It stopped in front of his auto near Sector 74 of Mohali and fired shots at him. "Cyber experts of the district police are trying to find the from where the post was uploaded and whether it is authentic or it was an attempt to distract the police investigation", he reportedly added.
The "Gaal Ni Kadni" singer was shot at late on Friday when he was heading home from Chandigarh's Elante Mall in his Toyota Fortuner SUV with a friend. "A bullet hit his leg", said Mohali Senior Superintendent of Police Kuldeep Chahal.
The singer and his friend were both rushed to Fortis Hospital in Mohali soon after. He is reportedly out of danger.
In a Facebook post, the gangster said that Mr Verma had "tried his best to escape, but eventually suffered". "(I, Dilpreet Singh Dhahan, want to tell everyone that I am behind the shooting of Parmish Verma)", the post which has been shared 41 times, read.
At around 4 am a few hours after the shooting, Dilpreet Singh Dhahan, a local gangster, took to social media to claim responsibility for the shooting.
The gangster also said that Mr Verma was "lucky to be alive". Sources also said that another gang, Sampat Nehra group, had also claimed responsibility for the attack and that as per initial investigations, their claim appeared to be stronger than Dhahan's. On April 9, 2017, he was caught on camera shooting at Hoshiarpur sarpanch Satnam Singh, alias Bittu, 38, outside a gurdwara in Sector 38 (West), Chandigarh.
Parmish is emerging fast in Punjabi industry these days and has garnered a lot of popularity with songs such as "Gaal Ni Kadni" and "Shada".