In some shocking news for the fans of the Punjabi singer Daler Mehndi, the singer was taken in to custody after being sentenced for two years in a 2003 human trafficking case by a court in Patiala. Daler was convicted on March 16, 2018 and was immediately taken in to custody by the Punjab Police.
The 50 year old singer along with his brother Shamsher Singh have been accused of illegally sending people abroad after they were disguised as the members of his troupe by charging them with a hefty amount known as ‘passage money’.
Reports say that the singer and his brother had taken two troupes in 1998 and 1999 during the course of which they were taken to the US as the members of his group and were dropped off illegally. Mehndi was on a trip to the US in the company of an actress and had allegedly dropped off three girls at San Francisco. Another troupe was taken by the brothers to the US in October 1999 in company of other actors and during that trip three boys were dropped off at New Jersey.
Soon after, 35 complaints were charged against the Mehndi brothers of fraud. It was alleged that the brothers had taken passage money from them to migrate them to the US illegally, but had failed to do so. Daler Mehndi has been granted bail.
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