Jaipur : Constable Sohan Singh, who played an important role in gunning down gangster Anandpal Singh and had sustained bullet injury was Friday airlifted to Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon.
Doctors at SMS Hospital in Jaipur, where the Rajasthan Police’s emergency response team (ERT) commando was undergoing treatment, said Singh developed an infection that was unresponsive to medicines.
Health minister Kali Charan Saraf said the decision to shift Singh to Gurgaon was taken following chief minister Vasundhara Raje’s directions.
SMS Hospital’s superintendent Dr DS Meena said the police commando was brought to hospital on June 25, a day after the late night encounter, with bullet injury in his spinal cord. “He later developed an infection in the lungs. The infection is not fatal but a medical board formed to monitor his treatment decided to send him to a better health facility,” Meena said.
The superintendent said the infection was resistant to treatment.
After the decision to shift him out of SMS Hospital was taken, state government coordinated with the Union health ministry and sought an air ambulance to take Singh to Gurgaon.
Home secretary Deepak Upreti, director general of police Manoj Bhatt, additional DG of armed battalions OP Galhotra, Jaipur police commissioner Sanjay Agarwal and top officers of the special operations group (SOG), including inspector general MN Dinesh, were present at the SMS Hospital to ensure smooth movement of the commando to Jaipur airport.