Thursday, February 17, 2011

Pak singer Rahat, four others questioned by DRI

Pakistani sufi singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and four others were today questioned by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence officials for allegedly carrying USD 1.24 lakh (about Rs 60 lakh) of undeclared foreign currency.

DRI sources said besides Rahat, his manager Maroof, owner of an event management company Chitresh Shrivastava, and two employees of Mumbai-based Foreign Exchange firm were being interrogated at length about the source of the money and their statement were being recorded by the officials.

They said there were possible evidence of registering a case under Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) against 37-year-old Khan and two of his associates.

However, sources did not immediately confirm the future course of action as the questioning was continuing late evening.

The trio were detained on February 13 from Indira Gandhi International Airport here while they were on their way to Lahore via Dubai with their 16-member troupe.

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