Human trafficking case: HC grants bail to Daler Mehndi; 2-year sentence stands suspended

written by Rajan Nath | September 15, 2022

Daler Mehndi’s 2003 human trafficking case: In a major relief to the Punjabi singer Daler Mehndi in a 2003 human trafficking case, Punjab and Haryana High Court granted bail to the singer.

Punjab and Haryana High Court's relief to Daler Mehendi comes over two months after the Patiala court had sentenced the singer to two years of imprisonment in a 2003 human trafficking case.

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Following the Patiala court's order, Daler Mehndi was taken into custody by the Punjab Police.

On July 14, Advocate Gurmeet Singh stated that Daler Mehndi's application, for release on probation, was dismissed by the Patiala court.

The complaint was filed by Bakshish Singh who had alleged that Daler Mehndi and his brother had taken Rs 13 lakh from him on the pretext of sending him to Canada.

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The complainant had alleged that neither they sent him abroad, nor did they return his money. Bakshish said that they (Daler Mehndi and his brother) used to do this work of sending people abroad.

Human trafficking case: HC grants bail to Daler Mehndi; 2-year sentence stands suspended Image Source: Twitter

What was Daler Mehndi’s 2003 human trafficking case?

Reportedly, Daler Mehndi was found guilty on March 16, 2018. However, he was released on a bond. The singer and his deceased brother Shamsher Mehendi, and two others were detained by the Patiala Police in 2003. The action was taken on the complaint filed by Bakshish Singh, a resident of Balbera village. For more details, click here.

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