J&K Police Tourism Enforcement Wing has busted an illegal and un-registered Hajj/Umrah Tour & Travel agency operating in Kashmir valley.
Tourist Police Station Srinagar received information that one un-approved travel agency namely INDO SAHAB located at New Delhi is allegedly operating in Kashmir valley illegally. In order to cheat gullible people this agency is giving frequent advertisements in local newspapers.
After receiving this information a case FIR No. 06/2017 under section 420, 511 RPC, 2/28-32, 36(II) T.T Act R.W sec 2(g) T.T Act was registered
During the course of investigation two persons identified as Dawood Ahmad Azad son of Humayoun Azad resident of Kursoo Rajbagh and Mohammad Shabbar Khoja son of Hassan Ali Khoja resident of Dongri Mumbai proprietor of a travel company at Mumbai who were operating in Srinagar on behalf of INDO SAHAB TOUR & TRAVEL SERVICES, were arrested. The duo were working with INDO SAHAB TRAVEL SERVICES, First floor Abu Fazal Enclave Jamia Nagar Okhla New Delhi and were persuading and motivating the local Hajj aspirants regarding the HAJJ 2017. They were collecting money from the Hajj aspirants.
During further course of investigation it has surfaced that INDO SAHAB TRAVEL SERVICES has not been issued quota for the Hajj 2017 by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.
Some documents & passports have been recovered from the accused persons and Rs 330,000/= has been recovered from Indo Sahab Travel Services New Delhi till now. Further investigation of the case is going on.
The public in general is advised not to fall prey to un-registered/un-authorized Hajj/Umrah tour operators and before booking any tour, should be verified.