Zubeen Garg booked for allegedly abusing Bharat Ratna award

A video clip was surfaced on net which showed noted Assamese singer Zubeen Garg allegedly abusing India’s highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna award. Following this an FIR was registered against the Assamese singer. Zubeen spoke his heart out in the video after Assamese legendary musician Bhupen Hazarika was awarded with Bharat Ratna posthumously.

Satya Ranjan Borah, a Bharatiya Janata Party functionary in Assam, has lodged an FIR in Lanka, Hojai district against the singer. People of Assam are celebrating the highest honour given to their late singer and Zubeen Garg seems unpleasant.

“We have registered an FIR and investigating the short audio clip said to be in Garg’s voice. In the viral clip, the Bharat Ratna has been abused,” Hojai’s Superintendent of Police, Ankur Jain, said, as reported by HT.

The official however, confirmed that police is yet to recover the video clip in which the singer abused the award.

Before abusing Bharat Ratna, Zubeen Garg, publicly opposed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, and wrote a new song in protest to the BJP’s run central government’s move. The lines of his new song says ‘Politics na karibo Bandhu...(do not do politics my friend).

Incidentally, in 2016 Assembly elections in Assam, Garg contributed to the big win in Assam. The singer sang BJP’s campaign song. However, later he offered to return the money he was paid and wrote an open letter to the chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.