Pakistani Singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Accused of Smuggling Foreign Currency, ED Issues Notice
India’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday issued a notice to Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and sought a response for smuggling illegal foreign currency in India. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has been accused of smuggling illegal foreign currency in India for three years.
According to media reports, Pakistani singer had reportedly smuggled $225,000 (Rs 1.6 crore) out of $340,000 (Rs 2.42 crore) through illegal means. The ED has sought his response within 45 days regarding 2.6 crore which is currently under a scanner. If ED is dissatisfied with his response in any way, then it will impose a fine of 300 % of the amount smuggled by him to India.
If the Pakistani singer fails to pay the fine, then a lookout notice will be issued against the singer. Also, he will be forbidden to perform shows in India.
In 2011 also, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was involved in the controversy related to illegal currency. He was found with undocumented $125,000 (Rs 89.1 lakh) at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport.