A case has been registered in this regard adding that investigation was underway.
Verma and his friend were on their way back home in Mohali from Elante mall after attending a promotional event.
Later in the day, a gangster Dilpreet Singh Dhaha owed up to the shooting and bragged about it on his Facebook profile. The two were admitted to a multi-specialty hospital in Mohali. It stopped in front of his auto near Sector 74 of Mohali and fired shots at him.
Verma's song "Gaal Nahin Kadhnai" which was released past year have been viewed over 118 million times on YouTube. According to police reports, the popular singer was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital in Mohali, where he is now undergoing treatment.
In the post, the gangster said that Verma had "tried his best to escape, but eventually suffered". He updated his Facebook status with a picture of himself holding a gun and a cross against Verma's face. The post has been shared over 1,100 times.
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In the post, the gangster also said the singer had a choice of whether he wanted to "listen to others". Police also claim that Dilpreet took to crime to avenge an assault in the village, but now has links with the Vicky Gounder gang.
After the gangster's Facebook status emerged, police officials said they would investigate the incident from this angle as well.
News agency IANS also said that Mr Verma will likely be provided with police protection after the shooting.
Parmish Verma is a famous Punjabi singer with his smash hit "Gaal ni kadni" having been viewed over 118 million times on YouTube.