Srinagar: Crime Branch Kashmir on Monday claimed to have booked a travel agency “Kaaba tour and travels” for duping the Haj aspirants by providing them the fake visa
Spokesperson in a statement said that after police received a complaint from Ghulam Rasool Khanday son of Ghulam Mohammed Khanday a resident of Pattan Baramulla stating therein that he & his wife intended to under-take Haj-pilgrimage.
For theat purpose he contacted “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).
Crime branch on Monday said that the 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.
Hence they returned back to their home from Delhi.
“Subsequently Crime Branch Kashmir initiated a preliminary enquiry under Regt. NO. 38/2017,” it said.
During the course of enquiry it transpired that the company under name & 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 Hamidulla Mir S/O Mohammed Yousuf Mir R/O Newran Pattan, Baramulla, proprietor M/S “Kaba Tour & Travels” and investigation taken up.