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Simranjit Singh Mann
Indian politician

Simranjit Singh Mann

Simranjit Singh Mann
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Intro Indian politician
Is Politician
From India
Field Politics
Gender male
Birth 20 May 1945
Age 77 years
Star sign Taurus
Politics Shiromani Akali Dal
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Biography

Simranjit Singh Mann (born 20 May 1945) is a Sikh politician from Punjab. He is president of the Sikh political party Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar). Mann is a two time Member of Parliament, winning from Taran Tarn in 1989 and Sangrur in 1999. He has been arrested or detained some 30 times but he has never been convicted.

Background

Born at Shimla in 1945, he comes from a political family. His father, Lt. Col. Joginder Singh Mann, was a speaker of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha (also known as Punjab Legislative Assembly) in 1967. He is married to Geetinder Kaur Mann. Mann's wife and Capt. Amarinder Singh's wife Preneet Kaur are sisters.

He was educated at the Bishop Cotton School, Shimla and Government College Chandigarh. He was a gold medalist in subject "History".

He has one son, Emaan Singh, and two daughters, Pavit Kaur and Nanki Kaur. Some news agencies also spell his son's name as Imaan Singh Mann. His son is also a politician.

Indian Police Service

He had appeared for Central Services Examination in 1966 and subsequently he joined Indian Police Services in 1967 and he was allocated "Punjab Cadre". He worked on several Indian Police Service positions, including Assistant Superintendent of Police Ludhiana, Senior Superintendent of Police Ferozepur, Senior Superintendent of Police Faridkot, Inspector-General of Police Railways, Patiala, Deputy Director of Vigilance Bureau Chandigarh, Commandant of Panjab Armed Police and Group Commandant of Industrial Security Force Bombay. He also served as Assistant Deputy Commissioner Governor of Punjab. To protest against Indian Government troops attack (also known as Operation Blue Star) on Golden Temple he resigned from Indian Police Service on 18 June 1984.

Political career

In 1984, he resigned his post as Commandant of the Central Industrial Security Force in Bombay in protest of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and attack on the most sacred shrine Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) during Operation Blue Star, which was carried out by the Indian army, and was detained. Mann was charged, among other things, with conspiracy to assassinate Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

He was elected in absentia to India's Parliament by an overwhelming mandate in the State of Punjab, and unconditionally released "in the interests of the State", with all charges dropped, after five years in prison, in November 1989. He was denied an Indian passport on the grounds that he was "threat to the security and integrity of India". Mann was denied entry into the Indian Parliament when he insisted on carrying a sword with him, refusing to exchange it for an allowable smaller Kirpan.

In May 1993, while campaigning in support of a candidate during the Jalandhar by-elections, a gunman attempted to assassinate Mann. No one was charged in the crime.

On 3 November 1999, after Mann was elected to the Indian Parliament, Punjab and Haryana High Court ordered the Union of India and the Passport Office in Chandigarh to issue a passport to Mann.

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