New Delhi: The visa of Pakistani sufi singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has expired and the government will extend it to enable the investigation into the alleged recovery of 1.24 lakh US dollars from him and other members of his troupe at the IGI airport here.
“His visa has expired. His visa will be extended and we hope that post February 17 there could be adjudication proceedings and we hope that the matter would be resolved,” Union Home Secretary G K Pillai told reporters on the sidelines of a book release function today.
Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) was, meanwhile, probing the source of foreign exchange worth Rs 60 lakh recovered from Rahat and two others — Maroof (manager of the singer) and Chitresh Shrivastava (owner of an event management company). They were released last night they remained in detention for nearly 24 hours.