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These Punjabi Singers Just Got In Legal Trouble Over 'Kaafile'

By: Harloveen | July 15, 2017

Punjabi singer Lavi Dhindsa, popular for his song 'Tait Goriye', Chandigarh Badnaam', 'Zehar Wargi', and others has recently fallen in legal trouble over plagiarism!

The second one involved is Canadian resident Sam Gill. The duo allegedly forged a lyricist of his song and earned lakhs by posting it on YouTube. The song was titled 'Kaafile'. This prompted the police to register a fraud case against them and one of their accomplices.

Released on the official YouTube channel of Haani Records, 'Kaafile' was credited on the following names:

Song: Kaafile
Singer: Lavi Dhindsa ft Sultaan 
Music: TJAY
Lyrics: Sam Gill
Motion Poster: Burning Light Studios
Project BY: Preet Gill
Producer: Sam Gill 

Evidently, the lyricist as mentioned above is Sam Gill. 

But, a resident of Kharar, named Gopal, has claimed that the song was originally written by him and it was used fraudulently by this team.

Gopal(a professional lyricist who has already written more than 50 songs) got the song registered and secured its copyrights. He had shared the lyrics with this team as they were his old acquaintances. An informal deal was struck between them on a condition that Dhindsa wil not voice the song and also that any profits earned by the song will have to be shared with Gopal.

However, no formal agreement was signed.

Lavi, Sam and their accomplice Jaspreet then allegedly prepared a fake agreement, forging the signature of Gopal.  

According to TOI, Gopal stated, "The accused threatened me not to file a police complaint, dropping the names of top politicians and higher police officials."

Dhindsa sang the song without informing Gopal. "I came to know about the fraud when the accused posted the song on YouTube and earned lakhs of rupees from it without sharing the profit with me," Gopal alleged.
On May 10, Gopal filed a complaint before the SSP and on Friday the police registered a case under sections 420 (cheating), 465 (forgery), 467 (forgery of valuable security and will), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using as genuine a forged document or electronic record), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).



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