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.