Zubeen Garg Gets Three Months Imprisonment for Slapping Minor

The Chief Judicial Magistrate's court pronounced Garg guilty of physically assaulting the teenager at Zoo Road area of Guwahati in 2013

Musical heartthrob Zubeen Garg was on Friday sentenced to three months imprisonment by a local court here on charge of assaulting a minor. The court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate pronounced Garg guilty of physically assaulting the teenager at Zoo Road area of Guwahati in 2013.

He has been sentenced to three months of imprisonment and slapped with Rs 5,000 fine.

The case was of 2013 for Garg slapping the son of lawyer Arup Borbora. A case to this effect was registered at Geeta Nagar police station in the city. 

Borbora lodged a complaint against the singer at the Geetanagar police station charging him with criminal intimidation.

According to Borbora, Zubeen had beat up his minor son - who is a fan of the singer - for no reason when the latter tried to meet the singer personally.

The case was of 2013 for Garg slapping the son of lawyer Arup Borbora. A case to this effect was registered at Geeta Nagar police station in the city

Zubeen, however, had defended his stand saying that he slapped the boy for smoking in his presence.
Singer Zubeen Garg at CJM Court in Guwahati on Friday.
Image: Singer Zubeen Garg at CJM Court in Guwahati on Friday.


The court, granted the bail plea of the popular singer.

Zubeen's counsel Jonmoni Debi Khaond later told reporters that the singer would move a higher court against the verdict.

Meanwhile, Borbora, the father of the minor, has welcomed the verdict.

Social media appeared deeply split over the court ruling. Posts for and against the order circulated in almost equal number. Some welcomed the order while others said that that Zubeen was not trying to harm the boy.

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