Tarsem Singh Deogan

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
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People posing with arms on social media on Ludhiana police’s target

By Tarsem Singh Deogan, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2021 10:39 PM IST
Arms licence to be cancelled, FIRs to be registered if police find online posts bragging about guns or opening fire
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Incident took place on Jan 16, five days after a Class-12 girl had hanged herself in the biology lab of the school. (Representative image) (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Incident took place on Jan 16, five days after a Class-12 girl had hanged herself in the biology lab of the school. (Representative image) (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Another girl of Gill village govt school ‘ends life’

By Tarsem Singh Deogan, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:30 AM IST
Another student of the Government Senior Secondary School for Girls in Gill village has allegedly died by suicide
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Ludhiana cops dancing during the Raahgiri event organised as part of the road safety month. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Ludhiana cops dancing during the Raahgiri event organised as part of the road safety month. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Ludhiana cops dance to tunes of songs promoting liquor during Raahgiri

By Tarsem Singh Deogan, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 12:14 AM IST
Police commissioner Rakesh Agrawal had recently banned such songs from being played in public places while stating that these are a bad influence on the youth
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A cop standing guard outside a bank in Ludhiana on Friday. (HT PHOTO)
A cop standing guard outside a bank in Ludhiana on Friday. (HT PHOTO)

Increased criminal activities on Friday nights, Ludhiana police increase vigil

By Tarsem Singh Deogan, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 01:33 AM IST
Police commissioner Rakesh Agrawal said that Friday nights are sensitive for the police as gangs of snatchers and burglars are the most active at this time due to impending weekend closure.
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Cops enforcing the curfew in Ludhiana in April this year. The police collected over Rs 5 crore as fine, through 1.1 lakh challans issued since March.(HT File)
Cops enforcing the curfew in Ludhiana in April this year. The police collected over Rs 5 crore as fine, through 1.1 lakh challans issued since March.(HT File)

Year of the pandemic: Khaki warriors face an invisible enemy

By Tarsem Singh Deogan | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 01:17 AM IST
The Covid-19 outbreak brought in unprecedented challenges, but the men and women in uniform put up a brave face often at great risk to themselves, they also lost two of their own in the battle
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A cop outside an ATM in Ludhiana.(HT Photo)
A cop outside an ATM in Ludhiana.(HT Photo)

Ludhiana police step up vigil outside ATMs after Dec-14 robbery bid

By Tarsem Singh Deogan, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 10:13 PM IST
Police chief says they are identifying the ATMs without security guards
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Traffic police facing a hard time streamlining movement of vehicles at Ferozepur road in Ludhiana due to ongoing construction of a flyover.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Traffic police facing a hard time streamlining movement of vehicles at Ferozepur road in Ludhiana due to ongoing construction of a flyover.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

On DGP’s directions, Ludhiana traffic wing to get more manpower

By Tarsem Singh Deogan | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2020 11:23 PM IST
Construction of flyovers is currently on at major roads, where heavy traffic is witnessed at all times
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Cyber Enforcement Month: Ludhiana police launch drive to solve cyber crimes

By Tarsem Singh Deogan | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2020 11:18 PM IST
At least 2,500 complaints are currently pending with the cyber crime
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Police personnel warning those violating night curfew in Ludhiana.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Police personnel warning those violating night curfew in Ludhiana.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

On Day 1 of night curfew in Ludhiana, police have hard time keeping residents indoors

By Tarsem Singh Deogan | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 10:33 PM IST
The Punjab government had imposed a night curfew in the state from December 1.
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Ludhiana police devise daily attendance system to tighten grip on history-sheeters

By Tarsem Singh Deogan | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2020 07:25 PM IST
Those who fail to report to the police station daily will be arrested as a preventive measure.
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Police commissioner Rakesh Agrawal, along with other police officials, investigating the crime at the family’s house at Mayur Vihar in Ludhiana on Tuesday.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)
Police commissioner Rakesh Agrawal, along with other police officials, investigating the crime at the family’s house at Mayur Vihar in Ludhiana on Tuesday.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)

Ludhiana family found murdered kept to themselves, say neighbours

By Tarsem Singh Deogan | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 10:39 PM IST
Never interacted with neighbours or played with the street kids; quarrels were routine, say locals.
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The police had initiated the drive in February this year and identified 1,170 beggars at 19 busy locations of the city. In one month, the number of beggars dropped to 435.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
The police had initiated the drive in February this year and identified 1,170 beggars at 19 busy locations of the city. In one month, the number of beggars dropped to 435.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Drive against begging in Ludhiana mostly successful

By Tarsem Singh Deogan | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON NOV 22, 2020 11:04 PM IST
However, outside shrines, they either run away or spend the day at other places only to return at morning or night
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Advocate Hariom Jindal taking computer lessons for slum children in Ludhiana.(HT PHOTO)
Advocate Hariom Jindal taking computer lessons for slum children in Ludhiana.(HT PHOTO)

Ludhiana advocate helps slum kids dispel the darkness of digital illiteracy

By Tarsem Singh Deogan | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2020 01:24 AM IST
Many of these kids used to beg on streets or go for rag-picking to make a living, but now they have pledged not to accept any donations and become self-reliant
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Heavy traffic jam at the Bahadur House Market in Ludhiana on Wednesday.(Gurpreet SIngh/HT)
Heavy traffic jam at the Bahadur House Market in Ludhiana on Wednesday.(Gurpreet SIngh/HT)

Gridlocks dampening festive spirit in Ludhiana

By Tarsem Singh Deogan | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 12:50 AM IST
The ongoing work of the national highway on Ferozpur Road has added to the chaos on the roads
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Drug smuggling case: STF initiates proceedings to attach property of former sarpanch

By Tarsem Singh Deogan | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 11:12 PM IST
Singh whose property runs into crores is a drug addict himself and used to procure heroin from a local supplier, said STF officials.
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In all cases, the accused assaulted the victims and drove away their vehicles, often containing other belongings and cash.(Getty Images)
In all cases, the accused assaulted the victims and drove away their vehicles, often containing other belongings and cash.(Getty Images)

Eight vehicle robberies in October put Ludhiana police in a tizzy

By Tarsem Singh Deogan | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2020 10:16 PM IST
Seven two-wheelers and a car stolen at an average of two per week, but only one scooter recovered.
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Police commissioner Rakesh Agrawal handing over people’s belongings on supardari in Ludhiana on Friday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Police commissioner Rakesh Agrawal handing over people’s belongings on supardari in Ludhiana on Friday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
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As some vehicles had been in police custody for over five years, these had become unfit for plying on roads. Owners were seen taking this away on cycle rickshaws and carts.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
As some vehicles had been in police custody for over five years, these had become unfit for plying on roads. Owners were seen taking this away on cycle rickshaws and carts.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Ludhiana police hand over case property worth Rs 4 crore to its owners

By Tarsem Singh Deogan | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON OCT 30, 2020 10:17 PM IST
As per law, case properties cannot be sold or disposed of till the trial is complete, so these can only be handed over to its owners on the condition that they will produce the property before court as and when required.
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A violator being challaned in Ludhiana on Wednesday.(HT photo)
A violator being challaned in Ludhiana on Wednesday.(HT photo)

Up to 600 persons being challaned daily in Ludhiana for not wearing mask

By Tarsem Singh Deogan | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 10:56 PM IST
Around 96,000 people were fined Rs 4.80 crore for not wearing masks in public in the last six months.
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Hundreds of vehicles are dumped at 28 police stations in the city and in the police lines compound.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Hundreds of vehicles are dumped at 28 police stations in the city and in the police lines compound.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Space crunch: Ludhiana police to auction unclaimed case property after November 3

By Tarsem Singh Deogan | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 10:40 PM IST
Police have asked residents to claim their belongings before the auction date.
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Ludhiana saw 54% upsurge in cyber crime in 2019, says NCRB report

By Tarsem Singh Deogan | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON OCT 16, 2020 11:04 PM IST
Fraud was the leading crime among these cases, constituting 57% (21) of the total 37 FIRs registered
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Nepalese helps get away easily, verification paramount, Ludhiana police

By Tarsem Singh Deogan | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 01:18 AM IST
According to police, Nepalese citizens enter India without any proof and don’t register with the police
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Male breadwinners top the list of murder victims in Ludhiana

By Tarsem Singh Deogan | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 01:30 AM IST
Dispute due to multiple reasons was the primary cause behind the 56 murders in Ludhiana, accounting for 44.6% (25) of the tally
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Of the total 37 minors apprehended for various crimes in Ludhiana last year, while 32 had been educated, five had never gone to school.(Shutterstock image)
Of the total 37 minors apprehended for various crimes in Ludhiana last year, while 32 had been educated, five had never gone to school.(Shutterstock image)

Educated minors behind more crimes in Ludhiana than illiterate ones: NCRB report

By Tarsem Singh Deogan | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 12:44 AM IST
As per the National Crime Record Bureau’s report, 2019 saw 28 crimes by juveniles against the 21 reported in 2018 – a jump of 33.3%
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A tent set up outside Division Number 2 police station as a precautionary measure in view of Covid.(HT photo)
A tent set up outside Division Number 2 police station as a precautionary measure in view of Covid.(HT photo)

Ludhiana: Public dealing in police stations resume with precautions in place

By Tarsem Singh Deogan | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 10:14 PM IST
In July, the police department had ordered to stop public dealing in police stations after many police personnel had tested positive for Covid-19.
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As many as 62 rape cases and 11 cases of attempt to rape were reported last year, in which seven victims were minors.(AFP/Getty Images)
As many as 62 rape cases and 11 cases of attempt to rape were reported last year, in which seven victims were minors.(AFP/Getty Images)

Minor girls most vulnerable to abduction in Ludhiana

By Tarsem Singh Deogan | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 12:51 AM IST
The report shows that out of 195 cases of kidnapping and abduction registered in the city in 2019, the victims in 175 cases were minor girls.
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Illicit relations was the second leading cause of murders.(Shutterstock)
Illicit relations was the second leading cause of murders.(Shutterstock)

Dispute behind maximum murders in Ludhiana, reveals NCRB’s 2019 data

By Tarsem Singh Deogan | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 11:32 PM IST
As many as 25 of the total 56 cases were the result of disagreements over various matters.
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Special teams formed to bust betting rackets: Ludhiana police chief

By Tarsem Singh Deogan | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2020 11:36 PM IST
On Thursday, the anti-smuggling wing arrested four men for accepting bets on the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians from a house in Rup Nagar of Basant City
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Failure in examinations drove six students, including three girls, to suicide last year.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Failure in examinations drove six students, including three girls, to suicide last year.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Poor health was behind maximum suicides in Ludhiana, reveals NCRB’s 2019 data

By Tarsem Singh Deogan | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2020 10:22 PM IST
A total of 254 Ludhiana residents died by suicide in 2019, up from 194 in 2018 – a 31% spike in deaths.
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