Renowned Punjabi singer Daler Mehndi and his brother Shamsher on Friday were convicted in a 2003 human trafficking case by Patiala Court.
The two have been awarded a two-jail term by the court. His counsel has said they will approach the High Court appealing against the court order.
Patiala police had registered a case in October 2003 year against Daler, his brother Shamsher, and three others after Bakshish Singh, a resident of Belwara village in the district, complained he had been cheated by the brothers who had promised to take him abroad in their cultural troupe.
Singh alleged he had paid Rs 13 lakh out of the Rs 15 lakh demanded by them. Police said they had received complaints against Daler and Shamsher from nearly 30 others.
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