The incident of chopping off of a hand of a police officer of Punjab Police which shook the nation amid Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) lockdown, has brought a relieving news now. The Sub-Inspector of Police, Harjeet Singh, of Punjab Police whose hand was severed off by a gang of Nihangs on April 12, has slowly started to recover.
Announcing the news, Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh, on Monday, April 27, tweeted to shower the happiness among those concerned by this incident. He also shared that SI Harjeet Singh’s chopped hand was operated in Punjab’s PGI Hospital 2 weeks back and that his hand is regaining movement.
“It has been 2 weeks since SI Harjeet Singh’s hand was operated upon in PGI. I am extremely happy to share that he is recovering well & that his hand has started to regain movement. Sharing this video of braveheart Harjeet Singh with you all.,” wrote CM Amarinder Singh on his Twitter handle attaching the video of Harjeet Singh in the hospital.
It has been 2 weeks since SI Harjeet Singh's hand was operated upon in PGI. I am extremely happy to share that he is recovering well & that his hand has started to regain movement. Sharing this video of braveheart Harjeet Singh with you all. pic.twitter.com/5PD4JyyvdS
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) April 27, 2020
A video also showed CM Amarinder Singh bolstering SI Harjeet Singh’s courage and braveness in a video call to the latter. While the video showed the conversation in Punjabi language, CM Amarinder Singh took health report of Harjeet Singh and assured of every help from the government if the latter needs any.
'You are very brave beta, take care beta, if you need anything you let me know'@capt_amarinder ji to #HarjeetSingh
Really sweet of Capt saahab for calling up and encouraging the braveheart.
— GITA (@GSVKapoor) April 14, 2020
The Sub-Inspector of Police, Harjeet Singh, lost his one hand while he stopped a vehicle of Nihangs, an armed group of Sikhs in Punjab, on April 12, in order to enforce lockdown as pronounced by the central as well as the state governments. The armed group attacked him and other cops present there in rage and chopped off Singh’s hand brutally.
The group of Nihangs fled away from the crime scene and took hides in a nearby Gurudwara. They were arrested by the police after a rigorous search operation. Several prohibitory arms were recovered from the accused during the search operation.
The news attracted whole nation’s attention as it trended on Twitter the whole day, demanding stringent action on the Nihangs. Meanwhile, Harjeet Singh was admitted in the hospital where he was operated for his hand rejoining. While the nation lost hopes, Punjab’s PGI Hospital’s doctors seem to have miraculously succeeded in their attempts to rejoin Harjeet’s hand.
The Punjab Police initiated #MainBhiHarjeetSingh campaign on Twitter, on Monday, to show their solidarity with their colleague, Harjeet Singh. The Punjab’s Director General of Police (DGP), Dinkar Gupta, expressed to bear the badge of Harjeet Singh on his chest to stand with SI Harjeet Singh.
“This campaign has been launched to express solidarity with those who face attacks – doctors, healthcare workers and police personnel. We want to make people aware and to put a stop to the attacks against the healthcare workers,” Gupta was quoted as saying by the news agency, ANI. He also stated that such campaign is organised to send a message that attacks on frontline workers will not be tolerated.