The severed hand of ASI Harjeet Singh was successfully re-attached after a 7 and a half hour long surgery at the PGIMER hospital in Chandigarh. The surgery involved the restitching of the hand which was chopped off by a Nihang in Patiala.
Eight persons were arrested inside a Gurdwara after the incident.
Captain Amrinder annouced on social media that the surgery went well and he thanked the PGI staff for the painstaking effort.
“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,” the Punjab CM tweeted.
Captain Amrinder Singh broke the news on Tweeter:
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.