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After reports of a show-cause notice being issued to popular Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan in a case related to foreign exchange violation emerged on Wednesday, the singer has now denied being served any notice from the Indian government in the said matter.
According to a report in the Times of India, Rahat’s manager Aamir Hasan has clarified that no notice has been issued yet. He has been quoted as saying they have “no information of this show cause notice as of yet.” The report also added that Khan’s lawyers in India “are known to the relevant authorities and as of now they have not received any notice either.”
The statement has further been reported as, “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’s any notice.”
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, who has lent his voice to many popular Bollywood songs including Jiya Dhadak Dhadak Jaye, Aaj Din Chadheya, Dil Toh Bacha Hai Ji, Teri Meri, Jag Ghoomeya and Sajda among others, was accused of smuggling foreign currency.
It was earlier reported that the Enforcement Directorate of India has issued a notice to Khan seeking his explanation in the alleged violation. (Also read: Showcause notice issued against Rahat Fateh Ali Khan for allegedly smuggling foreign currency out of India)
A probe had been initiated against Khan after the singer and his manager at the time came under the radar at the Indira Gandhi International Airport for carrying $124,000.