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Posted at: Jul 12, 2018, 2:23 AM; last updated: Jul 12, 2018, 5:40 PM (IST)

Gangster Dilpreet gets private room, PGI cites security

Mohit Khanna

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 11

While a common man has to struggle for a private room at the PGI, gangster Dilpreet Singh, who was shot at on the thigh, managed to get one easily. Normally, the waiting period for a private room stretches up to nearly two months. The paucity of private rooms also leads to delay in surgeries at the PGI.

According to the PGI authorities, the gangster was shifted to a private room due to security reasons. Sources said the move of shifting Dilpreet to a private room was taken following inputs that attempts could be made to free him while he was undergoing treatment.

The security has also been beefed up around the room where Dilpreet is undergoing treatment. At least six cops are manning the room where he has been kept.

He was operated upon on Tuesday following which he was shifted to a private room. A doctor said Dilpreet was expected to stay in the hospital for 10 days. However, in case infection in the wound spreads, the treatment could stretch to over a month.Dilpreet suffered an open fracture due to the bullet injury because of which there are high chances of an infection. “Doctors will decide on whether to fix a plate or not only after ensuring that the wound is not infected .  He will most likely not be able to walk properly for a few months,” said  sources. On July 9, Dilpreet was rushed to the PGI after sustaining a bullet  injury on his thigh during an exchange of fire near the Sector 43 bus stand. 

Police visit PGI, grill gangster 

A special team of the police, including a DSP, visited the PGI to question gangster Dilpreet Singh. The team visited the PGI around 9.30 pm and spent over an hour at the hospital. Sources said the police questioned him about his drug network and his accomplices who had helped him in  carrying out an attack on singer Permish Verma. He was also questioned about people who were involved with him in making ransom calls. The sources said Dilpreet was also questioned whether he had received ransom from Parmish Verma or any other singer.


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