Ravinder Vasudeva is a principal correspondent who writes for the Punjab bureau of Hindustan Times.
Articles by Ravinder Vasudeva
The Congress had last month removed Sunil Jakhar, the former president of its Punjab state unit, from all positions for alleged anti-party activities.
The RPG attack on Punjab Police’s intelligence wing headquarters in Mohali earlier this week was jointly carried out by Babbar Khalsa International and local gangsters with the support of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence, police said on Friday.
Punjab Police is working in close coordination with teams of the Army Intelligence and NIA experts, who have already visited the site of the Mohali blast
ByRavinder Vasudeva & Hillary Victor, Chandigarh
Punjab Police intel HQ blast: Nishan Singh of Tarn Taran faces 13 criminal cases, including that of murder, attempt to murder, smuggling of arms and drugs
Rinda, a notorious gangster-turned-terrorist believed to be in Pakistan is active in Punjab, Chandigarh, Maharashtra and Haryana and is a history-sheeter and wanted by the Punjab Police in heinous crimes, including murder, contract killing, robbery, extortion and snatching
Punjab Police have zeroed in on the role of a Khalistani terrorist as the possible mastermind behind the blast that rocked the headquarters of the force’s intelligence wing in Mohali on Monday, investigators said on Tuesday.
ByRavinder Vasudeva and Hillary Victor, Chandigarh/mohali
Over 20 suspects detained day after rocket-propelled grenade hits Punjab Police’s intelligence headquarters in Mohali
No one was injured in the blast at Punjab police headquarters in Mohali; rocket attack took place around 7.45 pm, according to the cops. Police have cordoned off the area and an alert has been sounded
ByRavinder Vasudeva and Hillary Victor, Mohali
There was no report of any casualties from the blast. The area was cordoned off and senior officers reached the spot, said police
The move came a day after Bagga was arrested by the Punjab Police in connection with a case regarding provocative statements and criminal intimidation but was taken back to Capital by the Delhi Police after the Haryana Police stopped the Punjab Police team midway in Kurukshetra.
Mohali’s Judicial Magistrate Mohali Ravtesh Inderjit Singh told the State Cyber Crime Mohali to arrest Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga and produce him before the court. The next date of hearing in the case is May 23
According to experts, the Punjab Police bypassed set procedures. Before arresting any accused outside the state, it is necessary to register a report in the local police station and take the local police along, say experts
In an internal communication sent to field officers last week, principal secretary, PWD, Anurag Verma, sought details of tenders, worth more than ₹5 crore, allotted in the past year, including a comparison of the price at which it was allotted and the technically sanctioned estimate.
The probe into pro-Khalistan modules busted in Punjab recently has revealed that foreign-based terrorists and their local handlers are using money to lure the state’s youth
The development comes even as classes for the first batch, which is already running late, are set to begin in a few days
In a communication sent to field officers, including police commissioners and senior superintendents of police, last week, the Punjab intelligence chief cited the huge cache of arms and ammunition recovered from border outposts since March, while expressing the need to strengthen internal security and increase vigil.
2 aides of Khalistani terrorist Rinda arrested for Ropar police post blast, tiffin bomb recovered in Una
The accused, who tried to blow up the Ropar police post, belong to the gang of Khalistani terrorist Harinder Singh Rinda
Punjab Police solved last month’s Ropar police post blast case with the arrest of an accused from Singa village in Una district of Himachal Pradesh on Saturday
With Nawanshahr grenade blast said to be the handiwork of gangster-turned-Khalistani terrorist Rinda, activities of Pakistan’s new poster boy have emerged as a new challenge for Punjab Police
Covid booster dose for the 18-60-year category got a tepid response in Punjab with small and medium hospitals registered with IMA reluctant to procure vaccine from manufacturers
Low response to Covid-19 vaccine second dose has compelled the Punjab health department to make calls to beneficiaries to come forward to get jabbed
The party also appointed Qadian MLA and former Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa as the new Congress Legislature Party leader in the state assembly
Without naming the 2 officers, he said they were no.1 and no. 2 in SIT and favoured political families
The formation of Anti-Gangster Task Force (AGTF) in Punjab Police raises question on whether such specialised units yield desired results or end up weakening the district police force
Bloody clashes and tensions over controlling truck unions are not new to Punjab, which sees such incidents every time a new party takes the reins
The previous governments in Punjab have been posting PPS officers as district police chiefs with an aim to give opportunities to home-grown officers
The Prime Minister was to lay the foundation stone of these medical colleges on January 5 this year but it could not be done as his cavalcade was stranded on a flyover in Ferozepur, a few kilometres away from the venue for the inaugural ceremony.
Punjab intelligence chief, considered as the most powerful post after the DGP, directly converses with the chief minister on a regular basis. Many other senior officers were also eyeing for this post.
From Friday onwards, officials of the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau, Punjab, will monitor the helpline and look into complaints registered a week ago
The orders by director, Bureau of Investigation (BoI), dated March 16, the day Mann took oath as the chief minister, says the four-member SIT will be headed by AIG Rahul S, a 2008-batch IPS officer