A shocking incident came to light in Punjab today morning where policemen were attacked badly leading them to hospitalisation.
A policeman’s hand was chopped off and two other police officials were injured when a group of people who rammed the barricades, brutally attacked them in Punjab’s Patiala district on Sunday, police said.
Mandi board officials stopped a car at the vegetable market around 6:15 a.m, found a group of four to five ‘Nihangs’ ( Sikhs armed with traditional weapons and dressed in loose blue top.) They were asked to show (curfew) passes. But were rude and crashed the vehicle against the gate and barricades put up there,” Senior Superintendent of Police, Patiala, Mandeep Singh Sidhu said.
An ASI’s (Assistant Sub Inspector) hand was hacked off by a sword. A Station House Officer of Sadar Patiala got injured badly on his elbow and another cop endured an injury on his arm in the assault,” Sidhu added.
The ASI was hurried to the Rajindra clinic but was later referred to PGIMER in Chandigarh and is at present undergoing a surgery.
The Nihangs escaped from the scene after the brutal attack, the SSP said, however were taken into custody later. The incident took place when vehicular movement was restricted as part of the lockdown protocol in the state owing to the Corona virus outbreak.