A senior police officer, who was infected with COVID-19 and was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Ludhiana, died on Saturday (April 18).
The deceased was an assistant commissioner of police, Anil Kohli, who has served Punjab Police for over 30 years. “Sad News ACP Anil Kohli passed away. Died of #COVID-19. Was admitted in SPS Hospital Ludhiana,” Ludhiana district public relations office tweeted.
Our brother officer Anil Kohli, ACP Ludhiana, lost his battle against #COVID-19 today afternoon. Anil served Punjab Police and the people of Punjab for over 30 years.
May his soul RIP!
Our prayers are with his family, relatives and all those worked with him. pic.twitter.com/uxaH0Xxyos
— DGP Punjab Police (@DGPPunjabPolice) April 18, 2020
ACP Anil Kohli had tested positive for coronavirus a few days ago. On Friday, the Punjab government had given its go-ahead to the hospital to conduct plasma therapy on the police officer.
Condoling his death, Punjab Police said in a tweet, “Deeply saddened to inform about the demise of our brave colleague ACP Anil Kohli, who was fighting the battle against #Covid19. We all stand together with the bereaved family in this tragic hour.”
(With inputs from agencies)