Famous Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan on Wednesday has been issued a notice by Enforcement Directorate (ED) under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), said the official inquiry agency.
The singer has been accused of Foreign exchange violation of ₹2 crores. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has been asked to reply to the ED notice within 45 days.
Khan was detained by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) at the Delhi International airport for allegedly carrying a huge amount of undeclared foreign currency. The singer with his two associates was caught allegedly carrying the US $1.24 lakh in undeclared foreign currency.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan said that he had done nothing wrong and they were carrying the money because they were traveling in a group and the act was negligent. The singer’s lawyer has submitted the show tickets and events to prove he collected the said amount from the shows in 2011.
Enforcement Directorate is the governing agency which deals with such forex violations under FEMA.
The singer is very popular in the region and many of his songs are chartbusters in Hindi movies and also in Pakistan. He won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer in 2011 for the song ‘Dil To Baccha Hai Ji’ from the movie ‘Ishqiya’.