Daler Mehndi sentenced to 2 years imprisonment.

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Daler Mehndi sentenced to 2 years imprisonment.

NEW DELHI:  Popular Punjabi singer Daler Mehndi has been sentenced to two years in prison after he was convicted in a 2003 human trafficking case by a court in Delhi today.

Daler Mehndi and his brother, Shamsher Singh, had been accused of illegally sending people abroad by disgusing them as memeber of his troupes by charging hefty “passage money.”

The two brothers had allegedly taken two troupes in 1998 and 1999 in which they took 10 people to US & dropped them there illegally.

In their 1998 troupe they dropped of 2 girls at San Francisco & in 1999 they dropped off 3 boys in New York illegally.

Soon after the Patiala Police registered a case against Daler Mehndi and Shamsher Singh, 35 more complaints came up levelling charges of fraud against the two brothers.

The complaints had alleged that two brothers had taken “passage money” from them to help them migrate to the US “illegally”, but had failed to do so.

 Patiala Police had even raided the offices of Daler Mehndi at Connaught Place in New Delhi and seized documents, including the case file of those who had paid the alleged “passage money” to Mehndi brothers.