On specific compliant received in the office of Deputy Commissioner, Ganderbal and Labour Commissioner, J&K that some persons were issuing fake service provider registration cards to the Service providers of Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra by charging a hefty amount, the Deputy Commissioner, Ganderbal Dr. Piyush Singla and Labour Commissioner, J&K Dr. Abdul Rashid directed the Assistant Labour Commissioner, Ganderbal Shri Murtaza Ahmad Sheikh to proceed to Sonamarg to investigate the specific complaint.
The Assistant Labour Commissioner, Ganderbal along with the J&K police raided local Hotel and caught hold of people impersonating as Labour Officer of Labour Department, J&K and issuing Service Provider Registration Cards against a hefty sum of Rs. 600/- to Rs. 1000/- whereas normal fee for Service Provider Registration cards is Rs. 50/- only. The other person was found in possession of incriminating documents and was arrested by the police on the spot. An FIR has been registered against him in the Police, Station Sonamarg.
In similar complaint, police have also nabbed few persons involved in black marketing of helicopter tickets on Neelgrath Panjtarni route. The action by the authorities gives a loud and clear message to the wrong doers to refrain from such activities.