- After 7 hours of surgery, ASI Harjeet Singh’s hand was stitched back
- Group of Nihang Sikhs attacked the police officers at Patiala Vegetable Market
A team of doctors have successfully stitched back the wrist of the Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) of Patiala Police who was attacked by a group of Nihang Sikhs while he was imposing the lockdown orders at the Vegetable Market in Patiala, says Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister of Punjab.
ASI Harjeet Singh’s wrist was chopped right off while two other police personnel were injured when the group of Nihang Sikhs were denied entry in the vegetable market.
Mr Singh tweeted saying it took nearly seven and a half hours for the surgery to complete and stitch back the hand back.
He said, “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”.
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
Dinkar Gupta, Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab also tweeted, telling ASI Harjeet Singh is recovering. “Just spoke with the lead Plastic surgeon who did the successful surgery to stitch back the hand of our brave corona warrior ASI Harjeet Singh. Also spoke with Harjeet who is in high spirits. We still have to wait & watch for the next 5 days”.
Earlier, Mr Gupta told a leading news channel that the vehicle carrying the Nihang Sikha, “crashed through several barricades on the periphery of the vegetable market” around 6 am.
He added that when the police team tried to stop them and demanded to see their curfew passes, the lockdown violators attacked the police party,”. Punja has extended the lockdown period until the 1st of May as thousands of people staying overseas came back to the state after the pandemic started.