Daler Mehndi Sentenced To Prison For two Years In 2003 Human Trafficking Case

Daler Mehndi’s bail plea, request to be launched on probation rejected too; despatched to Patiala prison.


Singer Daler Mehndi’s attraction towards a two-year jail time period in a 2003 case of human trafficking — for taking other people out of the country through appearing them as troupe contributors — was once brushed aside through a district courtroom in Patiala lately, and he was once despatched to prison. At the beginning sentenced in 2018, he was once on bail thus far.

Within the court cases nearly twenty years in the past, Daler Mehndi and his brother Shamsher Singh had been accused of gathering “passage cash” to take other people out of the country, principally to america and Canada, by way of the “troupe” path. Whilst they did take some other people, there have been others who stated they took cash however didn’t stay their promise. 

The case in September 2003 at Patiala was once filed through one such guy, named Bakshish Singh. He stated the brothers took two troupes to america in 1998 and 1999, together with 10 other people for unlawful migration. “They took Rs 13 lakh from me. Neither did they ship me out of the country, nor did they go back my cash.”

The brothers had been arrested a month after the FIR, and were given bail inside of days. Each had been charged beneath Indian Penal Code’s sections for human trafficking and conspiracy, and beneath the Indian Passport Act. After that FIR, 35 different court cases got here up too, as in keeping with studies.

Shamsher Mehndi died in 2017, when the trial was once nonetheless on. 

In 2018, Daler Mehndi were given a two-year prison time period from a judicial Justice of the Peace’s courtroom, however was once launched on bail once more. He later filed an attraction.

As of late, the courtroom of Further District and Classes Pass judgement on HS Grewal brushed aside that attraction. His petition for bail was once rejected, too, and so was once a request to be launched on probation — this is, a dedication of fine behaviour as a substitute of jailtime.

He has the strategy to means the Punjab and Haryana Top Courtroom now.

In 2006, 3 years after the FIR, the native police had filed petitions claiming that they discovered not anything on Daler Mehndi. However the courtroom refused to discharge him, announcing there was once “enough proof” for additional investigation. It took some other 12 years for the sentencing in the beginning, and now 4 extra years to uphold it.

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