Singer Daler Mehndi gets bail in 2003 human trafficking case

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday granted relief to singer Daler Mehndi who was in jail in a 2003 human trafficking case.

Singer Daler Mehndi, who was in jail in a 2003 human trafficking case, was given bail by the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday.

The singer was lodged in Patiala jail after a court on July 14 sentenced him to two years in jail, pronouncing him guilty of illegally sending people abroad disguised as members of his troupe.

2003 HUMAN TRAFFICKING CASE

The case dates back to 2003 and a total of 31 cases have been filed against Daler Mehndi and his brother Shamsher Singh. Patiala Police booked the Mehndi brothers on a complaint filed by a person named Bakshish Singh, who alleged that the brothers had taken ‘passage money’ to help them migrate to the US illegally but failed to do so. Furthermore, the complainant also alleged that the singer had taken money for taking him to Canada.

The singer was sentenced to two years in jail on March 16, 2018, by a Patiala court but was later released on bail.

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