Former Indian Premier League player Harmeet Singh, who also represented Mumbai in the Ranji trophy, was arrested on Monday (February 20) for having driven his car onto platform No.1 of Andheri station, in north-west Mumbai.
The incident occurred around 7:20 am on Monday morning, which caused severe chaos and inconvenience to passengers during peak hours, following which, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) confiscated his car and arrested the cricketer. A senior official confirmed the news, adding that he was booked under sections 147 (trespass), 145 (b) (commits nuisance and act of indecency), 154 (endangering safety of passengers) and other relevant provisions of the Railway Act.
“He is said to have brought the car on to the platform from a road, which has been laid to bring in raw material for construction work at the station,” an official of the Andheri RPF, said.
“He is from Punjab. He lives in [the northern Mumbai suburb of] Malad. He seems new to Mumbai. As of now it looks like he did it by mistake. We see no other reason behind it. He has been arrested,” he added.
Former Indian U-19 player & part of Mumbai Ranji team Harmeet Singh drove his car to Andheri station.Not sure what this spinner was thinking pic.twitter.com/yjK5iUMiQD
— Abhishek Shekhawat (@abhi07cricket) February 20, 2017
Singh made his debut in first class cricket for Mumbai in Ranji trophy. Presently, he is representing Jammu and Kashmir in the Ranji Trophy.
His name had also cropped up in the list of players, who were allegedly approached for spot-fixing, given to police by a bookie.
The bookie, however, had said that because of Singh’s young age the idea to approach him was dropped.