Singer Daler Mehndi gets two years in jail in human trafficking case

Carla Harmon
March 16, 2018

Mehandi, who started off his career as shahbad singer at a Gurudwara, and his brother were sentenced to two years of imprisonment.

Singer Daler Mehndi was sentenced to two years in jail after he was convicted by a court in Patiala in a 2003 illegal immigration case.

Daler and his brother, Shamsher Singh, had been accused of illegally sending people overseas disguised as members of his troupe by charging hefty "passage money".

In 2003, one Bakshish Singh of Punjab's Balbehra village lodged a complaint alleging the accused duped him with the promise of sending him overseas.

Now, we don't know what the truth behind this story is, but be sure that you will hear it here FIRST when it's out. The brothers allegedly had taken two troupes in 1998 and 1999 during the course of which 10 people were taken to the U.S as group members and "dropped off" illegally.

The case was registered in 2003 in Patiala. According to some reports, Mehndi had traveled to United States with an actress and had illegally dropped two girls in San Francisco.

Police in Patalia had registered a case against the brothers but a further 35 complaints of fraud were lodged against them. He was soon arrested after the conviction but he got bail immediately. Documents, including the case files of those who had paid passage money, were found. However, the court dismissed the petitions saying that the singer should be prosecuted given the fact that there were enough evidence against him.

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