Preet Brar was arrested by Mumbai Police in September, 2013 in a land fraud case while he was trying to flee abroad. He was arrested on Mumbai airport and then handed over to Mohali Police. Preet Brar and his non-resident Indian (NRI) Amritpal Singh Brar were booked in a Rs. 51 lakh fraud case in August. The complainants alleged that Preet Brar and his brother took earnest money of Rs. 51 lakh for a land which they never owned. The singer was also booked in another case in April same year for theft and forcibly occupying a flat of a press reporter in Mundi Kharar.