· PGI DOCTORS SAY HE’S DOING WELL, DGP DISCLOSES ALL 11 ACCUSED IN 11 DAYS OF POLICE REMAND
Chandigarh, April 13 (Punjab Mail USA)- Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday spoke to ASI Harjeet Singh, whose hand was severed in an attack in Patiala yesterday, to inquire about his well-being, and extend his and his government’s full support.
The Chief Minister expressed happiness at the successful plastic surgery conducted on Harjeet by doctors at PGI Chandigarh, and expressed the confidence that he would emerge out of his unfortunate incident healthy and cured. He said the entire state was proud of him, and urged him to convey to him, through the senior police officers at the hospital, in case of any requirement. The Chief Minister wished Harjeet a speedy recovery.
Motivating the ASI, Captain Amarinder recalled a similar experience of an associate, who had also lost a hand and had to undergo a similar surgery to implant it. The carpenter was now fully cured, and healthy and hearty, he told Harjeet.
The Chief Minister, who had yesterday itself directed DGP Dinkar Gupta to ensure the best possible medical facilities for Harjeet, told the ASI that all his needs would be taken care of, and no expense would be spared to bring him out of this crisis. The entire state was standing by him, he further assured the ASI.
Captain Amarinder also promised the ASI of the strictest action against those involved in the brutal and unprovoked attack on him. The entire police force was currently engaged in the difficult and momentous task of enforcing the curfew and providing relief to the needy, while putting their own lives on the line, said the Chief Minister, adding that any such assaults on the force would not be tolerated.
Meanwhile, DGP Dinkar Gupta said that PGI Director Jagat Ram met the ASI this morning and later told the former that a team of doctors led by Prof. Ramesh Sharma, Head of Plastic Surgery Department, examined Harjeet. They found the patient doing well but cautioned against too many visitors, and said only his wife was currently allowed to meet him once a day.
Gupta further disclosed that all the 11 persons arrested in connection with the assault had been remanded to 11 days of police custody today.