Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan issued notice by ED for alleged foreign exchange violation

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Jan 30, 2019, 11:12 AM(IST)

File photo of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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He has been issued a show-cause notice under the FEMA Act after violating the body’s rules. 

Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has been issued a notice by India’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with an alleged foreign exchange violation case against him, officials said on Wednesday.

He has been issued a show-cause notice under the FEMA Act after violating the body’s rules. 

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Reportedly, the violation is on forex funds to the tune of Rs 2 crore. It pertains to the probe agency initiating a FEMA investigation against him and his associates in 2014 after the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), in 2011, intercepted Khan and his manager, Marrouf Ali Khan, at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi for allegedly carrying an undeclared amount of USD 1.24 lakh and some other instruments in foreign currency.

Khan has been asked to reply to the notice within 45 days.

When investigated in the past, the singer had defended carrying large sums of money as they were travelling in a group.  

Meanwhile, if he does not respond to the notice, the ED can impose a fine on the singer with 300% penalty. In case of its non-payment, a lookout notice is likely to be issued against him which would forbid any performance for him in India. 

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