This is some straight-up gangsta sh*t. Location weddings may well be the rage, but when you can’t get to a wedding hall because you are in Jail. Then the wedding has to come to you. Murder-convict and a much-wanted gangster Mandeep Singh alias Dhruv got married on the premises of Nabha Jail on Wednesday.
The wedding took place only after the Punjab and Haryana high court order jail officials to arrange for the matrimonial ritual in Nabha. Earlier, when the 35–year–old was not granted leave to get married. Mandeep’s bride to be was so distraught he was not allowed to leave – ending up marrying a picture of him!
The court allowed eight guests to attend the wedding. The jail administration was asked to make preparations in the jail gurdwara. Security was put in place in order to conduct the ceremony for which the court granted 6 hours time.
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Dhruv is associated with Shera Khubban gang led by Gurpreet Singh Sekhon. He is currently lodged in the same jail, Sekhon has been accused of masterminding a jail-break in 2016 with 5 other inmates. Fears that Mandeep was using the wedding as a rouse to escape were a contributing factor to the wedding happening inside the jail. Mandeep had killed the sarpanch of his village in Nabha and also his gunman in 2010 for which he is serving a life term.
Dhruv’s mother and cousins attended the ceremony. His father has passed away and the rest of his family have settled abroad. From the bride’s side. Her mother and brother performed the rituals. However, no media person was provided access to the place of the wedding.
When, for the second time, Dhruv applied to get married, the court again rejected the appeal. The police warned the court that the gangster may use the chance to escape. But when Dhruv’s lawyer apprised the court about his bride marrying his photo, the court directed the jail administration to make arrangements for his wedding in jail.
However, another hitch presented itself when Dhruv’s mother said the wedding could only take place at a holy place, not jail. Upon this, jail officials informed the court that the jail had a gurdwara too. This settled the matter and the wedding was scheduled.
As to how, when and where Dhruv met the girl also remains a mystery. No information was forthcoming from the lawyer.