Popular Singer RAHAT FATEH ALI KHAN ARRESTED

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Posted: 11 years ago
Spicezee Bureau 

Mumbai: Acclaimed Pakistani sufi singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has been arrested at Delhi airport on Sunday for possessing undeclared currency – one lakh dollars. 

Khan, who is a hit Bollywood playback singer, arrived here on a flight from Karachi and was intercepted by personnel from Directorate of Revenue Intelligence acting on some prior information, official sources said. 

The 37-year-old, nephew of Pakistani singing legend Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, was earlier too involved in a controversy when organisers of a concert in Gurgaon filed a police complaint against him in July last year for his failure to turn up for a show. 

Khan has several hit numbers to his credit and had won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer this year for 'Dil To Bachcha Hai Ji' from the movie 'Ishqiya'. 


Posted: 11 years ago
One lakh dollars? There is no 'lakh' in dollars, whoever wrote this article, get your facts straight. 

Wow, you can get arrested for undeclared money? I know people who travel to/from India wearing tons of jewelery under their clothes, so that they shouldnt have to declare it. 
Edited by eraser - 11 years ago
Posted: 11 years ago

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan arrested

2011-02-14 13:50:00



New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was Monday arrested by India's Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), a day after he was detained at the international airport here on charges of carrying undisclosed foreign currency, an official said.

'He has been arrested and will be produced in court,' an official of DRI said.


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Posted: 11 years ago
EW DELHI: Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was arrested by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Monday, a day after he was detained at the international airport in New Delhifor carrying undisclosed foreign currency worth more than $100,000, an official said. ( Read:Pakistan seeks release of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan ) 

"He has been arrested and will be produced in Patiala House court later today (Monday)," a DRI official said. Rahat had been taken to the DRI office at the CGO Complex on Sunday after he was detained at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport on Sunday. 

Earlier in the day, the singer was extensively questioned by revenue intelligence officials. ( Read: Pak seeks info about Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's detention in India ) 

He was on his way back to Pakistan after attending concerts and award functions in India. More than $100,000 were recovered from the 15-member troupe. Any amount in excess of $10,000 has to be declared by a traveller to the customs. ( Read: Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan detainedat IGI with $1.24lakh ) 

According to officials, Rahat was questioned by senior DRI officials till late Sunday night. 

Rahat is the nephew of legendary singer late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and is popular both in India and Pakistan. His numerous hit songs from Indian films are a rage on both sides of the border, for which he has won several awards, including the recent Filmfare award for "Dil to Bacha Hai Jee". He was also a judge on the Indian music reality show "Chhote Ustad". 

Pakistan has begun frantic efforts to secure the release of the singer. Pakistan foreign secretary Salman Bashir called Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad Sharat Sabharwal and discussed the matter around midnight on Sunday. He requested the Indian envoy to ensure that "no official should misbehave with Rahat during interrogation".

Posted: 11 years ago
As per norms, a foreign national cannot carry beyond $5,000 in cash and $5,000 in other instruments. The person has to declare the amount if he is carrying more than this to the Customs Department.
 I guess since Rahat Ali is a foreign citizen he was flouting Custom rules.
Posted: 11 years ago
Shocked uh oh. screwed.
Posted: 11 years ago
Originally posted by eraser


One lakh dollars? There is no 'lakh' in dollars, whoever wrote this article, get your facts straight. 

Wow, you can get arrested for undeclared money? I know people who travel to/from India wearing tons of jewelery under their clothes, so that they should have to declare it. 


lakh is just a unit of measurement which equals 100,000, so you can have one lakh dollars LOL

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan


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