DEHRADUN: A 22-year-old man, recognized as Hakimuddin from Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district, was arrested by Chamoli police for allegedly duping Char Dham pilgrims of round Rs 30 lakh underneath the pretext of reserving resort rooms.
The rip-off got here to the fore when a person from Thane (Maharashtra) approached Badrinath police after he was cheated of Rs 6,000.
The person was promised a resort room reserving in Badrinath. In his criticism, the person mentioned that he paid cash (by way of a web-based platform) to an individual posing because the resort proprietor. Nevertheless, when he reached the place, there was no hint of the accused and the resort administration clarified that there was no reserving in his identify.
“On receiving the criticism, I arrange a staff led by a senior sub-inspector rank-officer to research the case. In the course of the probe, we tracked the cellphone numbers utilized in related fraud instances and zeroed down on the situation of the accused in Rajasthan. Subsequently, a staff was despatched to nab the offender,” Shweta Choubey, superintendent of police (SP), Chamoli mentioned.
Police have discovered that Hakimuddin had been pulling off such on-line fraud for the final couple of years. He duped a number of folks throughout the Covid lockdown as properly. Earlier, a rip-off involving helicopter bookings for Badrinath and Kedarnath was busted by Chamoli police and a person was arrested from Bihar for his alleged involvement within the case.

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