Former IPL player detained for driving car into Andheri Railway platform

On Monday, as the players from all across the globe were glued to the television screens, watching the Indian Premier League (IPL) auctions, once upon a time young sensation Harmeet Singh was detained by Mumbai Police.

Harmeet allegedly, drove his car straight into the platform at the Andheri railway station in the early hours of Monday.   -  k. pichumani

At times, life can well be one big puzzle. And, no one knows it better than Harmeet Singh. On Monday, as the players from all across the globe were glued to the television screens, watching the Indian Premier League (IPL) auctions, once upon a time young sensation Harmeet Singh was detained by Mumbai Police.

A member of the India’s U-19 winning team, which won the World Cup in 2012, Harmeet allegedly, drove his car straight into the platform at the Andheri railway station in the early hours of Monday. The incident occurred around 7:15 am when his vehicle suddenly came speeding on the platform, which was filled with commuters. While there was panic, Harmeet took control of the car and parked it near the tracks.

The police detained the 24-year-old cricketer, who has played for Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy, for questioning. The police are also conducting an investigation to find out whether he was intoxicated at the time of the incident.

This, however, is not the first time that Harmeet finds himself in the news for wrong reasons. After being picked by the Rajasthan Royals in 2013, he was questioned for his alleged involvement in spot-fixing scandal. Though he was later cleared of any wrongdoing by the court, Harmeet couldn’t leave a mark on the field thereafter.