Baramulla police on Friday said to have arrested fraudster involved in selling of fake Gandola tickets in tourist resort Gulmarg, Kashmir.
In a statement, a police spokesman said police Station Gulmarg received a written complaint from Manager Gulmarg Gondola Project wherein he stated that today, a ticket checker caught eleven tourists with a fake gondola ticket. On enquiry, the tourists stated that some tourist guide has sold them these tickets.
He said, to this effect case FIR was registered under relevant sections of law in Police Station Gulmarg and investigation set in motion.
During course of investigation the statement of the tourist was recorded and after strenuous efforts, a tourist guide namely Mohamad Akhter Katari S/O Gh Nabi Katari R/O Bandi Bala Chandoosa was taken into custody and investigation was set into motion, he said.
During investigation, it was revealed by the fraudsters that their modus operandi is to pre book gondola tickets and then sell them to gullible tourists at exorbitant rates, the spokesman added.—(Input from Asian News Hub)