Rahat Fateh Ali Khan appears before DRI officialsBy ANI
Thursday, February 17, 2011
NEW DELHI - Two days after his release, Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan appeared before the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) officials here on Thursday.
The DRI on Monday released Rahat, a day after he was detained at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport for possessing illegal foreign currency.
Rahat, however, cannot leave India, as his passport has been impounded.
The DRI has impounded Rahat’s passport along with the passports of his two associates Mahroof and Chitresh, who also have been set free.
He was detained on Sunday for allegedly attempting to leave the country with over 124,000 dollars.
Indian laws allow up to 5,000 dollars in cash, or 10,000 dollars in traveller’s cheques to be taken abroad.
Rahat, along with his troupe of about 20 people, was scheduled to fly to Lahore on a Emirates flight after a series of performances in India. (ANI)