Singer Daler Mehndi sentenced for 2 years jail in human trafficking case, gets bail
Popular Punjabi singer Daler Mehndi has been sentenced to two years in prison after he was convicted in a human trafficking case of 2003 by the Patiala court. The singer had been accused of illegally dropping off people abroad during his international concerts and tours. The singer has been sentenced to two years in prison by the court. In 2003, Daler and his brother, Shamsher Singh, had been accused of illegally sending people abroad as part of members of his troupe in return of “passage money.”
It had been alleged that Mehndi brothers had taken 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 has been accused of “dropping off” three girls in San Francisco on a trip to the US. The two brothers were also accused of “dropping off” three boys in New Jersey in October 1999 on a trip to the US. The Patiala Police had registered a case against Daler and Shamsher Mehndi following the complaint of Bakshish Singh.