FIR against Assamese singer Zubeen Garg

  • PTI, Morigaon, Assam
  • Updated: Aug 17, 2015 15:20 IST
Zubeen Garg, known for his hit Hindi number Ya Ali from Gangster, has sung in 40 languages including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, Odia, Bengali, Marathi, Nepali, English, Bodo and Karbi. (ZUBEENsOFFICIAL/Facebook)

An FIR has been filed against popular Assamese singer Zubeen Garg, known for his hit song Ya Ali from Kangana Ranaut-starrer Gangster, for allegedly showing disrespect to the national flag on Independence Day. Raju Mahanta, RTI activist of Morigaon district in Assam, alleged Zubeen hoisted the Tricolour wearing half pants and did not sing the national anthem and instead crooned a song inappropriate for the occasion at his residence on August 15.

A photo of the singer, hoisting the Tricolour, was posted on his Facebook page, the FIR added. Police registered the FIR under case number 502/15 (containing defamatory matter) against the singer, who could not be contacted for his reaction.

Watch Ya Ali sung by Zubeen Garg here:

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