Lockdown violators chopped off Punjab SI Harjeet Singh hand when asked for curfew pass
On April 12, an assistant sub-inspector, Harjit Singh's hand chopped off and two of his Punjab Police colleagues injured in Patiala district on when a group of Nihang Sikhs attacked them with swords after being asked to show curfew passes outside a wholesale vegetable market amid the nation-wide lockdown.
A group of 'Nihangs' reached the vegetable market at around 6.15 am and were stopped by the Mandi board employees from entering into the market as they did not carry any pass. The Nihangs first thrashed the Mandi board employee and then entered the vegetable market. The policemen present at the spot intervened and soon a scuffle broke out between them and the Nihangs during which the latter took out swords and chopped off the hand of ASI.
A case under the relevant sections of the law was registered against the accused.
On April 30, Harjeet Singh was discharged from the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), 18 days after surgery to reattach his hand that was dismembered after he was attacked while trying to impose COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.
Source: Pune Mirror