Hyderabad: Case against travel agency for duping Umrah pilgrims

Hyderabad: Hyderabad police have lodged a case against KSS travel agency for allegedly cheating people on the pretext of sending them to Umrah pilgrimage. The police said that Altaf Hussain of the travel agency duped Umrah aspirants for an amount between Rs 18,000 to Rs 35,000.

A case was registered with Dabeerpura police under Section 420 and 406 of Indian Penal Code against Altaf Hussain and others. Several complainants had approached the police on Tuesday, said a Deccan Chronicle report.

“Enquiries revealed that the KSS travel agency was sending persons on the holy pilgrimage for the last three to four years and they claim to have sent about 9000 persons so far. A team will be sent to Andhra Pradesh to take Altaf Hussain into custody.” said DCP (south) V Satyanarayana.

In a separate incident, Hyderabad cyber crime police had arrested three persons from New Delhi for creating a fake job website and cheating several youths by charging each of them with Rs 98 and further asking them for another Rs 499.

“The accused had created a fake website with the name Telangana Agro Development Corp, inviting applications for posts like project manager, marketing officer, field officer, computer operator, lab technicians and clerks,” said Anjani Kumar, Hyderabad commissioner of police.