Tourists turn conmen, run away with rented bikes


Srinagar: A group of Malaysian tourists duped a rental agency in Srinagar after they ran away with the bikes they had hired to visit Ladakh region of the state.

Police said that a Srinagar based bike rental services lodged a complaint that few Malaysian tourists have failed to return his bikes that they took from him for paying a visit to the Ladakh region of the state.

“Police received a complaint from Faisal Nazir Mir son of Nazir Ahmad Mir resident of HMT, Srinagar running Kashmir Travelogue bike rental services that three Malaysian tourists have taken three Royal Enfield bikes from him on rent for a trip to Leh. The complaint further stated that the tourists had left the country without returning the bikes,” a police spokesman said.

“On receipt of this information a case FIR number 69/2017 under section 406 RPC was registered and investigation was set into motion,” he added.

During the course of investigation, the Malaysian embassy was contacted and after strenuous efforts it was found that the bikes were dumped by the tourists at Manali. A police party was dispatched to Manali and all the three bikes were recovered, the spokesman added.

After proper verification, the bikes were later handed over to the owner, he said.



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