Daler Mehndi sentenced to two years in jail in human trafficking case

Daler Mehndi sentenced to two years in jail in human trafficking case

The 50 year old singer along with his brother Shamsher Singh have been accused of illegally sending people overseas after they were disguised as the members of his troupe by charging them with a hefty amount known as "passage money".

The Punjabi Pop Singer Daler Mehndi and his brother Shamsher Singh was convicted in the human trafficking case 2003 but their involvement into the wrongful act reportedly dates back to 1998 and 1999 when they were accused of taking 10 people to the USA in the disguise of their troupe member.

A case was registered by the Patiala Police after Bakshish Singh of Balbehra village in Punjab in 2003 alleged that the Mehendi brother duped them of lakhs of rupees on the pretext of sending him overseas. Both brothers were also accused of fraud after dozens of complaints were filed against them by individuals, who said that they had been duped despite having paid the passage money.

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. He, along with his brother Shamsher, have been charged with transporting people illegally to the U.S. in 1998 and 1999, in exchange for large sums of money. In 1998, he took a group of people as part of a trip to San Francisco with an Indian actress.

The case was registered in 2003 in Patiala. He was soon arrested after the conviction but he got bail immediately. They disguised the illegal immigrants as troupe members, and then, "dropped them off" there, says a report by News18. The complainants alleged that the brothers had taken "passage money" from them to help them migrate to the U.S. "illegally", but had failed to do so.

While the police were investigating the matter, the cops had even raided Mehendi's Delhi offices and seized the documents.

In 2006, Patiala Police filed two discharge petitions stating Daler was innocent, but the court had upheld that the singer be prosecuted as there was "sufficient evidence against him on the judicial file and scope for further investigation".