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Indian Singer Sukhbir Singh detained, disappears in Pakistan

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Islamabad, Aug 10 (IANS) Indian pop singer Sukhbir Singh on Sunday fled from the Karachi airport after authorities found $27,000 in his laguage, the media reported.

Singh was on his way to Dubai, when a luggage screening check showed the money in his bag, Pakistani custom authorities detained him for interrogation.

But somehow, he gave slip to the officials and disappeared from the airport, Dawn online reported.

Punjabi pop singer Sukhbir Singh, who is based in Dubai, was reportedly held up at the Lahore airport here after he was found to be carrying USD 27,000, in excess of permissible limits.

However, his family that lives in Bhogpur near Kapurthala, denied that “anything objectionable” was found on the singer at the airport.

A senior customs official, reported that Sukhbir had reached the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore at 11.30 am to catch a Dubai-bound flight.

“However, before check-in, the singer asked the authorities how much amount he could carry abroad. On learning that the permissible limit is USD 10,000, he left the airport as he had more than USD 10,000,” the official said.