Police officer dies of COVID-19 in Punjab’s Ludhiana

On Friday, the state government had given its go-ahead for conducting plasma therapy on the officer

Anil Kohli, COVID-19
ACP Anil Kohli had tested positive for coronavirus a few days ago | Photo: Punjab Police

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.


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)

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