed and four injured when in a boiler blast at a steel factory in Doraha, 20km from Ludhiana, on Tuesday morning.

Police officials investigating at the spot after blast in the steel factory in Doraha in Ludhiana on Tuesday (Photo Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 20, 2022 09:55 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Food grain scam: Former minister Ashu’s PA surrenders before VB

Pankaj Meenu Malhotra, personal assistant (PA) to former food and civil supply minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu, who was wanted by the vigilance bureau in the alleged ₹2,000 cr food grains transportation scam, surrendered on Friday.

Pankaj Meenu Malhotra going to Vigilance bureau office to surrender. He is one of the accused in the <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2000 crore food grain transportation scam in Ludhiana on Friday. (Photo by Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)
Published on Dec 16, 2022 10:22 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ban on bullock cart race goes for a toss in Ludhiana

The bullock cart race was broadcast live on YouTube; animal rights activists say they flagged the event a day prior, but no action was taken by police

A screengrab from a YouTube live stream showing the bullock cart race. (HT Photo)
Published on Dec 15, 2022 03:14 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Norwegian national on world bicycle tour falls prey to snatchers in Ludhiana

Loses mobile phone, credit card, driving licence and other documents; Ludhiana police initiate investigation underway

Espen Lilleengen, the Norwegian national who fell prey to snatchers in Ludhiana. (HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 14, 2022 03:16 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Hours after Tarn Taran attack, security beefed up outside police stations across Ludhiana

Within hours after the rocket propelled grenade (RPG) attack at Sarhali police station in Tarn Taran on Saturday, security was beefed up outside police stations and posts on main roads in Ludhiana

A bunker being constructed outside the Ladhowal police station on Saturday. (HT Photo)
Published on Dec 11, 2022 01:12 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Two days after murder of Nakodar-based trader: Ludhiana police provide security to 25 people who received extortion calls

20 people in the city had received extortion calls, four of the Ludhiana residents, including Congress leader Gursimran Singh Mand, Shiv Sena leader Amit Arora and two others, received serious threats, the DCP said, adding that the police have reviewed their security cover also

Inspector general of police (Ludhiana Range) Kaustubh Sharma said at least five such extortion call cases have been lodged by traders and businessmen from rural areas. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 10, 2022 12:29 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Illegal bullock cart race stopped in Shankar village

In 2021 also, such bullock cart races were organised in Jandali village of Payal, Ballal village, Shergarh village of Machhiwara, Dhatt village in Mullanpur Dakha, Ludhiana, and Rurke Khurd village of Malerkotla

A bullock cart tournament was prevented in Shankar village of Dehlon, Ludhiana, in a joint operation by the district administration and the veterinary department. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 11:58 PM IST
By, Ludhiana
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