Rahat Fateh denies receiving show-cause notice from India

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The government of India has reportedly issued a show-cause notice to popular singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan for alleged violation of foreign exchange and has sought reply in 45 days, according to the Indian media. The case against him dates back to 2014.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) served a show-cause notice to singer regarding the undeclared amount of US dollars seized from his possession at the Delhi Airport in 2011. An investigation was launched against him under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA). Officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence claimed Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was carrying an undeclared amount of US$1, 24,000at Delhi airport.

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The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) slapped charges under FEMA and Customs Act violation against Khan and his manager Marrouf Ali Khan.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan along with his manager was summoned by ED in 2015 for recording statements. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan denied any wrongdoing and claimed that since he was traveling with his group he had all the cash.

Currently, the singer, however, has denied the news of receiving any show-cause notice from India in the alleged smuggling case.

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“We did not receive any notice from any authority in India regarding money laundering or smuggling,” his manager, Amir Hussain has said, private media reported. “Besides this, we are not aware what Indian media is propagating as we have not yet seen such news.”

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