Singer Daler Mehndi sentenced 2 year jail term in “Kabutarbaazi case”


Patiala: Singer Daler Mehndi was on Friday convicted in a 2003 human trafficking case by a court in Patiala. He has been sent to two years in jail.

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

Soon after the Patiala Police registered a case against Daler and Shamsher on a complaint filed by one Bakshish Singh, more complaints came up levelling charges of fraud against the two brothers.


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.



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