Guwahati: In a shocking incident, miscreants tried to attack prominent Assamese singer Zubeen Garg near the Ganesh Mandir area of Ganeshguri in Guwahati late on Wednesday night. However, timely action by his personal security officers (PSOs) managed to control the situation.
According to reports, the singer was travelling in his car from his Red AV studio at Zoo Road Tiniali towards his residence in Bhagadattapur, Kahilipara, around 12.40 am when a vehicle (Maruti Ciaz, bearing registration number AS 01 BY 0675) followed him and intercepted his vehicle at Ganeshguri.
Altogether, six miscreants, violating all COVID-19 safety protocols, came out of the vehicle and started hurling abuses towards Zubeen Garg. They also allegedly defamed him by using beer bottles. It is also alleged that the driver and his PSOs were also physically assaulted by the miscreants. In the melee, the miscreants managed to flee from the scene.
However, the motive behind the attack is still unknown.
Meanwhile, the popular singer has filed an FIR at Dispur Police Station. When EastMojo tried to contact Himangshu Das, assistant commissioner of police, Dispur Police Station, he refused to comment on the issue.
Recently, Garg was in the news as the state government has proposed to appoint him as the ambassador of agriculture and allied sectors of the state.
It was Garg who was among the front-ranking leaders who stood against the government during the anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) movement in Assam.
However, a section of the people in the state have also severely criticised the singer for meeting Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal separately a few days ago. Assam Rajya Sabha MP Ajit Kumar Bhuyan has also criticised Garg for his alleged closeness towards the ruling party in Assam.
“Zubeen Garg is popular singer but he doesn’t have any social responsibility,” Bhuyan had alleged.