Umrah pilgrims stranded, tour manager absconding
Hyderabad: A manager of a travel agency cheated nearly 100 people in the name of Umrah package at Mirchowk. The accused took lakhs of rupees from the victims, but failed to deliver. As many as 20 Umrah pilgrims from Hyderabad were stranded in Saudi Arabia as the manager of Akbar Travels had not provided them with a return ticket, said Mirchowk police officials.
“Each victim had paid almost Rs 80,000 for the package. However, the agent has neither provided them with visa nor flight tickets so far,” said a police official. Nearly 20 people had gone for Umrah to Saudi Arabia, but the agent had only provided them with a one-way ticket. He had promised to provide them with return ticket on completion of the pilgrimage. The accused, Md. Irfan is absconding.