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

2015 drugs case: Error in filing of chargesheet lands former Ludhiana cop in soup

A case of forgery was registered against the retired Ludhiana cop; had allegedly tried to correct an error in the chargesheet without court’s permission
Court in Ludhiana also acquitted the three men accused in the drugs case. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Court in Ludhiana also acquitted the three men accused in the drugs case. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on May 22, 2022 01:05 AM IST
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Appoint nodal officer to ensure proper use of funds: Punjab DGP Bhawra to police officials

Punjab DGP Bhawra also directed the district police heads to hold seminars for the investigation officers to make them aware about the funds and the way to utilise it
Appoint nodal officer to ensure proper use of funds: Punjab DGP Bhawra to police officials (HT File)
Appoint nodal officer to ensure proper use of funds: Punjab DGP Bhawra to police officials (HT File)
Published on May 21, 2022 01:38 AM IST
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Ludhiana | Cops ferret out drug addicts through door-to-door campaign, offer counselling, treatment

Crime Investigation Agency (CIA, Staff -2,Ludhiana) in-charge inspector Beant Juneja said, “Apart from cracking down on peddlers, we are also tracing drug addicts to convince them to seek counselling, treatment and shake the drug habit.”
Kin of drug addicts who were offered counselling by the police officials to shun drugs reached CIA staff 2 to pay gratitude to the police in Ludhiana. (HT PHOTO)
Kin of drug addicts who were offered counselling by the police officials to shun drugs reached CIA staff 2 to pay gratitude to the police in Ludhiana. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 19, 2022 11:43 PM IST
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Police announce cash rewards on information about 23 Punjab travel agents

For 22 Punjab travel agents, the cash reward is 20,000 each. For Gagan Kumar Bakhshi of Lambran of Jalandhar, who is booked in at least 75 cases of fraud and illegal immigration, the reward money is 1.50 lakh
Police announce cash rewards on information about 23 Punjab travel agents
Police announce cash rewards on information about 23 Punjab travel agents
Published on May 15, 2022 01:39 AM IST
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Ludhiana: SAD leader released 15 minutes after arrest as MLA intervenes

High dram was witnessed as Dugri police released Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Harpreet Bedi shortly after he was rounded up following the intervention of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA from Ludhiana west Gurpreet Gogi Bassi
After his release, SAD leader Harpreet Bedi’s family and his supporters welcomed him with garlands when he reached Ludhiana’s BRS Nagar. (HT Photo)
After his release, SAD leader Harpreet Bedi’s family and his supporters welcomed him with garlands when he reached Ludhiana’s BRS Nagar. (HT Photo)
Published on May 09, 2022 01:47 AM IST
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Ludhiana police commissioner takes over patrolling duties for the night

The police commissioner gave Ludhiana’s overworked Police Control Room (PCR) motorcycle teams the night off and took over their patrolling duties with other senior officers
Ludhiana police commissioner Kaustubh Sharma performing night patrolling duties. (Harvinder Singh/HT)
Ludhiana police commissioner Kaustubh Sharma performing night patrolling duties. (Harvinder Singh/HT)
Published on Apr 25, 2022 01:13 AM IST
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Staff on toes to prevent rampant use of phones in Ludhiana Central Jail

The officials deputed at the Ludhiana Central Jail are on their toes following the recovery of 30 mobile phones from inmates in the past 24 days
Most phones recovered from the Ludhiana Central Jail are without SIM cards, which the inmates hide in other places. Moreover, they also scratch out the IMEI numbers of the phones. (HT FILE)
Most phones recovered from the Ludhiana Central Jail are without SIM cards, which the inmates hide in other places. Moreover, they also scratch out the IMEI numbers of the phones. (HT FILE)
Published on Apr 24, 2022 12:21 AM IST
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Ludhiana police rebut SIT probe in 2021 cheating case, file cancellation report in court

Ludhiana commissioner of police said he will look into the matter involving the SIT probe into the 2021 cheating case thoroughly and will take action
Ludhiana police contradicted theSIT probe into a 2021 cheating case against a builder and filed a cancellation report in court (HT File)
Ludhiana police contradicted theSIT probe into a 2021 cheating case against a builder and filed a cancellation report in court (HT File)
Updated on Apr 22, 2022 12:46 AM IST
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Ludhiana | After three months of police inaction, rape victim moves court

Accused is the nephew of a panchayat member of a Ludhiana village; he allegedly raped the woman on pretext of marriage
The 20-year-old victim, who lives in a Ludhiana village, alleged that she had to move from pillar to post to get an FIR registered in the matter. (Representative Image/HT File)
The 20-year-old victim, who lives in a Ludhiana village, alleged that she had to move from pillar to post to get an FIR registered in the matter. (Representative Image/HT File)
Published on Apr 19, 2022 02:46 AM IST
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Punjab Police worst in taking action on women’s complaints, says NCW chief

NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma rebuked cops for not taking appropriate action in matters related to women, stating that the Punjab Police were the worst
NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma was in Ludhiana on Tuesday. (PTI FILE PHOTO)
NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma was in Ludhiana on Tuesday. (PTI FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 12, 2022 10:30 PM IST
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Wanted SAD leader attends public events in Ludhiana, cops clueless

The absconding SAD leader, who was spotted attending public events across Ludhiana, is wanted for snatching, assault and hurting religious sentiments, and also has other cases lodged against him
SAD leader wanted for his involvement in multiple criminal cases seen attending a public event in Ludhiana. (HT Photo)
SAD leader wanted for his involvement in multiple criminal cases seen attending a public event in Ludhiana. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 12, 2022 12:15 AM IST
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Goodwill gesture: Punjab cops to get b’day wishes from CM, DGP

Punjab Police personnel will now be getting a greeting card with a congratulatory message, signed by chief minister Bhagwant Mann and director general of police (DGP) Viresh Kumar Bhawra.
The Punjab Police have 84,000 personnel and the department needs to issue approximately 230 certificates daily. (HT PHOTO)
The Punjab Police have 84,000 personnel and the department needs to issue approximately 230 certificates daily. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 03, 2022 12:28 AM IST
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Ludhiana| Local Punjabi singer arrested for glorifying gun culture, let off later

He allegedly sang a song for gangster Talwinder Singh alias Nikku of Sudhar during a local kabaddi tournament at Sudhar village on March 11; the lyrics of the song were said to be promoting gun culture
Local Punjabi singer Baljit Singh, who was arrested for glorifying gun culture, was later released on bail on Saturday. (HT Photo)
Local Punjabi singer Baljit Singh, who was arrested for glorifying gun culture, was later released on bail on Saturday. (HT Photo)
Published on Apr 03, 2022 12:06 AM IST
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No active Covid-19 case in Punjab police in over two weeks

The Punjab police department has lost at least 78 police personnel and 18 home guard jawans to Covid-19 since March 2020
No active Covid-19 case in Punjab police in over two weeks (HT File)
No active Covid-19 case in Punjab police in over two weeks (HT File)
Published on Apr 01, 2022 07:48 PM IST
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19 ‘rejected’ candidates inducted into police force

Nineteen out of the 31 “rejected” candidates have been inducted into the Punjab police force as constables, six years after they were refused admission in the law enforcement agency over their height.
The aspirants were rejected during the 2016 recruitment process. The Punjab police had remeasured their height on December 7, 2021.
The aspirants were rejected during the 2016 recruitment process. The Punjab police had remeasured their height on December 7, 2021.
Updated on Mar 28, 2022 01:39 AM IST
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Ludhiana | Bihar man seeks probe into brother’s ‘mysterious death’

A Bihar-based man whose brother was cremated in Ludhiana without his knowledge sought a probe into his “mysterious death”
The complainant, Birju Sahni of Darbhanga, who met police commissioner Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, said he learnt of his brother’s death after an acquaintance sent him a photograph of his brother’s cremation on WhatsApp (HT Photo)
The complainant, Birju Sahni of Darbhanga, who met police commissioner Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, said he learnt of his brother’s death after an acquaintance sent him a photograph of his brother’s cremation on WhatsApp (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 23, 2022 02:35 AM IST
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Suicide-murder in Ludhiana: Constable abruptly left his post in agitated state

Ludhiana police officials, privy to the matter, said constable Simranjit Singh, murder accused, was supposed to be on patrolling duty on March 19, the day of the crime, and had been allotted an AK-47 rifle to discharge his duty
Sub-inspector Harpreet Singh, station house officer at the Haibowal police station, Ludhiana, said it was not clear why the murder accused constable took the extreme step, and they are waiting for him to regain consciousness. (HT FILE)
Sub-inspector Harpreet Singh, station house officer at the Haibowal police station, Ludhiana, said it was not clear why the murder accused constable took the extreme step, and they are waiting for him to regain consciousness. (HT FILE)
Published on Mar 22, 2022 12:25 AM IST
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Canada car crash: Ludhiana couple unaware of their only son’s death

Mohit, a resident of Gujjar Colony at Rahon Road in Ludhiana, went to Canada on a study visa on January 1, 2021
Parents of Mohit Chauhan, 23, one of the victims of the road mishap in southern Ontario, Canada, on Saturday night, are unaware about the death of their only son. They have been told that Mohit is injured and admitted to a hospital there.
Parents of Mohit Chauhan, 23, one of the victims of the road mishap in southern Ontario, Canada, on Saturday night, are unaware about the death of their only son. They have been told that Mohit is injured and admitted to a hospital there.
Published on Mar 16, 2022 01:15 AM IST
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80% candidates lost their security deposits in Ludhiana

As many as 139 out of the 175 candidates in the fray for the Punjab Assembly elections from Ludhiana district lost their security deposits as they failed to secure one-sixth of the total number of votes polled in their constituencies
One major reason for a large number of candidates losing their deposits is that the victors won by a huge margin in Ludhiana. (HT Photo)
One major reason for a large number of candidates losing their deposits is that the victors won by a huge margin in Ludhiana. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 13, 2022 02:42 AM IST
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Punjab polls | Once a Congress stronghold, Payal swept by AAP juggernaut

In a major setback, Congress lost Payal, one of its strongest bastions, to the Aam Aadmi Party juggernaut in the Punjab assembly polls; Congress’ Lakhvir Singh Lakha lost to AAP’s Manwinder Singh Giaspura
This Congress stronghold, which sent former chief minister Beant Singh to the assembly four times and his son Tej Parkash Singh to the assembly two times, fell to the AAP with the party’s sitting MLA Lakhvir Singh Lakha losing to Manwinder Singh Giaspura in the 2022 Punjab assembly polls. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
This Congress stronghold, which sent former chief minister Beant Singh to the assembly four times and his son Tej Parkash Singh to the assembly two times, fell to the AAP with the party’s sitting MLA Lakhvir Singh Lakha losing to Manwinder Singh Giaspura in the 2022 Punjab assembly polls. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on Mar 11, 2022 01:51 AM IST
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Ludhiana | 2 days to go for counting, but Punjab Police personnel still waiting for postal ballots

While several policemen have not received their postal ballots, six personnel have raised the matter, and filed a complaint with the election commission
 (PTIWhile several policemen have not received their postal ballots, six personnel have raised the matter, and filed a complaint with the election commission in Ludhiana.)
(PTIWhile several policemen have not received their postal ballots, six personnel have raised the matter, and filed a complaint with the election commission in Ludhiana.)
Published on Mar 08, 2022 02:34 AM IST
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Women IPS officers who carry the mantle in Ludhiana

These women IPS officers in Ludhiana have chosen to tread the path seldom taken and lead from the front; they risk their lives to protect the vulnerable and the exalted values of freedom, and justice.
A 2017-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, Pragya Jain is at present serving as additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP, industrial security, child and women cell) in Ludhiana. (HT Photo)
A 2017-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, Pragya Jain is at present serving as additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP, industrial security, child and women cell) in Ludhiana. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 08, 2022 02:21 AM IST
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Ludhiana: Bullock cart race cancelled after authorities intervene

Following the police intervention, the organisers tried to conduct the races in Uchha Pind of Khamano in Fatehgarh Sahib, but the district administration also stopped them as such events are banned
Posters regarding the bullock cart race in Mundian were pasted and being circulated in villages for the past one month and participants and locals had gathered at the spot on Friday morning. (HT file photo)
Posters regarding the bullock cart race in Mundian were pasted and being circulated in villages for the past one month and participants and locals had gathered at the spot on Friday morning. (HT file photo)
Updated on Mar 05, 2022 04:05 AM IST
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5,000 litre liquor smuggled into Ludhiana during Punjab polls: Police

Since the announcement of elections in Punjab, cops in Ludhiana have recovered 5,000 litre liquor and 1.69 crore unaccounted money, while the local unit of the special task force has recovered 7.2kg heroin from 10 people in eight different cases
Huge quantities of illegal liquor and assorted drugs were smuggled into the city during the Punjab polls, ostensibly by politicians hoping to sway voters, police said (HT Photo)
Huge quantities of illegal liquor and assorted drugs were smuggled into the city during the Punjab polls, ostensibly by politicians hoping to sway voters, police said (HT Photo)
Published on Feb 27, 2022 02:52 AM IST
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Ludhiana’s urban seats have not sent any woman MLA to assembly so far

The rural areas, meanwhile, have fared slightly better, managing to elect three women legislators so far – the first in 1957 from Jagraon, then in 2002 from Khanna and subsequently in 2017 from Jagraon.
Saravjit Kaur Manuke, who was fielded by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in 2017, got 61,521 votes, defeating her nearest rival, Congress minister Malkit Singh Dakha, by a whopping margin of 25,576 votes. (HT File)
Saravjit Kaur Manuke, who was fielded by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in 2017, got 61,521 votes, defeating her nearest rival, Congress minister Malkit Singh Dakha, by a whopping margin of 25,576 votes. (HT File)
Published on Feb 20, 2022 01:54 AM IST
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Deep Sidhu cremated in Ludhiana; followers seek probe into accident

Various Sikh organisations attending the cremation raised slogans in favour of Khalistan; say it was not an accident, but a planned murder
Family members, friends and supporters gather to bid adieu to Punjabi actor Deep Sidhu in Ludhiana on Wednesday. (Gurpreet Singh/ Hindustan Times)
Family members, friends and supporters gather to bid adieu to Punjabi actor Deep Sidhu in Ludhiana on Wednesday. (Gurpreet Singh/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Feb 17, 2022 04:26 AM IST
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Mistaken identity: My name is Mukhwinder Singh but I am not a BJP candidate

Mukhwinder’s phones haven’t stopped ringing. From those congratulating him and wishing for his success to those angry with him for joining politics, Mukhwinder has been busy clarifying to all that he is not entering politics-- except that Mukhwinder is not a BJP candidate
Mukhwinder Singh, 60, found his pictures on the posters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), portraying him as the party candidate from Raja Sansi constituency of Amritsar. (HT Photo)
Mukhwinder Singh, 60, found his pictures on the posters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), portraying him as the party candidate from Raja Sansi constituency of Amritsar. (HT Photo)
Published on Feb 16, 2022 01:28 AM IST
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26% polling stations Ludhiana in ‘critical category’

Ludhiana central is the worst-off with the maximum, 95, polling stations in critical category, followed by Atam Nagar
Security beefed-up in Atam Nagar area, one of the seats with a large number of critical category polling stations, ahead of Arvind Kejriwal’s road show in Ludhiana on Tuesday. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Security beefed-up in Atam Nagar area, one of the seats with a large number of critical category polling stations, ahead of Arvind Kejriwal’s road show in Ludhiana on Tuesday. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Published on Feb 16, 2022 12:33 AM IST
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‘Dead’ man booked for murder attempt in Ludhiana

In a recent FIR filed against Atam Nagar MLA Simarjit Singh Bains and his supporters in a murder attempt case, a ‘dead man’ identified as Baldev Raj of Model Town, Ludhiana, has been named as one of the accused
In a recent FIR registered against Atam Nagar MLA Simarjit Singh Bains and his supporters in a murder attempt case among other charges, a ‘dead man’ identified as Baldev Raj of Dr Ambedkar Nagar of Model Town, Ludhiana, has been named as one of the accused. (HT File Photo)
In a recent FIR registered against Atam Nagar MLA Simarjit Singh Bains and his supporters in a murder attempt case among other charges, a ‘dead man’ identified as Baldev Raj of Dr Ambedkar Nagar of Model Town, Ludhiana, has been named as one of the accused. (HT File Photo)
Published on Feb 15, 2022 02:26 AM IST
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Punjab polls: Security ramped up in Ludhiana amid Amit Shah’s visit

Around 1,000 police personnel were deputed in and around the Daresi Ground in Ludhiana , along with additional Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) forces, effectively turning the area into an unpenetrable fortress in the wake of Amit Shah’s visit ahead of the Punjab polls
Around 30 minutes before the Union home minister Amit Shah’s arrival ahead of the Punjab polls, cops blocked traffic on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur Road, Jagraon Bridge, the stretch from Jagraon Bridge to Chand Cinema. (HT Photo)
Around 30 minutes before the Union home minister Amit Shah’s arrival ahead of the Punjab polls, cops blocked traffic on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur Road, Jagraon Bridge, the stretch from Jagraon Bridge to Chand Cinema. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 14, 2022 02:39 AM IST
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