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Assam: Nobody should pull Zubeen Garg into politics for vested interest, says Himanta Biswa

Assam Health, Education and Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on August 13th, 2020, said nobody should pull Zubeen Garg into politics for vested interest.

“We don’t want to see Zubeen in any party. We don’t want to see him raising voice against the government or in favour of the government. We should not pull him into politics. He should stay as torch bearer of the art and culture of the state. We should not use him for vested interest. No one can be second Zubeen Garg and hence we should stay away from pulling him to controversy,” the minister said.

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Meanwhile, he said that the Commissioner of Police, Guwahati, has been directed to investigate the Zubeen Garg attack incident. “CP has been directed to arrest the miscreants who attacked singer Zubeen Garg as soon as possible,” he added.  

Also read: Assam: Singer Zubeen Garg attacked in Guwahati by unidentified miscreants, FIR lodged

Popular singer and heartthrob of the young generation Zubeen Garg was attacked by unidentified miscreants in the wee hours of August 13th, 2020. The incident took place near Ganeshguri at around 12.40 am while Zubeen was travelling to his residence located at Bhagadattapur, Kahilipara in the city from Red AV studio at Zoo Road Tiniali.

The singer lodged an FIR with the Dispur police in the matter. As per the FIR, a vehicle bearing registration number AS01 BY 0675 (Maurti CIAZ) had overtaken Zubeen’s vehicle at Ganesh Mandir near Ganeshguri from where six people were there.

“They (the miscreants) hurled abusive and made derogatory remarks against me. They had beer bottles in their hands. They used un-parliamentary words when I tried to defend myself,” Zubeen stated in the FIR.

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