Singer Zubeen Garg gets three months jail for slapping minor

Assamese and Bollywood singer Zubeen Garg was sentenced to three months jail term for slapping a minor. Above all, he was fined for Rs 5000. The case dates back to 2013 when the ‘Gangster’ singer allegedly slapped the son of an advocate, named Arup Borbora, for smoking in public.

Following the incident the victim’s father Arup Borbora, who is a senior lawyer of the state, lodged an FIR with the police.

According to internal sources, the singer will now appeal the decision of the session court to Gauhati High Court.

Speaking on the same, his advocate Junmoni Devi told ANI, "This case was filed under three IPC sections- 323, 341 and 506. He has been proved not guilty under section 341; he has been sentenced to three months jail and penalty of 5000 rupees under sections 323 and 506. We have accepted the judgement with respect and have planned to appeal before the Higher Court, which is, Sessions Judge Court."