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Singer Gursewak Mann held for misbehaviour
October 10, 2006 16:07 IST
Punjabi pop singer Gursewak Mann was on Tuesday arrested after a girl alleged he held her as his friend and clicked her photograph with a mobile phone outside the women's toilet in a hotel on Saturday night.
Police officials said Mann was arrested on charges of outraging the modesty of a woman after he surrendered in Panchkula to Investigating Officer Inspector Surjeet Singh of the Criminal Investigation Agency, which is probing the matter.
Mann's friend, whose identity was not disclosed, was arrested along with him and they were booked under various sections of the IPC related to outraging the modesty of a woman.
Following the complaint against the singer by the girl Neha Thakur, a resident of Himachal Pradesh who is attending coaching classes for IAS in Chandigarh, police went to search Mann's house at Mohali in Punjab on Sunday but found it locked.
A senior police officer said Mann will be questioned regarding the incident in North Park resort near Panchkula.
Police are also trying to recover his camera mobile phone.
Thakur's friend Prabhjot Singh, some members of the hotel staff and others present at a party held at the hotel when the alleged incident occurred at 1.30 am on Sunday were questioned by police and their statements recorded.
Police also visited the scene on Sunday.
The hotel's discotheque had opened last week and Thakur had gone there with Singh when the alleged incident occurred.
She alleged that when she was coming out of the toilet, Mann's friend took photos with the singer's mobile phone camera. When she objected, the duo had a scuffle with her.
Mann, however, told police on Sunday that his friend was photographing him in the corridor where the toilet is located.
He also told police that the toilet's door was open at the time.
Police investigations have revealed a medical examination of Thakur and Singh stated that she was normal, but he was under the influence of alcohol.