Pakistani singer arrested with 1.24 lakh dollars

Pakistani singer arrested with 1.24 lakh dollars

Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was detained at Delhi’s IGI Airport on Sunday evening for trying to leave India with over $124,000 in cash. The singer and his troupe have given a series of concerts in the country.

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence recovered $50,000 from Khan’s check-in baggage, $50,000 from his assistant and $24,000 from his manager’s hand baggage. The troupe was also carrying two demand drafts of $10,000 and $8,646.

Indian laws allow up to $5,000 in cash, or US$ 10,000 in traveler’s cheques while going abroad.

Along with Khan, his troupe manager, the event company manager and other troupe members have been detained for questioning and face arrest.


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