Famous Punjabi singer Daler Mehndi gets convicted in human trafficking case and gets two years in jail, say the media reports.
The singer has been accused of illegally sending people abroad in the disguise of troupe members.
Case Against Daler Mehndi
Daler Mehndi along with his brother Shamsher Mehndi had allegedly taken 10 members of troupes to the USA in 1998 and 1999 and dropped them there illegally. Mehndi Brothers also faced accusations of charging people hefty amounts of money for taking them abroad illegally.
Bakhshish Singh, a resident of Balbehra village in Punjab, had filed the case in 2003 in Patiala Court. His stance was that Mehndi brothers took money from him to send them abroad as their troupe member.
In 2006, Patiala court had upheld the case due to the availability of sufficient evidence and scope of further investigations,
Reports also suggest that Patiala Police had raided the Dehli offices of the singer and seized the documents and case files of those who allegedly paid the passage money.
Trolls Over Conviction
Social media users who knew the singer and his work responded in a bit hilarious manner to the news. And, they used his famous songs and lyrics to describe what might have happened.
— NATIONALIST JOKER ? (@EkAkeleSbkoPele) March 16, 2018
Meanwhile, #DalerMehndi Convicted By Patiala Court In 2003 Human Trafficking Case.
Patiala court : Sadde naal rahoge to aish kroge. ?
— Prashant Nigam?? (@prashantempires) March 16, 2018
And, the shock was even bigger than Zayn Malik singing Teri Deewani
My friend msgs on the group chat:
F: GUYS. #DalerMehndi.
M: Noo! Don’t tell me he died!
F: No, he’s been convicted for human trafficking!
Me: I wish he’d died instead.
— Sano. (@DukhiSano) March 16, 2018
— Commander (@vat74) March 16, 2018
And, they are like Bolo Tara Ra Ra Ra
One more breaking news of the day…Famous Pop Singer #DalerMehndi convicted in a 2003 human trafficking case by Patiala Court.
Me: O bolo tara ra ra…
DalerMehndi: Nana na re na re na re na re…??
— Prity Singh (@pritsi2101) March 16, 2018
A Criticism of Indian Judicial System
This singer was convicted almost 15 years of the filing of the case. Social media users are now also criticising the Indian Judicial system.
So predictable. ..there’s no justice ..duniya paise walo ki hai #DalerMehndi
— Madhuri (@MadhuriBorse1) March 16, 2018
PA : Sir #DalerMehndi ke bail papers ready hain…
Judge : Abey thoda to ruk yaar, convict to hone de..
— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) March 16, 2018
after 15 years..the decision has been made..this shows
there is something to be change in
INDIA JUDICIAL SYSTEM
— vishal sagar (@mevishalsagar) March 16, 2018
And he was bailed shortly after
— The Khabri (@TheKhbri) March 16, 2018