MUMBAI: Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam was assaulted during a concert on Monday. The son of Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) group MLA has been accused of assaulting Sonu Nigam. It is alleged that during a concert in Chembur area, he was manhandled and abused allegedly by Shiv Sena (UBT) members.
A case has been filed for wrongful restraint and voluntarily causing hurt, police said.
However, Suprada Phaterpekar, a member of the Maharashtra State Commission for Women, identified herself as the organiser of the Chembur festival and said her team has apologised to Nigam. In a tweet, she said it was her brother who was trying to take a selfie with the singer. She also appealed to people not to believe those trying to politicise the incident.
My brother wanted to click a selfie with Sonu Nigam, & when he was doing so, there was a dispute b/w him & Sonu Nigam’s bodyguard. It was just a fan moment gone wrong. We later apologized to Sonu Nigam as well: Suprada Phaterpekar, sister of Swapnil Phaterpekar https://t.co/aMmqHN83lK pic.twitter.com/7UccAo6VbO— ANI (@ANI) February 21, 2023
“The incident occurred when Sonu Nigam was leaving the stage after his live performance at the Chembur festival. He was stopped from behind by someone. When two people accompanying the singer tried to move him aside, the man pushed them down the steps. This led to one of them sustaining injuries,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Hemraj Singh Rajput.
The man who has been charged in the incident is Swapnil Phaterpekar, the DCP said.
Shri Sonu Nigam is unhurt. On behalf of the organisation team, we have officially apologised to Sonu sir & his team for the unpleasant incident.— Suprada Phaterpekar (@suprada17) February 20, 2023
Please donot believe any baseless rumours and those who are trying to politicize the matter. ( 3/3 )
Along with this, Suprada Phaterpekar said that a person fell from the stage during the argument. We took him to the hospital and then Sonu Nigam went to the police. He said that there is nothing to do politics, it was not related to Azaan or loudspeaker issue. My brother will cooperate with the police.