A Patiala court today convicted Punjabi pop singer Daler Mehndi in a 14 year old ‘Kabootarbazi ‘case on the criminal charges of cheating and forgery and and sentenced him for two years imprisonment.Mehndi was present in the court at the time of announcement of the judgment . He was taken into custody.Later , he was released on bail by the court.
Patiala court on had framed of charges against Punjabi pop singer Daler Mehndi, his brother Shamsher and two others in a Kabootarbazi case. The charges were framed under sections 420 (cheating), 467 (forgery) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC. Besides Daler and his brother Shamsher, two others against whom charges were framed are Bulbul Mehta and Dhian Singh.
The human trafficking case was registered on October 19, 2003, following a complaint by one Bakshish Singh, a resident of Balvera village in Patiala district. In his complaint, Singh had alleged that he was cheated and duped by the Mehndi brothers on the pretext of sending him abroad as a member of pop singer’s troupe.