Crime Branch Kashmir files chargesheet against 2 for duping Hajj aspirants

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Crime Branch Kashmir today filed a chargesheet against two accused persons in Srinagar for duping Hajj aspirants of Rs 8 lakh on the pretext of organising Hajj pilgrimage

According to a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), CBK filed a Charge-Sheet in case FIR No: 38/2020 U/S 420, 120-B RPC of P/S CBK before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar against Shoiab Ashraf Khan son of Mohd Ashraf Khan of Goal Market Srinagar and Ashiq Hussain Mir son of Mehraj-u-din Mir of Gulab Bagh Zakoora Srinagar (proprietors of A&Y Tour and Travels) for duping, cheating Haj aspirants and grabbing an amount of Rs. 8 lakh fraudulently and dishonestly on the pretext of organizing Haj pilgrimage.

The statement reads that Crime Branch Kashmir, received a written complaint from one Nazir Ahmad Dar alleging therein that one Shoiab Ashraf Khan, proprietor of A&Y Tour and Travels has grabbed an amount of Rs. 8 lakh on the pretext of organizing Hajj pilgrimage.

“On receipt of this complaint an enquiry was initiated at Crime Branch Kashmir. The enquiry revealed that the accused Shoiab Ashraf Khan is running Tour & Travel companies under the name and style ‘EDRAAL Tour & Travels’ and ‘A&Y’ at Nigeen and Kangan respectively for Hajj and Umrah purposes in partnership with another accused namely Ashiq Hussain Mir,” it reads.

It reads that the accused induced the complaint and his associates to credit an amount of Rs 8 Lac for managing Hajj Pilgrimage for them. “However, after receiving money, the accused persons closed their Tour and Travel office and could not be traced by the complainant, despite his incessant efforts.”

It reads that accordingly case FIR No: 38/2020 U/S 420, 120-B RPC was registered in P/S CBK. “Investigation established cheating on part of the accused persons and keeping in view the facts and evidence collected during the investigation offences punishable U/S 420 RPC were proved against the accused persons and challan was submitted in the court of law,” it reads. (KNS)

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