Rahat charged under FEMA, Customs Act in India

NEW DELHi: The popular Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and his manager Maroof have been indicted in India under FEMA and Customs Act of India and taken into custody on Saturday.

Rahat was questioned by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence officials (DRI) for allegedly carrying USD 1.24 lakh (about Rs 60 lakh) of undeclared foreign currency under the FEMA and Customs Act of India.

The singer was detained on February 13 at Indira Gandhi International Airport. Besides Rahat, his manager Maroof, owner of an event management company Chitresh Shrivastava, and two employees of Mumbai-based Foreign Exchange firm were detained and have been questioned at length about the source of the money. - The News
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