Crime Branch produces charge sheet against an accused for duping Hajj aspirants

Srinagar: The Crime Branch Kashmir produced the chargesheet in the court of sub judge Pattan against a man for duping the hajj aspirants, providing them fake and invalid passports and grabbing their money thereof.

The accused is Hamidullah Mir, a resident of North Kashmir’s Newran village of Pattan town of Baramulla. The accused is the proprietor of M/S Kaba Tour and Travels.

Pertinently, Crime Branch Kashmir had received a complaint from one Ghulam Rasool Khanday of Pattan Bala, stating therein that he and his wife intended to undertake Hajj Pilgrimage and for that purpose he contacted Hamidullah Mir and paid him an amount of Rs 3.80 laks for arranging visa and air tickets and accommodation at Harmain Sharief in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and other related facilities for them.

The said accused provided them visa for proceeding to Saudi Arabia for Hajj Pilgrimage and accordingly they proceeded for Pilgrimage in September 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 or Umrah.

These passports and visas were verified and confirmed which turned to be fake and false.

On this count, case vide FIR Number 17/2018 under section 420 RPC was registered at Police Station Crime Branch Kashmir and investigation set into motion.

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

The offence under section 420 RPC has been proved against the accused Hamidullah Mir and accordingly the charge sheet was presented before the Court. (KNT)


Neyaz Elahi

Neyaz Elahi, who switched from Electronic to Print Media is a Kashmir based Accredited Journalist who has written extensively on Kashmir for local, national and international web portals. He is currently associated with Srinagar based News Agency Kashmir News Trust (KNT).

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