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Court orders fresh trial of Daler

Press Trust Of India
Aug 31, 2006 at 08:54pm IST

Patiala: A Patiala court on Thursday ordered a fresh trial of Punjabi pop singer Daler Mehndi in the human trafficking case registered against him in 2003.

The court of Chief Judicial Magistrate first class Rajwinder Singh also dismissed a petition moved by Mehndi in which he had sought exemption from personal appearance in the court during the trial. The court said a trial be held to deliver justice in the case.

A case against Mehndi, his brother Shamsher and some of his associates was registered by the Patiala police following a complaint filed by one Bakshish Singh of Balbehra village.

FACING THE MUSIC: A fresh trial of Punjabi pop singer Daler Mehndi.

The complainant alleged that the Mehndi brothers had taken lakhs of rupees from him on the pretext of sending him abroad as a member of the troupe of Daler Mehndi.

After the registration of case against the Mehndi brothers, several other persons had also come forward with similar complaints against the two brothers.

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