Hajeej fraud: Police charges Gilkar trio for ‘cheating’

Hajeej fraud: Police charges Gilkar trio for ‘cheating’

Aqib Ahmad
Srinagar: Police has filed chargesheet against Fabiyan Wahid Gilkar, his brother Arsalan and their father Abdul Wahid Gilkar for duping over 300 Hajj aspirants.
The trio has been charged under RPC sections of 420 (Cheating and dishonestly), 406 (criminal breach of trust), 295-A (Maliciously insulting religious beliefs or properties) and 120B (criminal conspiracy).
Fabiyan, who owned Hajeej India, a Hajj tour operator based in Munawarabad, Srinagar, is accused along with his brother and father for duping the Hajj aspirants in 2011.
The chargesheet has been filed in connection with cases—FIR no 58/2011 (PS Khaniyar), 46 of 2011 (PS Kralkhud), 47/2011 (PS Lal Bazar), 66/2011(PS Harwan) 97 of 2011(PS Shaheedgunj) 80 of 2011(PS MR Gunj), 153 of 2011 (PS Safa Kadal), 162 of 2011 (PS Batamaloo), 198 of 2011 (PS Ram Munshibagh) and 224 of 2011(PS Saddar).
In 2011, the Hajeej had asked the aspirants to deposit their passports and money with it for Hajj. After the scandal came to fore, Fabiyan, had gone underground to evade arrest. The police, after issuing a ‘hue and cry’ notice for him across India and announcing a cash reward of Rs 30,000 for his whereabouts, arrested him from Ajmer in December 2011.
Later Arsalan and Abdul Wajid Gilkar were also released. They were later release on bail by the court.
Meanwhile, a Sessions court before whom chargesheet was filed by SP north, has issued lookout notice against the trio under 512 CrPC besides general warrants of arrest against them.