HC suspends two-year jail term of Daler Mehndi in human trafficking case
   Date :16-Sep-2022

Daler Mehndi  
THE Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday suspended the jail term of Punjabi pop singer Daler Mehndi, who was convicted by a Patiala court in a 2003 human trafficking case. The single bench of Justice G S Gill suspended the sentence of Mehndi who was sentenced to two years in jail in the case.
Mehndi’s counsel Arshdeep Singh Cheema said the high court ordered the sentence be suspended in the matter.
Mehndi had moved the High Court in July after the Patiala court upheld his two-year sentence, awarded in March 2018 by the trial court, in the human trafficking case.
The singer had filed a revision petition before the high court against his conviction after the court of additional sessions judge in Patiala on July 14 had dismissed his appeal against the 2018 order of the trial court. He was then sent to the Patiala jail.