Punjabi singer Parmish Verma and his friend were shot at by around five unidentified car-borne assailants in Punjab’s Mohali on Friday night, police said on Saturday.
Though the motive behind the attack is yet to be ascertained, police claimed to have found some clues in connection to the case.
The singer, who shot to fame with his song Gaal Nee Kadhnai, was admitted to a private hospital in Mohali with a bullet injury.
The accused used a .30 bore weapon and fired six shots at the singer and his friend Kulwant Singh, police said, adding that he is out of danger.
Meanwhile, a Facebook page, the user of which claimed it belonged to gangster Dilpreet Singh, posted saying that the gangster had opened fire on the singer.
“I, Dilpreet Singh Dhahan, want to inform you all that I opened fire at Parmish. See how you were trying to hide yourself, but today you were caught,” the post read.
Dhahan was an accused in the murder case of a sarpanch (head of a village) in Chandigarh last year.
On the post, the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) said, “It has come to our knowledge today. Investigations are underway.”
Police said a case under relevant sections of the IPC, including attempt to murder, and provisions of the Arms Act has been registered.
“Some unidentified persons fired shots at Parmish last night at Sector 91 in Mohali when he was returning home. A bullet hit his leg,” Kuldeep Chahal, SSP, said.
“He [the singer] called me up at last night that somebody opened fire at him. We immediately reached there. He received a bullet injury to his leg,” Chahal said.
The singer, who was driving the vehicle, and his friend were returning home from a mall in Chandigarh when an SUV intercepted them and waylaid their car.
“Five persons in the vehicle opened fire at us. One bullet hit my knee and another hit Parmish’s knee. Then we accelerated our vehicle, but they continued firing at us. It resulted in damaging of windows of our vehicle,” Chahal in his statement to the police.
Police said the motive behind the attack on the singer and his friend is yet to be ascertained.
Chahal said that police had got some clues and CCTV footage to trace the accused.
Police have tightened the security in Mohali and launched a drive to check vehicles after the incident.