Bollywood singer Mehndi sentenced to two years in jail over people smuggling

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Bollywood singer Daler Mehndi was handed a two-12 months prison sentence on Friday in a circumstance over smuggling individuals into the United States though on tour there 20 a long time back.

FILE Image: Indian singer Daler Mehndi retains a videocassette that contains a tunes
video clip in New Delhi November 27, 2002. REUTERS/Kamal Kishore

Identified for his boisterous and energetic songs, 50-12 months-outdated Mehndi has experienced numerous hits in Bollywood in his indigenous Punjabi language. He is common among the Indian diaspora in the United States and Canada.

The singer explained on Twitter he would attractiveness from the verdict. Mehndi has explained he is innocent. His brother, who was a co-accused in the circumstance, died very last 12 months.

Mehndi’s lawyer explained the singer experienced been granted bail promptly after the sentencing by the courtroom in the city of Patiala in the point out of Punjab.

“… I have finish religion in God that real truth will arrive out soon,” Mehndi explained on Twitter.

Reporting by Shilpa Jamkhandikar Editing by Devidutta Tripathy and Alison Williams

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