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Punjab and Haryana HC grants bail to Daler Mehndi in 2003 human trafficking case.

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Punjab and Haryana High Court gave relief to singer Daler Mehndi and granted him bail on Thursday in a 2003 human trafficking case.

Singer Daler’s lawyer Sumanjit Kaur confirmed Mehndi’s bail. “I had filed a petition to review it and taking cognizance of it on behalf of the Punjab Haryana High Court, it has been suspended and Daler Mehndi has got bail. Daler Mehndi will be released from jail,” said Kaur.

Earlier in July, the Patiala district court sentenced Singer Daler Mehndi to two years of imprisonment in a 2003 human trafficking case.

Following the court’s order, the singer was taken into custody by Punjab Police. According to Advocate Gurmeet Singh, Mehndi’s application for release on probation was also dismissed by the court.

Bakshish Singh, the complainant alleged that Mehndi and his bother took Rs 13 lakh from him on the pretext of sending him to Canada.

“Daler Mehndi and his brother Shamsher Mehndi took Rs 13 lakh from me to send me to Canada. Neither did they send me abroad, nor did they return my money. At that time, they used to do this work of sending people abroad,” Bakshish Singh told to agencies.

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