Crime Branch Kashmir Produces Chargesheet Against Two Persons For Duping Hajj Aspirants

SRINAGAR: Crime Branch Kashmir on Thursday produced a charge sheet against two persons for duping and cheating Haj aspirants.

The charge sheet in case (FIR No: 38/2020) under section 420, 120-B RPC of police station CBK was filed before the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar against Shoiab Ashraf Khan of Goal Market Srinagar and Ashiq Hussain Mir of Gulab Bagh Zakura Srinagar (proprietors of  A&Y Tour and Travels), a CBK spokesman said.

He said CBK received a written complaint from one Nazir Ahmad Dar alleging that  Shoiab Ashraf Khan grabbed an amount of  Rs 8 lakhs on the pretext of organizing the Haj pilgrimage. On receipt of this complaint, he said, an enquiry was initiated.

“The enquiry conducted revealed that the accused Shoiab Ashraf Khan is running  Tour & Travel companies under the name and style ‘EDRAAL Tour & Travels’ and ‘A&Y’ at Nigeen and Kangan respectively for Haj and Umrah purposes in partnership with another accused namely  Ashiq Hussain Mir,” he added.

He further added that the accused induced the complaint and his associates to credit an amount of Rs 8 lakh for managing Haj Pilgrimage for them. However, he said, after receiving the money accused persons closed their Tour and Travel office and could not be traced by the complainant despite his incessant efforts.

The case was registered and the investigation established cheating on part of the accused persons. “Keeping in view the facts and evidence collected during the investigation offences punishable U/S 420 RPC was proved against the accused persons and Challan submitted in the Court of Law,” a CBK spokesman said.

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