Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has been accused of smuggling foreign currency through India for three years.
According to reports, Khan had got Rs 2.42 crore through illegal means of which he reportedly smuggled Rs 1.60 crore.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan denies getting notice
But when, the singer was asked about the same, he denied all such allegations on him and clarified that no notice has been issued yet.
According to Firstpost, Khan issued a media statement saying: “It would have been better if the authorities would have served the notice first if any and then publicised this. We will address if and when we get any notice. Our law firm in Delhi will look into this if (there is) any notice.”
The statement also called the claims “bizarre” and stated that the singer does not have any “direct dealings” with anyone in India.
The reports also added that Khan’s lawyers in India “are known to the relevant authorities and as of now they have not received any notice either.”
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is one of the most eminent of Sufi, Qawwali singers from Pakistan. He is popular as a playback singer in Bollywood and in Pakistan film industry. Some of his famous songs in Bollywood are ‘O Re Piya’ from ‘Aaja Nachle’, ‘Tujhe Dekh Dekh’ from ‘Kalyug’, ‘Teri Ore’ from ‘Singh Is King’, ‘Sajda’ from ‘My Name Is Khan’, ‘Naina Thagg Lenge’ from ‘Omkara’ and many more.