Crime Branch books travel agency for cheating

Srinagar

Crime Branch Kashmir received a complaint from Ghulam Rasool Khanday son of Ghulam Mohammed Khanday of Pattan Baramulla stating therein that he and his wife intended to under-take Haj-pilgrimage and for the purpose he contacted M/S “Kaaba Tour & Travels” Camp office Zangam Pattan and paid an amount of Rs 3.80 lacs for arranging Visa, Air Ticket, accommodation other Haj-related facilities etc. at Harmeen Shareef (KSA).

The said Tour and Travel agency provided Visa for proceeding to Saudi Arabia and they proceeded for Haj-pilgrimage on 06, 09, 2016, but they were stopped at Delhi Airport and were not allowed to proceed ahead on the grounds that their Visa is invalid and is not meant for Haj/Umrah purpose. They returned back to their home.

Subsequently, Crime Branch Kashmir initiated a preliminary enquiry under Regt. NO. 38/2017. During the course of enquiry it transpired that  the  company under name and style of  “M/S Kaba Tour & Travels” operated by Hamidulla Mir, son of Mohammed Yousuf Mir, a resident of Newran Pattan, Baramulla, proprietor is not registered as yet, the suspect has defrauded/cheated many Haj-aspirants  on the pretext of arranging  Haj/Umrah package for them and has also  provided invalid Visa to the complainant, his wife  and some  other Haj aspirants in a fraudulent and dishonest manner.

Accordingly, Crime Branch Kashmir registered Case under No. 17/2018 U/s 420 RPC against accused and investigations were taken up.

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