Rahat denies receiving currency smuggling notice in India

Entertainment Desk

The Indian media reported earlier today that the government of India issued a show-cause notice to popular singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan for alleged violation of foreign exchange in a connection with his case of foreign currency smuggling in 2011, The Indian Express reported.

The notice of infringement of forex funds and alleged ‘smuggling’ of $124,000 was issued under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) following the recent completion of the probe in the 2014 case.

The officials added that within 45 days the singer has been asked to reply to the notice.

This is not the first time Khan has been embroiled in a controversy related to illegal currency. Back in 2011, he was found with undocumented $125,000 (Rs.89.1 lakh) at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport.

As reported by The Express Tribune, his manager has said in a statement that “We did not receive any notice from any authority in India regarding money laundering or smuggling.” “Besides this, we are not aware what Indian media is propagatingas we have not yet seen such news.”

While the singer also denied the news of receiving any show-cause notice from India in the alleged smuggling case, he said that he had done nothing wrong and was carrying a large amount of money because he was traveling in a group.

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