Famend singer Zubeen Garg at the moment alleged he was threatened and verbally abused by unknown folks on the intervening night time of Wednesday and Thursday and filed a First Info Report (FIR) within the matter this afternoon at Dispur police station in Assam.
Zubeen Garg, who was one of many strongest voices within the protest towards the Citizenship Modification Act within the state, not too long ago earned a number of haters after he was declared as Assam Agriculture Ministry’s model ambassador.
Within the FIR, he mentioned that the accused, a minimum of six in quantity, overtook his automobile whereas he was returning house from a studio at round 12.40 am Thursday. Mr Garg was accompanied by his driver and two safety officers offered by the state authorities.
A minimum of six folks with beer bottles of their hand had been within the automobile – a white Maruti Ciaz, the FIR said. Mr Garg has talked about the registration variety of the automobile in his criticism.
“They (the accused) used abusive language and made derogatory remarks towards me. That they had beer bottles of their arms. They used unparliamentary phrases once I tried to defend myself,” he mentioned within the FIR.
The six folks had been drunk they usually additionally “manhandled” Mr Garg with beer bottles, he added in his criticism, PTI reported.
Mr Garg is without doubt one of the most well-known singers within the state and has sung a lot of Hindi, Bengali and Assamese songs.
Commenting on the incident, Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed information company PTI, “We condemn the assault. We now have instructed the police commissioner to take crucial motion.”
“Investigation is on and with all the small print offered, we are going to quickly arrest the culprits,” Guwahati police commissioner MP Gupta mentioned.
When requested if the singer violated COVID-19 protocol by travelling throughout curfew hours, Mr Gupta informed PTI that it is going to be investigated as nicely.
“We glance into that additionally. We’ll see if he had any permission to journey throughout curfew hours.”
Curfew from 6 pm to six am is imposed throughout Assam together with full lockdown on Saturday and Sunday to stop the unfold of the coronavirus.
(With inputs from PTI)