In a bloody clash in Punjab, a police officer’s hand was chopped off and two others got grievous injuries on Sunday when a group of people attacked them in Punjab’s Patiala town on being asked about curfew permission, police said.
A group of five armed Nihangs, who were travelling in a vehicle, were asked to stop at a vegetable market in Patiala. “They were asked to show the curfew pass. They got angered and in retaliation, they attacked police personnel and government employees deployed there with sharp-edged weapons,” a police official said. The hand of ASI Harjeet Singh was chopped off and immediately admitted to PGI Chandigarh so that the hand could be stitched back.
Eight people were arrested at a nearby Gurdwara Sahib.
Punjab CM Captain Amrinder Singh wrote on Tweeter:
Punjab DGP responded to the incident: