Rahat denies being served a notice by Indian authorities

The Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan denied on Wednesday that he had received a warning from the Indian Government regarding the alleged foreign exchange violation of 20 million Indian rupees.

In 2014, after the Revenue Intelligence Directorate intercepted the singer and his manager Marrouf Ali Khan at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, in 2011, carrying $124,000 and other forex instruments, the Indian Enforcement Directorate initiated a probe against Khan and his associates.

Citing officials, the Indian media reported on Wednesday that Khan had to respond to the notice issued under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) within 45 days after the probe had been completed in the case.

Rahat’s manager, Aamir Hasan however said they “have no information of this show cause notice as of yet.”

The singer’s office also issued a statement adding: “Interestingly our lawyers in India are also known to the relevant authorities and as of now they have not received any notice either.”


“It would have been better if the authorities would have served the notice first if any and then publicized it. We will address it if and when we get any notices. Our law firm In Delhi will look into this if there is any notice,” the statement said.

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