Whilst Mumbai Police on Tuesday booked Swapnil P. Phaterpekar, the son of Shiv Sena (UBT) MLA Prakash Phaterpekar, for the assault on playback singer Sonu Nigam on Monday night time, the Indian Singers Rights Affiliation (ISRA) condemned the incident, which emerged because the second selfie associated matter in per week.
ISRA CEO Sanjay Tandon stated that they’re deeply aggrieved to know concerning the severe assault on Nigam and his staff after the Chembur Competition 2023 on Monday night time.
“All singers of the nation are in shock and are involved about this… We request the Maharashtra authorities and legislation enforcement businesses to take severe be aware of the matter and take a look at to make sure that such incidents usually are not repeated with any singer/artiste in any respect,” Tandon stated whereas speaking concerning the assault on Sonu Nigam.
Earlier on Tuesday, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone VI), Hemrajsingh Rajput, stated that the incident occurred when Sonu Nigam was popping out of a live performance in Chembur late on Monday night time.
“After the live performance, Nigam was coming down from the stage when an individual named Swapnil P. Phaterpekar stopped him for a selfie. When Nigam refused, he pushed the singer and two others from the steps, with one sustaining harm. We’ve got booked just one accused (Swapnil Phaterpekar) for the incident… The opposite volunteers got here to the help of Nigam who was taken away from there safely,” Rajput stated.
Swapnil Phaterpekar, President of Sanskar Pratisthan with an MBA diploma from London and Mumbai, allegedly ran after Nigam for clicking a selfie when the jostling befell at round 11.30 p.m., however was stopped by his safety personnel.
His sister, Suprada Phaterpekar, who’s a member of Maharashtra State Fee for Girls, stated that when Nigam was being ushered off the stage after his efficiency, Swapnil tried to take a selfie with him.
“Because of the rush, a commotion ensued. The one that fell was taken to the Zen Hospital and was discharged after examination, Sonu Nigam was unharmed,” she stated.
“On behalf of the organising staff, we have now formally apologised to Sonu Nigam and his staff for the disagreeable incident. Please don’t imagine any baseless rumours and people who are attempting to politicise the matter,” Suprada stated.
Swapnil’s father Prakash MLA Phaterpekar admitted that what occurred was incorrect however contended that it was not a deliberate assault, however he felt responsible over the matter and tendered an apology on behalf of his son to the singer.
Sonu Nigam later complained to the police, which lodged a case in opposition to Swapnil by invoking numerous sections of the Indian Penal Code.
That is the second selfie-related incident that has rattled celebs in Mumbai, coming barely per week after the assault on India cricketere Prithvi Shaw wherein his car was broken outdoors a five-star lodge late on February 15.
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