Punjab: Seven Suspects Who Attacked Policemen And Chopped Cop’s Hand Arrested In Patiala

Punjab: Seven Suspects  Who Attacked Policemen And Chopped Cop’s Hand Arrested In PatialaKBS Sidhu,IAS, Spl Chief Secretary,Punjab (Image Via Twitter)

The police have arrested seven suspects, donning the robes of Nihang, who had attacked the Punjab policemen and chopped-off hands of ASI Harjeet Singh, reports Asian News International.

As per reports, 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.

After the incident they fled to nearby Gurdwara Khichri Sahib. After an initial standoff, the police arrested seven of them, include the one who was injured in police firing, reports The Tribune. Out of the seven, five were involved in the attack on policemen.

The report also quotes Patiala IG Jatinder Aulakh as saying that police have recovered intoxicants and weapons from the rooms adjacent to the gurdwara, where the accused were staying.