Pakistani signer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan released after arrest

Pakistani signer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has been released, 28 hours after he was detained at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport with undeclared currency worth US $ 124,000, or over Rs 60 lakh. But the singer has surrendered his passport. Rahat and two others - Maroof and Chitresh Shrivastava - have been asked to appear before the DRI on February 17 again. This comes after Pakistan asked India to immediately end the protective custody of the singer.
The singer left the Department of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) building on Monday evening after questioning. During his interrogation, Rahat told the DRI officials that he is a school dropout and hence not familiar with the laws. As per norms, a foreign national cannot carry beyond US $5,000 in cash and US $5,000 in other instruments. The person has to declare the amount if he is carrying more than this to the Customs Department. The government is, meanwhile, investigating the source of the money that the singer was carrying.