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Craze for fancy mobiles turned Punjabi songwriter into snatcher: Cops

He has a craze for fancy mobile phones and wants to lead a lavish lifestyle. And he owns 40 acres at his native village in Faridkot district of Punjab. Then, he is also a Punjabi songwriter.

punjab Updated: Oct 07, 2016 09:22 IST
HT Correspondent
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Harkirat Singh Mann(HT Photo)

He has a craze for fancy mobile phones and wants to lead a lavish lifestyle. And he owns 40 acres at his native village in Faridkot district of Punjab. Then, he is also a Punjabi songwriter.

Now, the UT police have named him as an accused in a snatching case. Harkirat Singh Mann (20) was arrested on Wednesday for snatching a mobile phone from a girl in a Sector 21 park on August 10.

He is learnt to have told the police that he along with his friend, Gurpreet Singh (25), also from Faridkot, had come to Sector 21 Chandigarh where they got a Reliance Jio SIM.

After getting the SIM, they saw a girl walking around in a park and allegedly planned to rob her of her mobile phone.

DSP (crime) Pawan Kumar said it was Gurpreet who went to the park to snatch the phone whereas Harkirat remained in the car. Gurpreet returned within a few minutes with the snatched phone, DSP Kumar said.

Kumar said the two are addicts and they committed snatching just for fun. Harkirat’s father is working as a clerk with the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) in Muktsar district of Punjab.

On August 10, the police received information that someone in a Maruti Ciaz had snatched a mobile phone from a girl who could not note down the registration number.

A case was registered. The DSP said the accused inserted the SIM card in the mobile phone, helping them trace him. Inspector Amanjot Singh said the two had been arrested at a naka in Sector 19.

FOREIGN DREAMS

A Class-12 pass out, Harkirat received IELTS coaching in Chandigarh. He is getting training in singing from Jagraon. He has written a popular Punjabi song “Ik yaaro Bullet vi hoya lakh da, duja petrol vi mehnga ho gaya” for singer Jassimran Singh Keer. “Surme de Wang” is his another song he wrote.