It seems controversies have become a part of the life of big celebrities, as almost everyday, we hear the controversies regarding big and known faces of the cinema and entertainment world.
This time, popular Punjabi and Bollywood singer Daler Mehandi has stuck in a controversy, as he has been accused of a crime that caused 2 years jail to the singer who in the past gave many iconic Punjabi hit songs such as “Bolo Ta RaRa”, Tunak Tunak Tun, and many others.
The singer is accused of human trafficking; that is of illegal immigration fraud of promising people to send them overseas illegally in return of money.
What is the Entire Controversy?
In 2003, Bakshish Singh, a resident of Balbera village of Patiala, filed a complaint against the singer, his brother Shamsher Singh (deceased) and two others at Sardar Police station patiala.
He alleged that the singer took Rs. 13 lakh from him to send him to Canada, and neither did they send him abroad nor did they return his money. Following this complaint, the police received 35 more complaints, all alleging that Mehndi brothers had promised to send them overseas, especially to the US and Canada, illegally in return for money.
As per Punjab Police, the Mehndi brothers had taken two performance groups to the US in 1988 and 1999. Reportedly, during the tour they dropped off ten groups illegally. The police even raided the office of the singer in Connaught Place, Delhi and seized case files of those who paid passage money to Mehndi brothers.
Daler Mehndi Arrested, Sentenced to 2-Year Jail
In March 2018, the Court of Judicial Magistrate First Class had held both the brothers guilty of illegal immigration fraud under Section 420 (cheating) as well as Section 120-B (conspiracy)and sentenced them two year jail. However, they were granted bail and later they filed an appeal in sessions court.
On Thursday, July 14, 2022, dismissed the appeal filed by Daler Mehndi against his 2-year jail sentence in the case, following which he was arrested and sent to jail.
Patiala, Punjab | Daler Mehndi and his brother Shamsher Mehndi took Rs 13 lakh from me to send me to Canada. Neither did they send me abroad, nor did they return my money. At that time they used to do this work of sending people abroad: Bakshish Singh, Complainant pic.twitter.com/dVdlBn3imA
— ANI (@ANI) July 14, 2022