Popular Singer Daler Mehandi sentenced for 2 years of imprisonment in case of the year 2003 for human trafficking — for taking people abroad by showing them as troupe members — was dismissed by a district court in Patiala today, and he was sent to jail. Originally sentenced in 2018, he was on bail so far.
This complaint was around 2 years ago. Daler Mehndi and his brother Shamsher Singh were accused of collecting "passage money" to take people abroad, mainly to the US and Canada, via the "troupe" route. While they did take some people, there were others who said they took money but did not keep their promise.
Daler Mehndi Gets 2 years of jail in 2003 case of human trafficking!!
In September 2003, at Patiala was filed by one such man, named Bakshish Singh. He said the brothers took two troupes to the US in 1998 and 1999, including 10 people for illegal migration. "They took ₹ 13 lakh from me. Neither did they send me abroad, nor did they return my money."