The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday issued show cause notice to Pakistani born singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.
Back in 2011, Khan had been caught at the Delhi International Airport for carrying undeclared foreign currency. Khan’s case comes under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) and the Enforcement Directorate agency has asked the singer to reply within 45 days.
The Director of Revenue Intelligence had detained Khan with 2 persons accompanying him at the Delhi International Airport in 2011. They were carrying around US $124,000 in foreign currencies. But, they were released later.
In 2015, ED called Khan to record his statement. The singer had then said, he had committed no crime and had carried surplus money since they were travelling in a group.
Under FEMA Act, a foreigner shouldn’t possess cash beyond $5000 and $5000 in other forms such as travellers’ checks etc.