The Bombay high court on Tuesday granted reprieve to Pakistani singer Adnan Sami, allowing him to travel abroad pending trial pursuant to complaint of domestic harassment lodged by his estranged wife.
Sami, who also faces proceedings under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (Fema), will have to furnish to sureties of Rs1.5 crore each, before leaving India.
A single judge bench of Justice BR Gavai slapped this condition in order to ensure that the Pakistani singer would return to India and face trial for alleged harassment of his estranged wife Sabah Galadari. “Make sure he complies with the order or else he will have to give company to the people lodged in Arthur Road Prison,” Gavai told Sami’s counsel Vibhav Krishna.
Sami had moved the HC after a magistrate court and later a sessions court rejected his plea seeking permission to travel to Dubai, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa to perform there.