The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued a show-cause notice against Popular Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan here on Wednesday. The notice is for alleged foreign exchange violation, said officials of the probe agency.
Khan has been accused of smuggling illegal foreign currency in India for three years. According to an ABP News report, Khan had got $340,000 (Rs 2.42 crore) through illegal means of which he reportedly smuggled $225,000 (Rs 1.6 crore).The singer has been asked to reply to the ED notice within 45 days.
In 2011, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) had detained him at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport in Delhi and slapped charges under Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) and Customs Act violation against him for carrying a huge amount of undeclared foreign currency.
Prince of Qawwalis, Khan propelled to fame in India after his super-hit song ‘Jiya Dhadak Dhadak’ in Kunal Kemmu’s 2005 film Kalyug. Since then he has sung several popular tracks for blockbuster films, including ‘Tere Mast Mast Do Nain’ (Dabangg), ‘Teri Ore’ (Singh Is Kinng), ‘Sajda’ (My Name Is Khan), ‘Teri Meri’ (Bodyguard) and ‘Jag Jhoomeya’ (Sultan).