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

Vigilance recommends dismissal of absconding ACP

The vigilance bureau has urged the state government to dismiss assistant commissioner of police (ACP) Gurcharan Singh from service, who is on the run since September 9, the day he was booked for accepting illegal gratification.

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Updated on Sep 29, 2012 01:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

'Oh My God' not released in Ludhiana

Avoiding any controversy, the police have stopped the release of Bollywood film 'Oh My God' that was scheduled to release on Friday. Industry sources say that the film had been released in all multiplexes and cinemas of Punjab, except Ludhiana and Jalandhar, where some Hindu organizations have raised objections to the content and certain dialogues in the film.

Updated on Sep 28, 2012 11:34 PM IST
None | By, Ludhiana

ACP'transfer evokes anger among public

Though his team towed away thousands of vehicles parked wrongly on the roads, yet he was one of the favorite men for the majority of the city residents. He bullied the traffic violators, inflicted challans on them and enforced the traffic rules strictly, but the people still praised him.

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Updated on Sep 27, 2012 03:27 PM IST
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Mob shaves head of youth caught stealing

A group of Vijay Nagar residents on Monday thrashed a youth accused of stealing valuables from a house, got his head shaved and hung a plate around his neck proclaiming him to be a thief and paraded him in the area before handing him over to Janakpuri police.

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Updated on Sep 18, 2012 12:49 AM IST
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Dead son of industrialist ‘murdered’

Abhinav Sachdeva (20), the only son of yarn industrialist Sunil Sachdeva who was missing since Thursday evening under mysterious circumstances and was found dead on Saturday evening, was "murdered" as the body bore injury marks on various parts.

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Updated on Sep 17, 2012 12:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Public demand forces police to resume tow-away drive

Public demand for resumption of traffic police drive to tow away wrongly-parked vehicles, which had made people heave a sigh of relief, has made authorities resume the drive that had otherwise been suspended for a month.

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Updated on Sep 16, 2012 01:10 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Chaos on city roads as traffic police suspends tow-away drive for month

The Ludhiana traffic police move to suspend for a month its drive to tow away wrongly parked vehicles in the city has led to chaos since people have been recklessly parking their four and two-wheelers on roads.

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Updated on Sep 13, 2012 09:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

NRI brothers remember 9/11 incident

Eleven years after the September 11 attacks on the twin towers of World Trade Centre in New York, it still send shivers down the spine of Tajinder and Parminder Walia, who witnessed the catastrophe closely on that day.

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Updated on Sep 11, 2012 09:19 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

572 recruits living in 4 barracks

The 572 new recruits of police who are in city for training were in for an uncomfortable surprise as the Ludhiana police went seriously wrong and provided only four barracks at the police to these new trainees.

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Updated on Sep 11, 2012 09:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Cops adopt road engineering to ease traffic

Besides taking action against erring auto-rickshaws and overloaded school vans, the traffic wing of the Ludhiana police commissionerate has come with a smart way - road engineering - to ease traffic, especially at identified bottlenecks in the city.

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Updated on Sep 11, 2012 12:48 AM IST
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Ludhiana ACP booked for taking bribe

The vigilance bureau has registered a corruption case against assistant commissioner of police (Gill) Gurcharan Singh for accepting Rs 25 lakh as bribe to favour a motor vehicle inspector (MVI), Rakesh Kumar Gupta, who is absconding and faces charges of corruption and possessing opium.

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Updated on Sep 10, 2012 09:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

CCTVs help Daresi policemen breathe easy

Daresi police are breathing a bit easy of late in the wake of snatchings incidents in their area ever since close circuit television (CCTV) cameras were installed to catch anti-social elements.

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Updated on Sep 07, 2012 07:50 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Letter claims mother of newborn rescued from canal was raped

In a new twist to the case of a newborn who was rescued from a canal near Sudhar village, but died during treatment, CPM leader Santokh Gill has received a letter that the biological mother of the infant was a rape victim.

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Updated on Sep 04, 2012 09:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Warehouse officials caught enjoying booze in office

A day after the Ludhiana vigilance bureau seized four trucks loaded with wheat from Jugiana, officers of the Machhiwara warehouse, to refrain action, not only opened their offices to maintain the records on Sunday, but were also caught enjoyed liquor in the office.

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Updated on Sep 02, 2012 11:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Firing in police station: Police beef up security

A day after a youth allegedly shot at a suspect in a lock-up at the Sahnewal police station, the police beefed up security in Sahnewal and surrounding areas on Saturday.

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Updated on Sep 01, 2012 09:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByTarsem Singh Deogan Tarsem Singh Deogan, Ludhiana

New plan for handling high security numberplate rush

Faced with the task of assigning high security number plates to all old vehicles along with the new ones, the Ludhiana district transport office has decided to issue the new plates according to the number assigned and not as per the series.

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Updated on Aug 24, 2012 10:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Cop in dock for using stolen car

Though it is the duty of the police to ensure justice to victims, contradicting the moral conduct of the department a sub-inspector deputed as SHO, city police station, Fazilka, was allegedly found using a luxury car for the past nine months since it was stolen from the Basant City area of Ludhiana, instead of returning it to the owner.

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Updated on Aug 21, 2012 12:40 AM IST
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Accident victim fights fate, police apathy

Fate has dealt a cruel blow to Darshna Rani, who has been confined to bed ever since she was hit by a speeding car on August 8. And adding insult to the injury, police have allegedly been dilly-dallying in taking action against the culprit, said to be a woman belonging to a well-off family.

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Updated on Aug 20, 2012 12:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Ignoring rules, DTO issues 200 licences in a day

There is no doubt that the district tops the list in traffic violations as getting a driving licence in Ludhiana is as easy as learning ABC. Recently, district transport officer (DTO) Manpreet Singh Chhatwal issued 200 licences in a day in the absence of the motor vehicle inspector of Ludhiana, who is absconding since he was caught in the vigilance net.

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Updated on Aug 14, 2012 01:18 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Police to kick-off drive against drunken driving sans equipment

The police are going to start a drive against drunken driving without giving a thought for the essentials. Interestingly, the police of Khanna, Ludhiana (rural) and Fatehgarh Sahib districts that fall under the DIG Ludhiana range are going to start the drive without possessing a single breath analyser.

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Updated on Aug 11, 2012 10:45 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

5 Punjabi youths go missing in Guatemala

At least five youths of Machhiwara have gone missing in Guatemala on way to the United States of America.The youths were not in contact with the families for the past two years, but the travel agent kept the families in the dark saying the youths were busy.

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Updated on Aug 07, 2012 12:04 AM IST
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Mysterious loud bang keeps Ludhiana residents on tenterhooks

A mysterious loud sound around 12.30pm in the city on Monday created panic among Ludhiana residents who called up police control room and fire brigade during the day to seek information.

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Updated on Aug 06, 2012 08:35 PM IST
None | By, Ludhiana

Punjab on a drug high: DGP Saini

Now, Punjab doesn't just deal in synthetic drugs such as heroin, but residents have also started consuming them. The drug menace has reached an alarming situation in Punjab and the police are concerned about it. What is more concerning is that the youth is falling in its prey. Top officials of Punjab are studying the pattern thoroughly, Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini said on a visit to Ludhiana on Saturday.

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Updated on Aug 05, 2012 12:05 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

HIV strikes Ludhiana police

Administrative problems and departmental bickering apart, the Ludhiana police commissionerate is faced with a grave problem - at least 14 of its personnel are HIV-positive. This came to light in the annual medical check-up organised by the department last month.

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Updated on Jul 20, 2012 12:50 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Man held for murder of wife, kid

In an appalling incident, a 35-year-old migrant of Prem Nagar has allegedly murdered his 10-year-old daughter and later his wife. The accused identified as Mohan Choudhary allegedly committed the crime as he suspected that his wife had an illicit relationship.

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Updated on Jul 11, 2012 06:12 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Army gives up technical posts from Punjab quota

Despite the fact that the army has maximum recruits from Punjab, it is now finding it difficult to spot suitable young men from the state who have qualified Class 12 in science stream. As a result, it is forced to surrender technical posts from Punjab's quota.

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Updated on Jul 06, 2012 02:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Now, pay thrice for not obeying traffic rules

Now onwards, carelessness in not obeying the traffic rules will cost heavy on the pocket of vehicle owners. According to the new notification issued by the department of transport, government of Punjab, the fine for traffic violation has been increased threefold.

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Updated on Jul 04, 2012 12:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Police spare selves, tow away vehicle of trainee IAS officer

Taking a brave step, the traffic wing of the police commissionerate initiated a tow-away drive against wrongly parked vehicles at mini-secretariat here.

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Updated on Jun 21, 2012 03:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Police complete probe, submit challan in DSP murder case

Ludhiana police have completed investigation into the murders of Moga DSP Balraj Singh Gill and a woman Monika Kapila after around four-and-a-half months and submitted a challan in the local court of Amrinder Pal Singh today.

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Updated on Jun 15, 2012 10:37 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Raikot SAD chief among 4 held for fraud

Raikot police have booked Kulwinder Singh Bhatti, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader of Raikot city, and three others on the charge of forgery. The action was taken following deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal's statement that strict action would be taken against the party leaders who indulged in land grabbing.

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Updated on Jun 05, 2012 02:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana
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