Mumbai cops ask Adnan to leave India in a week
Pakistani singer Adnan Sami, who was recently dragged to court by his ex-wife Sabah Galadari over property settlement issues, has slipped right into another controversy while contesting that case. Adnan had told the family court earlier this month, in context to the hearing of his ongoing divorce-cum-property case with Sabah, that he held a Pakistani passport and that he stayed in India on the basis of visa granted to him from time to time. The current visa, he had said, had expired on October 6, 2013.
Based on this, the Raj Thackeray-led MNS had, at the start of this week, asked Adnan to leave the country. A group affiliated to the MNS had then asked the authorities to not grant him a visa extension, even though Adnan had met the group's president. Usha Tanna, Adnan's lawyer, rubbished all these claims, stating, according to reports, "The application for extension of visa is a normal process and he has been doing it for the last 20 years. These issues are being raised for the sake of publicity. The case in the family court is limited to a few issues and the visa issue is outside the ambit of the family court."
However, yesterday, the Mumbai Police issued a notice to Adnan, asking him to appear before them, before leaving the country. Adnan, who has said numerous times in interviews, that he has adopted India as his second home, has been issued the notice to leave India within seven days, if he fails to respond to it. But if he responds, he will be given 30 days' time to regularise his visa.