CBK Carries searches at srinagar on travel agents, various Airlines

Srinagar 16 january (KNS): The Crime Branch Kashmir today carried searches at number of locations across Srinagar city in connection with a case FIR No: 30/2020 U/S 120, 468, 471,409,120-B IPC regarding the sale of air tickets on highly exorbitant rates by travel agents and various Airlines.

As per the statement issued to news agency-kashmir news service (KNS), The Crime Branch Kashmir had received a complaint from different Travel Associations and Trade bodies through Director Tourism, Kashmir regarding dry selling/offline selling of bulk tickets by airlines staff to the ticketing agents in advance and in violation of the standing norms and procedure. The Complaint further alleged that travel agents in league with Airlines staff are selling the tickets at exorbitant rates.

The investigation has revealed that large number of tickets have been purchased by some agents through various airlines in violation of the standing norms and procedure. Accordingly searches, as mandated under law were conducted on 16.01.2021 across the city and important documents pertaining to the case investigation have been seized from various travel agents. Further investigation in the case is being conducted(KNS).

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