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Indian authorities question Rahat Fateh Ali over alleged forex violation


Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was inquired about a case of alleged forex breech by Indian authorities, said officials.


The famous singer, who mostly seen in India due to his busy schedule there to lend his melodious voice as a playback singer for Bollywood, was grilled at the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) Delhi zonal office for about 10 hours. The case relates to the investigation agency’s probe against him and his associations in 2014 after the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), in 2011, intercepted Rahat and his manager, Marrouf Ali Khan, at the Indian Gandhi International Airport over allegedly having possessed undeclared amount of $124,000 and some other instruments in foreign currency.


According to the investigators, Rahat replied all the questions satisfactorily and cooperated them with detailed response about the transactions under scanner.

Besides providing investigators the documents concerning the case, Rahat also recorded his statement about the incident under the provisions of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).

The agency summoned Rahat Fateh Ali Khan for a ‘personal appearance’ and questioning by the agency.

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