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Assistant Sub Inspector’s hand chopped off by Nihang Sikhs in Patiala; six others injured

Assistant Sub Inspector’s hand chopped off by Nihang Sikhs in Patiala; six others injured

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 April 2020 9:46 AM GMT

CHANDIGARH: An Assistant Sub-Inspector’s (ASI) hand was chopped off and six others were injured in clashes between the police and the Nihang Sikhs in Patiala on Sunday.

Eleven people, including a woman, were arrested after several hours of stand-off and many roundsAn Assistant Sub-Inspector’s (ASI) hand was chopped off and six others were injured in clashes between the police and the Nihang Sikhs in Patiala on Sunday. of talks between the police officials and Nihang Dera head Baba Balwinder Singh, asking them to surrender. It all started with a group of five armed Nihangs, who were travelling in a vehicle, were stopped at a vegetable market and were asked to show their curfew passes.

“This angered them and they attacked the police personnel and government employees with sharp-edged weapons,” a police official told IANS.

A video of the crime, that has gone viral, one can see Nihangs breaking barricades and attacking policemen. The chopping off of hands of ASI Harjit Singh’s can also be seen.

After the crime, the Nihangs fled. They were arrested from the Nihang Dera Complex that also houses Khichdi Sahib Gurdwara after a stand-off with the police party, led by Inspector General Jatinder Aulakh and Senior Superintendent of Police Mandeep Sidhu. One Nihang, Nirbhav Singh, was also injured, the police said. According to Director General of Police (DGP) Dinkar Gupta, Baba Balwinder Singh, the Nihang head, was the main perpetrator of attack. He had come to the market with four others in a Tata Zenon vehicle.

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