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Simranjit Singh Mann
Born/Date of Birthday: 20 May 1945
Place of Birth: Shimla, Punjab, British India (present-day Himachal Pradesh, India)
Political party: Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar)
Other political affiliations: Shiromani Akali Dal (until 1991)
Education: B.A. (Hons.) (Gold Medalist)
Educated at: Panjab University, Chandigarh
Profession: Agriculturist & Police Officer
Marital Status: Married
Date of Marriage: 16 Oct 1970
Spouse's Name: Smt. Geetinder Kaur
Children: Emaan Singh, Nanki Kaur, Pavit Kaur
Parents: Late Sardar Joginder Singh Mann, Smt. Gurbachan Kaur
Permanent Address: Quila, S. Harnam Singh, P.O. Tallanian, Distt. Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab- 140406
Tels: (01763)32211/827,52703/730, 9876655005 (M)
Simranjit Singh Mann (born 20 May 1945) is MP from Sangrur constituency. He is the president of the political party Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar). Mann is a three-time MP; once from Taran Tarn between 1989 and 1991, and twice in Sangrur between 1999-2004 and since 2022.
Born at Shimla in 1945, he comes from a military-political background. His father, Lt. Col. Joginder Singh Mann, was a speaker of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha in 1967. He is married to Geetinder Kaur Mann. Mann's wife and Punjab Former CM 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 the subjects of "History", "Punjabi", "Religion" and "Political Science".
He has a son and two daughters.
Indian Police Service
He had appeared for Central Civil Services Examination in 1966, and subsequently joined the Indian Police Service in 1967, and served in the Punjab Cadre of the Service. He served in several positions, including ASP Ludhiana, SSP Ferozepur, SSP Faridkot, AIG GRP Punjab-Patiala division, Deputy Director of Vigilance Bureau Chandigarh, Commandant of Punjab Armed Police and Group Commandant of CISF, Bombay.
As a member of the Indian Police Service, he led a successful crackdown on drug smugglers from Pakistan. Under him, around 7,403 drug smugglers and goons were caught. He had also criticized CM Darbara Singh for his brutal reactions against the peaceful Dharnas of 1981.
He resigned from Indian Police Service on 18 June 1984 in protest of the Operation Blue Star.
In 1984, he resigned from his post as Group Commandant of the CISF in Bombay to protest against 1984 anti-Sikh riots and the attack on the Harmandir Sahib during Operation Blue Star and was detained.
Due to his 1984 Political involvements he won 1989 Lok sabha elections from Tarn Taran (Lok Sabha constituency) with their 6 other candidates on Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) ticket and 3 other candidates also won backed by them. Afterwards he won 1999 Lok Sabha elections from Sangrur Lok Sabha constituency. He also won 1996, 2004 SGPC elections from Bassi Pathana.
Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha
He was elected in absentia to the Lok Sabha representing the constituency of Tarn Taran by an overwhelming majority, and unconditionally released "in the interests of the State" in November 1989, with all charges dropped. By this time he had spent five years in prison.
In 1990, Mann was denied entry into the Sansad Bhavan (Parliament house) when he insisted on bearing a Kirpan into the session, a religious rite in the Sikh Faith. He subsequently resigned his seat in protest.
On 3 November 1999, after Mann was elected to the Lok Sabha by winning in the Sangrur constituency, the Punjab and Haryana High Court ordered the Government of India and the Passport Office in Chandigarh to issue a passport to him.
On 23 March 2004, Prakash Singh Badal accused Mann of running derogatory ads against him and indulging in character assassination.
In the 2022 Punjab Legislative Assembly election, he lost to Jaswant Singh Gajjanmajra of the Aam Aadmi Party in the Amargarh Assembly Constituency.
In June 2022, he won the by-poll for the Sangrur Lok Sabha constituency vacated by then Bhagwant Mann, who went to become Chief Minister of Punjab, Mann won the election by a margin of 5,822 votes. During the election he campaigned for the release of Sikh prisoners.
Mann is a proponent of Khalistan. Every year his supporters gather in the sacred Golden Temple and raise pro-Khalistan slogans. He dedicated his 2022 Lok Sabha election victory to the Khalistan separatist leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale.
In 2007, Mann had called freedom fighter Bhagat Singh, a "petty terrorist". A lawsuit was filed against him, but the prosecution failed to prove its case and he was acquitted by the civil court in 2013. After his release, Mann said, "My acquittal has vindicated my words that Bhagat Singh was a terrorist and not a martyr."
In 2015, he objected to naming the Chandigarh airport after Bhagat Singh and called him a terrorist. He had said, "Bhagat Singh is neither a martyr nor a national hero. He is a terrorist. We are against the naming of Chandigarh International airport as Shaheed-E-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh Airport."
In 2022, he called Bhagat Singh "a terrorist" involved in "terror activities in pre-Independent India". AAP leaders condemned the statement and asked him to apologize.
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