Punjabi Singer Daler Mehndi detained for illegally sending people abroad
The Patiala Court has sentenced Punjabi Pop Singer Daler Mehndi for 2 years Jail term for illegally sending people abroad disguised as members of his troupe by charging hefty “passage money.”
The case was filed by Bakshish Singh in Punjab in 2003 in Patiala Sadar Police Station and soon after that 31 more complaints came up of fraud against two brothers. Bakshish Singh and some other persons stated in their complaint that Mehndi and his brother had taken Rs 1 crore on the pretext of sending them abroad but the deal never materialized. It has been alleged on a trip to US he had “dropped off” three girls at San Francisco and three boys at New Jersey also. Police had also raid the offices of Mehndi Brother’s at Connaught Place in New Delhi and seized their documents which include case files of those who had paid the alleged “passage money”.
In 2006, Patiala Police filed two discharge petitions which were rejected by the court, stating that Daler Mehndi to be innocent, but the court upheld that they have sufficient evidence against them and there is a scope of the investigation and ordered the police to file a fresh challan against them.
Shamsher Singh brother of Daler Mehndi died In October 2017 after suffering from jaundice and Punjabi Pop Singer Daler Mehndi was taken into custody by the Punjab Police soon after his conviction but was soon granted bail.