Haj scandal accused Fabiyan nabbed in Rajasthan

Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday said that the main accused in the Haj scandal, Fabiyan Wahid Gilkar, has been arrested in Rajasthan.

Last Updated: Dec 19, 2011, 13:26 PM IST

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday said
that the main accused in the Haj scandal, Fabiyan Wahid
Gilkar, has been arrested in Rajasthan.

A police team headed by Deputy Superintendent of Police
Tahir Ahmed has succeeded in arresting Gilkar, who hails from
Chandpora area at Harwan in Srinagar, Senior Superintendent of
Police Srinagar Ashiq Hussain Bukhari said.

More than 500 local Haj pilgrims were duped of over Rs 10
crore after Al-Hajeej tour and travel agency failed to arrange
for their departure to Saudi Arabia.

The owners of the travel agency had said they could not
arrange for the departure of their clients as the travel
documents had not been received from the Saudi embassy in New
Delhi.

The lid was blown from the fraud after the owners failed
to refund the huge amounts of money they had collected from
the clients.

Gilkar, one of the partners of the agency, was nabbed
from Churu in Rajasthan and is being brought to Srinagar where
he is wanted by police in connection with several offences
including cheating a large number of people.

Police had already arrested Arsalan Gilkar, one of the
owners of Hajeej from Mumbai airport on November 3 who, the
pilgrims said, had lured them to pay more and early.

PTI