Nihangs Sikh Attacks: In Patiala (Punjab), last Sunday a cop lost his hand when Nihang Sikhs attacked police. Today, a day after the attack, a 7.5 hours long surgery took place and the cop’s hand is successfully reattached.
The surgeons of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh operated Assistant Sub Inspector Harjeet Singh. Singh is now on a path of recovery.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh tweeted, “I am happy to share that a 7 1/2 hour long surgery has been successfully completed in PGI to repair the severed wrist of ASI Harjeet Singh. I thank the entire team of doctors and support staff for their painstaking effort. Wishing ASI Harjeet Singh a speedy recovery.”
DG Police Dinkar Gupta informed Dr. Jagat Ram, Director PGI, Chandigarh around 7.45 am on Sunday about the situation. He then quickly set out to make arrangements for advanced surgery of the 50-year-olds cop.
At around 6.1 5 am the Mandi board employees stopped a group of Nihang Sikhs from entering into the market. The group was not carrying any pass. Both the parties engaged in a tussle as the Nihangs forcefully entered the vegetable market
When the police intervened the situation got more intense, and one of the Nihangs took out his sword and chopped off Harjeet Singh’s hand from around the wrist. ASI Raj Singh and SHO Sadar Bilkar Singh were also injured on shoulders, arms, and legs.
I am happy to share that a 7 1/2 hour long surgery has been successfully completed in PGI to repair the severed wrist of ASI Harjeet Singh. I thank the entire team of doctors and support staff for their painstaking effort. Wishing ASI Harjeet Singh a speedy recovery.— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) April 12, 2020
“In an unfortunate incident today morning, a group of Nihangs injured a few Police officers and a Mandi Board official at Sabzi Mandi, Patiala. ASI Harjeet Singh whose hand got cut-off has reached PGI Chandigarh,” DGP Gupta tweeted.
In another tweet, Gupta said, “Grateful to PGI for full support. Director PGI tells me that surgery has already started by 2 senior surgeons who will do their best. All of us praying to Waheguru for his full recovery!”
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