Excessive Court docket stays imprisonment of Daler Mehndi in human trafficking case
CHANDIGARH: In a reduction to singer Daler Mehndi, the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket on Thursday granted keep to the choice of a Patiala Court docket that had sentenced him to 2 years of imprisonment in a 2003 human trafficking case.
He was lodged within the Central Jail in Patiala.
The artist was imprisoned after being given a two-year jail time period on July 14 for illegally transporting individuals overseas whereas they had been performing as members of his band.
Police had registered a case towards the singer, his brother Shamsher Singh — who died in October 2017 — and two others, after it was alleged that the accused took cash from individuals to the tune of Rs 1 crore on the pretext of taking them overseas.
Complainant, Bakhshish Singh, alleged that the deal by no means matured and the accused did not return the cash.
The case was registered in 2003 in Patiala. Daler Mehndi was subsequently arrested however launched on bail after a number of days.
Daler Mehndi’s arrest was fairly controversial at a police station in Patiala in 2003 as he was requested to strip by a number of junior law enforcement officials throughout interrogation. He spent a number of days behind bars earlier than being launched on bail.
His youthful brother, singer Mika, who accompanied him in the course of the give up in 2003, needed to beat a hasty retreat close to the police station when an “organised” mob surrounded their automobiles.