In a major controversy, the Assamese singer Zubeen Garg has been charged for allegedly making derogatory remarks on Bharat Ratna,
The criticism is amid the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 in the state.
Incidentally, the same artist also wrote a campaign song that was later credited for the BJP’s win in 2016 assembly elections.
The FIR, filed after an audio clip went viral on social media, says the singer defamed the country’s highest civilian award.
It has not been verified if the voice in the audio clip is of Mr Garg.
Zubeen Garg has been vocal against the BJP over the controversial bill. Earlier this month, the singer demanded that the BJP return the votes it got through his election song during the 2016 elections.