Court rejects Adnan Sami`s application to travel abroad

Last Updated: Jun 02, 2011, 20:55 PM IST

Mumbai: Noted Pakistani singer Adnan Sami would not be able to perform shows in Dubai, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa with the Mumbai Sessions Court today rejecting his application seeking to travel to these nations.

Objecting to Sami`s application, Public Prosecutor Mohan Sawant argued that Sami is a citizen of Pakistan and there is no extradition treaty with that country and it would be very difficult to get him back if he chooses to go to Pakistan.

Sawant pointed out that there were proceedings under the Foreign Exchange Management Act against Sami with regard to the flats he had purchased in Mumbai and an another case of domestic violence pending against him.

Sawant also argued that when Sami was earlier allowed to travel to Dubai, he also had travelled to Canada thereby breaching the permission.

"Sami has also not provided any itinerary or visa or any invitation of the show to substantiate why he wanted to travel abroad," argued Sawant.

The Sessions Court judge Y D Shinde accepted the argument and rejected Sami`s application.

A local court in suburban Andheri had rejected his application last week after which Sami approached the Sessions Court through his lawyers Ishwariprasad Bagaria and Vaibhav
Krishna.

Sami is likely to approach the High Court against this order.

PTI