Punjab policemen to wear Harjeet Singh’s name on chest #MainBhiHarjeetSingh
Chandigarh, 27 April: Expressing solidarity with the COVID-19 warrior policeman whose hand was severed and reimplanted in a clash while imposing curfew restrictions to contain the spread of coronavirus, Punjab Police chief Dinkar Gupta on Monday asked the men in uniform to wear his name on their chests proudly for the day.
“Let’s show everyone that any attack on policemen and doctors, fighting COVID-19 on the frontlines, like SI Harjeet Singh, will unite India together as one,” Gupta informed in a tweet.
“In solidarity with SI Harjeet and all warriors, I urge you all to wear his name proudly on your chests today. #MainBhiHarjeetSingh,” he added.
Assistant Sub Inspector Harjeet Singh, whose left hand was severed in a clash by Nihang Sikhs in Patiala on April 12, has been promoted to the rank of Sub Inspector (SI) in recognition of his exemplary courage, while three other police personnel involved in the incident have been awarded the Director General’s Commendation Disc.
His hand was successfully reimplanted in an eight-hour surgery by doctors at the PGI Hospital in Chandigarh.
Harjeet Singh is still undergoing treatment in the PGI.