Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has been allegedly accused of smuggling illegal foreign currency through India for three years. The singer was issued a notice by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday under the Indian Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).
According to ABP News, Rahat had gotten INR 2.42 crore through illegal means of which he allegedly smuggled INR 1.6 crore. “Rahat has already been questioned by the ED for smuggling money. However, if the ED is not convinced with Rahat’s response, they will fine him 300 per cent of the amount smuggled by him,” the report stated.
The report also said that if the singer fails to pay the fine, a lookout notice will be served to him and there would be a ban on him to perform shows in India.
This is not Rahat’s first run-in with the law. Earlier in 2011, Rahat had faced charges due to the recovery of huge undeclared foreign currency, from him and his manager Maroof, at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.