Famous Punjabi singer Daler Mehndi sentenced to two-year jail in human trafficking case.

A Patiala court sentenced the singer to two years of imprisonment in a human trafficking case on Thursday.

This was a review hearing of the same case after a 2018 sentence. Earlier, Daler was booked &  released on bail in 2003.

Along with two-year jail a fine of ₹1,000 was also imposed on him.

Complainants alleged that Daler & his brother took ‘passage money’ from people to help them migrate to the U.S. illegally but failed to do so.

The Patiala police had booked Daler & his brother, Shamsher, on a complaint filed by one  Bakshish Singh.

Around 35 other complaints, leveling charges of fraud against the brothers also came up later.

Mr. Singh alleged that the singer had taken money for taking  him to Canada.

It has been alleged that the Mehndi brothers took two troupes in 1998 & 1999  to the U.S. illegally.

The Patiala police had raided the singer’s offices in New Delhi & seized case files of paid  passage money.