Jalandhar, India

Organized Crime and Corruption Project Fellow

Singh, 31, is a multimedia reporter for the Hindustan Times, covering districts in the far north of India since 2017.

Singh focuses on criminal justice issues. He uncovered financial irregularities in the land acquisition process for government projects and several cases of corruption involving government ministers and the former director general of police in Punjab. Singh also exposed wrongdoing by a religious leader who conspired to provoke communal tension.

Singh said corruption is hindering the ability of the government to provide basic services in the region. He also wants to report on transnational drug smuggling and sees that involving a network of investigative reporters will strengthen his investigative reporting.