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Gangster Dilpreet rushed back to hospital after being sent to police remand

Police said the gangster complained of pain in his leg and was also showing withdrawal symptoms.

punjab Updated: Jul 14, 2018 18:41 IST
HT Correspondents
HT Correspondents
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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Gangster Dilpreet Singh being shifted to an ambulance at the PGIMER to be taken to the Chandigarh district courts on Friday. He was admitted to the GMCH, Sector 32, in the evening.(HT Photo)

Hours after a local court sent gangster Dilpreet Singh Dhahan, alias Baba, to two-day police remand on being discharged from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) on Friday afternoon, he was hospitalised once again on complaining of acute pain in his leg.

Dhahan, who was arrested following a shootout in Sector 43 on Monday, was first taken to Government Multi Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, from where he was referred and admitted to Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, in the evening.

Deputy superintendent of police (DSP, south) Harjit Kaur said: “Dilpreet complained of pain in his leg after he was discharged from the PGIMER. Now, he has again been hospitalised.”

Sources said the gangster had complained of pain even while being taken to court. Later, he was taken to the Sector-36 police station, where he reportedly showed withdrawal symptoms. Dilpreet is a drug addict.

“Dilpreet was getting involuntary seizures when he was taken to police station. Moreover, we need to arrange an attendant to monitor him throughout the day and night as he cannot physically move and go to the washroom,” said a police official, who did not want to be named.

‘Wound not cured yet’

After discharging Dilpreet from the PGIMER in the morning, doctors had claimed that he was still prone to infections as his wound had not been cured properly.

“In such cases, a patient is discharged on the fourth day once a wound recovers. After seven days, a patient is called again to the out-patient department. On the fourteenth day, the patient is called for suture removal and we give the date for second surgery,” said a senior doctor who was dealing with Dilpreet’s case but did not wanted to be named.

On being asked whether Dilpreet was in a condition to be sent to police remand, the doctor said: “His wound must be taken care of. As there are external fixators, the wound is prone to infection. The area where the fixator and skin touches must be cleaned twice a day with saline solution.”

‘Was on stretcher’

Dilpreet was produced in the district courts amid tight security.

Security guards, cops and commandoes were deputed on the rear side of the complex as the ambulance ferrying the gangster arrived there around 2:30pm.

As Dilpreet could not get up from the stretcher due to the leg injury, police filed an application that he couldn’t be produced physically before the magistrate. Allowing the plea, the judicial officer sent the court reader downstairs and got the document signed from the accused.

While seeking his remand, police said they needed to interrogate him to get more details about his gang members and the pistol used by him on the day of shootout.

Meanwhile, Chandiagrh director general of police (DGP) Sanjay Baniwal distributed commendation certificates and cash rewards to 20 crime branch officers who played in role in nabbing the gangster. Dilpreet was arrested in a Punjab Police operation with UT police lending support.

Figuring among 17 most dreaded gangsters of Punjab, Dilpreet is accused of shooting at Punjabi singer Parmish Verma earlier this year and killing a Hoshiarpur sarpanch in Sector 38 last year.

He had been staying in Chandigarh for the past eight months and was using a car robbed in Ludhiana in February last year. During this period, he watched movies, remain admitted at the PGIMER and did shopping.

First Published: Jul 14, 2018 10:18 IST