Tour operator booked for duping customer in Thane

Thane: A tour operator has been booked for allegedly duping a customer of thousands of rupees by promising to book a tour and then fleeing after locking the company office in the district, police said on Thursday.

The accused, identified as Ibrahim Sashan, who operated a tour and travel company in the Vrindavan Society for about five years, was charged for the offence after a customer lodged a complaint with the police, Assistant Police Inspector (API) Niteen Mahadik of the Rabodi police station said.

The complainant alleged that he had booked a holiday package for Goa for his family and paid a sum of Rs 1,13,386 for the same on May 5. However, in want of confirmation of the hotel and flight booking even after 20 days, the victim approached the police, the official said.

The tour operator had cheated many other customers in a similar manner, he said. A case has been registered under relevant sections ofIPC, he said, adding further investigation is on.

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