Minutes after sentencing, Daler Mehndi granted bail

Daler and his brother, Shamsher Singh, had been accused of illegally sending people abroad

Entertainment Desk March 16, 2018

A local Indian court in Punjab on Friday convicted singer Daler Mehndi on the charges of human trafficking, sentencing him for two years of prison time. However, minutes after his sentencing, the singer has been been granted bail.

As per media report, Daler and his brother Shamsher Singh had been accused of illegally sending people abroad disguised as members of his troupe by charging hefty “passage money.”

It was alleged that the Mehndi brothers had taken two troupes in 1998 and 1999 during the course of which 10 persons were taken to the US as group members and were “dropped off” illegally.

Daler, on a trip to the US in the company of a female actor, had allegedly “dropped off” three girls at San Francisco.

Both brothers took another troupe to the US in October 1999 in the company of some other actors during which three boys were “dropped off” at New Jersey.

According to Times Now, the singer is convicted for illegally sending people abroad in a 2003 case.

This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.

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