Crime branch produces chargesheet against tour operator for providing fake Hajj visa to couple

BARAMULLA: The Crime Branch Jammu on Wednesday produced a chargesheet against a man, who had allegedly duped the hajj aspirants, providing them fake and invalid passports and grabbing their money thereof.

The accused has been identified as Hamidullah Mir a resident of Newran Pattan proprietor of M/S Kaba Tour and Travels.

According to the statement, the Crime Branch Kashmir produced the charge sheet of case FIR No: 17 of 2018 U/S 420 RPC of ps crime branch Kashmir, in the court of sub judge Pattan against Hamidullah Mir a resident of Pattan Baramulla for duping the hajj aspirants, providing them fake/invalid passports and grabbing their money thereof.

“Crime Branch Kashmir received a complaint from one Ghulam Rasool Khanday a resident of Pattan Bala, stating therein that he and his wife intended to undertake Hajj Pilgrimage and for that purpose, he contacted Hamidullah Mir Newran Pattan prop of M/S Kaba Tour and Travels and paid him an amount of Rs 3.80 lacs for arranging visa/ air tickets and accommodation at Harmain Sharief (KSA) and other related facilities for them,” reads the statement.

The said accused provided them visa for proceeding to Saudi Arabia for Hajj Pilgrimage and accordingly they proceeded for Pilgrimage on 16.9.2016 but were stopped at Delhi airport and were not allowed to proceed ahead on the ground that their visas are invalid and are not meant for Hajj/Umrah,” it reads.

“These passports/visas were verified/ confirmed which turned to be fake and false. On this count, the case with FIR No: 17/2018 U/s 420 RPC was registered in ps crime branch Kashmir and investigation set into motion,” it added.

The statement said that the allegations were established in the course of the investigation against the accused and it was also established that the accused had duped other Hajj aspirants hailing from the Pattan area.

“The offence under section 420 RPC has been proved against the accused Hamidullah Mir and accordingly the charge sheet was presented before the court of Sub judge pattan,” reads the statement.

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