The Indian government has released a notification to Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan in connection with a case related to alleged foreign exchange violation going up to 20 million Indian rupees in 2011, The Hindu reported on Wednesday, citing officials in the Enforcement Directorate.
While talking to Images, Rahat’s manager Aamir Hasan said they have “no information of this [show cause notice] as of yet”.
The singer’s manager also released a press statement, “It comes as a surprise that a notice is being served to Khan sahab”.
It is obvious that the team of Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has no idea about this notice. Interestingly, our lawyers in India also didn’t receive any letter either.
“Khan sahab has never had any direct dealings with anyone in India or elsewhere”,its not more than any made up story to defame the Khan sahib.
“It would have been better if the authorities had served the notice first (if any) and then made this public. We will address this if and when we get a notice, and our law firm In Delhi will look into this.”
The Indian Directorate of Enforcement has given Khan 45 days to reply to the served notice given by Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) after the investigation in the case recently ended.
The ED had started probing against Khan and his association in 2014 after the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DIR) in 2011 intercepted the singer and his manager Marrouf Ali Khan at Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, for carrying $124,000.