Noted singer Daler Mehndi has been convicted in human trafficking case and sentenced jailed for two years. He has also been fined of Rs 10,000. Incidentally, soon after the minutes of his conviction he was released on bail.
A complaint was filed by one Bakshish Singh on Daler Mehndi and his brother Shamsher Mehndi. As per PTI, “Around 35 more complaints levelling charges of fraud against the brothers also came up later. The complainants had alleged that the Mehandi brothers had taken ‘passage money’ from them to help them migrate to the US illegally, but failed to do so. Singh alleged that the Punjabi singer had taken money for taking him to Canada. It has been alleged that the Mehndi brothers took two troupes in 1998 and 1999 during the course of which 10 persons were taken to the US as group members and “dropped off” illegally. Daler, on a trip to the US in the company of an actress, had allegedly “dropped off” three girls at San Francisco.”