Mumbai Police Arrest Man for Assaulting Sonu Nigam During a Live Concert

Guwahati: A man has been arrested in connection with a reported altercation that occurred during Sonu Nigam’s live performance in Mumbai on Monday night for voluntarily inflicting harm, wrongful restraint and other changes.

On the basis of the singer’s complaint, Bombay Police filed a case under IPC sections 323 (Punishment for Voluntarily Causing Harm), 231 (Wrongful Retention) and 337 (Causing Harm by Act Endangering Life or Personal Safety of Others).

DCP Hemrajsingh Rajput said, “After live concert, Sonu Nigam was coming down from stage when a man held him. After objection he pushed Sonu Nigam and two other men with himfrom the steps, one of those two men sustained injuries. Accused’s name is Swapnil Phaterpekar.”

The incident took place at a live performance by Sonu Nigam in Mumbai’s Chembur area.

After the event, he went to the Chembur Police Station to submit a complaint which prompted the police to open an investigation.

But no arrests have been made till now.

The culprit is suspected to be the son of a local Legislator.

As per reports, “He allegedly reached out to the singer for a selfie when the scuffle broke out between him and Sonu Nigam’s security.”

Recalling the incident, Singer Sonu Nigam told the reporters, “After the concert, I was coming down from stage when a man held me. Then he pushed Hari & Rabbani who came to save me. Then I fell on steps.”

“Rabbani (the injured one, who accompanied Sonu) could have died today if there were some iron rods lying down. He was pushed in such a way… you could see in the video…Even I was about to fall,” he said.

Sonu further said, “I filed a complaint so that people should think about the consequences when they try to get a selfie or pictures forcefully, there was a commotion, dhakka mukki, arrogance,” he said.

Commenting on reports about the scuffle, DCP Rajput said, “I have talked to Sonuji. Till now, we haven’t found any such evidence. The accused wanted to take a selfie or he may have tried to garner some media attention…We would investigate further to ascertain the cause.”

Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Priyanka Chaturvedi told ANI that local MLA’s son tried to reach out to Sonu Nigam after his performance for a selfie, but Sonu Nigam’s body guard stopped him not knowing his identity.

“Later there was a minor scuffle between Bodyguard and MLA’s son due to which one or two people fell from stage. Meanwhile, MLA’s daughter who is an ex-BMC corporater intervened and they were stopped. Injured were taken to hospital. So it’s not an assault,” Chaturvedi told.

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