According to the details shared by the Indian media, the appellate tribunal of Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) fined him for 50 lakhs Indian Rupees.

In 2003, the singer had bought eight flats in Mumbai without prior permission from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), when he was a Pakistani national. Foreign nationals are required to seek RBI’s permission to buy property in India.

In its order on September 12, the tribunal noted that the entire sale of flats has been paid by way a loan and income which was generated in India. The tax on the income has also been paid by Sami.

The 46-year-old musician claimed he didn’t know Pakistani nationals cannot buy property in India.