As the man kept firing away, Verma called up the police chief of Mohali, Kuldeep Singh Chahal, who advised him to keep driving. The singer and his friend are out of danger and an investigation into the incident has now been launched, police told ANI. Initial reports had suggested that the singer was shot in the leg by the assailants after he had sent his bodyguard home.
Parmish Verma came to fame after his song "Gaal Nahin Kadhnai".
Interestingly, the police is yet to take an action on Dhahan for his post, with sources telling Hindustan Times that they would "go according to their own investigation".
Both Sampat Nehra, among Chandigarh's most-wanted criminals, and Dilpreet Singh, who figures among Punjab Police's A-category gangsters, took to social media and claimed to be behind the shooting.
A gangster named Dilpreet has, however, claimed responsibility for the attack on his Facebook account.
In the post, the gangster also said that the singer had a choice of whether he wanted to "listen to others". Dhahan uploaded a status on his Facebook page with a picture of himself holding a pistol along with picture of Verma with a cross drawn on it. The gangster also said that Verma was "lucky to be alive".
The TOI report also states that Singh is an accused in another murder in Chandigarh where he along with two other people had shot and killed a sarpanch of a village in April 2017 in sector 38.
The singer's popular 'Gaal Ni Kadni' song has over 118 million views on YouTube.