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Sentenced To Jail In Human Trafficking Case, Daler Mehndi Gets Bail

Sentenced To Jail In Human Trafficking Case, Daler Mehndi Gets Bail

In a surprising and swift turn of events, Punjabi pop singer Daler Mehndi was granted bail soon after he was convicted in a 2003 human trafficking case by a court in Patiala and sent to jail for two years. Daler Mehndi, 50, and his brother, Shamsher Singh, had been accused of illegally sending people overseas masquerading as members of his troupe by charging hefty "passage money".

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The case was registered in 2003 in Patiala.

How it all started: Back in 2003, it was alleged that Daler and his brother Shamsher Singh were misusing their two troupes which were formed in 1998 and 1999.

Daler, on a trip to the US in the company of an actress had allegedly "dropped off" three girls at San Francisco. Nearly 35 more complaints came up and flagged the issue of fraud against the two brother. The singer told media that he will appeal in higher court but for now he is proven guilty with all the evidences raising fingers at his involvement.

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A complainant, Bakhshish Singh, alleged that the deal never matured and the accused failed to return the money.

However, he was granted bail by the Patiala Court. In 2006, Patiala Police had filed two discharge petitions stating Daler Mehndi to be innocent.

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

Shamsher, who was also part of the troupe, reportedly died in October 2017 after suffering from jaundice.