NGO with links to Pakistani singer raided in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Delhi Police’s Crime Branch along with the Income Tax department conducted a raid at the office on an NGO reportedly run by the managers of famous Pakistani singer Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan here, police said on Thursday.
Monu Kohli and Rakesh Gupta work as managers with the singer while running an NGO ‘Routes to Roots’ in Hauzkhas area of south Delhi, the police said.
“During the raid, both were not available in the NGO office,” said Joint Commissioner of Police, Crime Branch, Ravindra Yadav.
The raid was conducted after the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting sent CDs of sting operations conducted on managers of Pakistani artistes by several TV channels following demonitisation of high value currency notes, Yadav said.
The sting operations carried out by the investigation teams of news channels on the managers of Pakistani artistes show how black money is used to crack deals with these artistes.
The channels also conducted sting operations on the managers of Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Pakistani model Mawra Hocane and actor Fawad Khan.
Routes to Roots is a non-profit, non commercial organisation, promoting cultural diplomacy across the world and has hosted cultural events in more than 12 countries and 30 cities, promoting people to people understanding for sustaining Peace, says the NGO’s website.