Singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Grilled By Enforcement Directorate For 10 Hours

07/08/2015 11:32 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

NEW DELHI— Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was on Thursday questioned for close to 10 hours by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) here in connection with an alleged FOREX violations case against him.

Officials said the Sufi singer presented himself before the authorities in the Delhi zonal office of the agency a little after 10 am and he left before 9 pm.

The popular singer arrived in a black Mercedes and was accompanied by a team of his lawyers, who kept waiting outside the ED office during the entire questioning period.

Apart from providing investigators the documents of the case, Khan also recorded his version about the incident under the provisions of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).

The singer had been summoned for a "personal appearance" and questioning by the agency since last year and he deposed before them finally today.

The case pertains to the probe agency initiating a FEMA investigation against him and his associates in 2014 after the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), in 2011, intercepted Khan and his manager, Marrouf Ali Khan, at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here for allegedly carrying an undeclared amount of 1.24 lakh dollars and some other instruments in foreign currency.

The ED, which is the central agency to probe such FOREX contraventions under the FEMA, took over the case after this episode.

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