Tourist guide held for selling fake Gondola tickets in Gulmarg
Post by Noor Mohi-ud-din on Sunday, April 9, 2023
Baramulla, Apr 08: A tourist guide was arrested by the Baramulla Police for selling fake gondola tickets to two tourists in Gulmarg.
A police official said that the manager of the Gulmarg Gondola Project lodged a complaint with the Gulmarg Police Station after the ticket checkers caught the two tourists with the fake tickets.
According to the complaint, the tourists revealed that they had purchased the tickets from a tourist guide named Aashiq Hussain Magray for Rs. 2500 per ticket.
The police registered an FIR against the accused under relevant sections of the law and initiated an investigation.
"After recording the statement of the tourists, the police took Magray into custody," a police official said.
Police said that during the investigation, the fraudsters revealed that they pre-booked gondola tickets and sold them to gullible tourists at inflated prices.
The police have warned tourists to be cautious of such fraudsters. The incident has once again highlighted the need for tourists to be vigilant while purchasing tickets for tourist attractions.