Bollywood singer Daler Mehndi has been convicted in a 2003 human trafficking case and been sent to a two years prison by Patiala Court on Friday.
Reportedly, the singer along with his brother Shamsher Singh, has been accused of human trafficking and it was said that the two were involved in illegally sending people abroad.
While the court had sentenced Daler to two years of imprisonment, he was granted bail later.
It was reported that Daler and Shamsher had taken around 10 people along with their two troupes in 1998 and 1999 to US and were reportedly dropped off illegally.
A case was registered by the Patiala Police after Bakshish Singh of Balbehra village in Punjab in 2003 alleged that the Mehendi brother duped them of lakhs of rupees on the pretext of sending him abroad.
Later, several more complaints came up leveling charges of fraud against the two brothers.
Notably, Patiala Police had filed two discharge petitions in 2006 stating that Daler Mehendi had claimed to be innocent in the case. However, the court dismissed the petitions saying that the singer should be prosecuted given the fact that there were enough evidence against him.
While the police were investigating the matter, the cops had even raided Mehendi's Delhi offices and seized the documents.