Monday, February 14, 2011
India Is Not To Be Blamed For Pakistani Singer's Arrest
Interior Minister A. Rehman Malik on Sunday telephoned High Commissioner of Pakistan to New Delhi Shahid Malik to inquire details about the detention of famous Pakistani singer, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan at Indira Gandhi International Airport.
According to a statement issued here on Sunday, the minister said that he was examining the matter. He has also asked Pakistani High Commissioner to India to monitor the matter thoroughly.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan who was arrested at Delhi airport on Sunday for possessing undeclared currency of 100,000 US dollars will be presented before court on Monday.
His manager Chitresh Srivastava has also been arrested.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan arrived here on a flight from Karachi and was intercepted by personnel from Directorate of Revenue Intelligence.
Khan has several hit numbers to his credit and had won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer this year for 'Dil To Bachcha Hai Ji' from the movie 'Ishqiya'.
Rahat, 37, who has crooned several Bollywood chartbusters, had flown from Karachi to New Delhi. He is the nephew of Pakistani singing legend Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
Did not this Singer know that he was not in Pakistan an the courts and some of the departments have more honest officials in India than Pakistan. Courts are free to decide. He has been traveling vastly in the world, he would have known the rules and regulations of the that country he was in, about the amount of currency he could carry. India does not care whether he is awarded or not with best singer's titles. It was a huge money amounting to $124000 ( 24000) found in his luggage. He would have to prove it, whom did he get this money from and what for? No country allows to take foreign currency out except some specified amount and from India one can take only $ 5000 out. His manager definitely knew about it. Why he accepted that much money to carry with him from manager. There are many questions to be answered. Though India is involved in killing and torturing innocent Kashmiris. Refusing openly the resolutions of United Nations. It is the worst enemy of Pakistan and Pakistanis, but at this point India can not be blamed for arresting the singer.