Crime Branch books travel agency for cheating

Srinagar, Jun 4: Crime Branch Kashmir received a complaint from Ghulam Rasool Khanday S/O Ghulam Mohammed Khanday R/O Pattan Baramulla stating therein that he & 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 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 & style of “M/S Kaba Tour & Travels” operated by one Hamidulla Mir S/O Mohammed Yousuf Mir R/O 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 Hamidulla Mir S/O Mohammed Yousuf Mir R/O Newran Pattan, Baramulla, proprietor M/S “Kaba Tour & Travels” and investigation taken up.