AIIMS doctor duped of Rs 1 lakh

AIIMS doctor duped of Rs 1 lakh

Travel agent fools him with tour package for his family to Srinagar

A doctor working with the neurology department of the AIIMS was duped of Rs 1.10 lakh by a woman who promised to arrange a tour for his family to Jammu and Kashmir.

The family prepared for a five-day summer vacation, but never received any of the flight ticket as promised, police said on Wednesday.

Dr Rajeev Aggarwal, a resident of Ashok Vihar, claimed that he was duped after a travel agent named Razia frequently visited his office.

Razia claimed that she ran travel agency Axis in Ghaziabad along with two men named Parvez and Sunil Tomar.

“Being a doctor, many patients and families visit AIIMS and many service providers also come there. Razia used to visit our office frequently and approached me that she can arrange cheap tickets and accommodation in Srinagar,” Rajeev told police in his complaint.

On Razia’s persuasion, Rajeev agreed to travel to Srinagar with his five family members. It was agreed that it will be a five-day-four-night tour for six persons which will cost Rs 1.10 lakh that included flight tickets, accommodation and sightseeing.

It was further agreed that 10 per cent of the total amount will be returned as a cash-back scheme. Of the total amount, Razia requested Rajeev to initially pay Rs 20,000 to block the flight tickets. On her request, Rajeev gave her a cheque.

“Next day, Razia told Rajeev that it will take some time to clear the cheque and asked for cash. Therefore, Rajeev paid Rs 20,000 in cash and then she returned the cheque,” a police officer added.

After the payment, Razia informed Rajeev that six flight tickets had been blocked from Delhi to Srinagar and back on SpiceJet.

Soon, Razia’s brother and business partner Parvez also contacted Rajeev and asked for the balance amount to be paid as soon as possible.

“On the request, the remaining amount of Rs 70,000 was also transferred through RTGS. Razia and Parvez assured the flight tickets, but in spite of all my efforts, neither they gave the tickets nor returned the money,” Rajeev said.

Since then, Parvez has not been approachable, while Razia claimed that Parvez has fled with the money.

“Currently, both the accused are absconding and efforts are being made to nab them and return the doctor’s money,” the officer said.
DH News Service