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Daler Mehndi’s 2-year jail term suspended by Patiala sessions court


The pop sensation and his late brother, Shamsher who died in October last year, were convicted on the charge of duping people on the pretext of taking them abroad.

Our Correspondent

In a new development to the Daler Mehndi human trafficking case, a Patiala sessions court on Friday (30 March) suspended the two-year jail sentence awarded by a trial court.

Additional district and sessions judge Rajeev Kalra suspended the sentence on an appeal filed by the singer against the 16 March judgment of judicial magistrate Class I, wherein he had convicted the singer in a 2003 human trafficking case under Sections 420 and 120-B of the Indian Penal Code.

The sessions court ordered Mehndi to file a bond of Rs50,000. The matter will now be heard on 18 May.

The pop sensation and his late brother, Shamsher who died in October last year, were convicted on the charge of duping people on the pretext of taking them abroad.

Daler was arrested in October 2003 along with Shamsher after the complainant said he was duped of a huge sum of money by the two, who had promised to take him abroad as part of their musical group and to leave him in some western country to settle there.

Soon after the Patiala Police registered a case against the two brother, as many as 35 complaints came up that accused them of fraud conducted in 1998-1999, many claiming that the brothers neither took them to the US nor returned their money.

The Patiala police had even raided Mehndi’s office in Delhi and seized files on those who had paid ‘passage fees’ to him.

Mehndi was sentenced to two years in jail but was later granted bail by the trial court.