VADODARA: Two travel agents have been booked for allegedly deceiving two customers out of Rs 5.26 lakh at the city’s cybercrime police station. Vashisht Upadhyay, a businessman, approached cops on Sunday and filed charges against Aditya Jain and Rajesh Patel.
Upadhyay said in his complaint that he and his family were planning a holiday trip to the Maldives in March this year. He visited Balajiholydasindia.com and got the number of Jain who offered package tour. Upadhyay then transferred Rs 1.50 lakh to Jain in installments through different bank accounts. The defendant then demanded payment of the balance, but Upadhyay said he would only pay after the flight ticket was confirmed.
The next day, Patel called Upadhyay and said he was sending the air ticket and demanded Rs one lakh for the balance payment. Upadhyay transferred the money but he did not receive the note. He then called Jain but got no response. Upadhyay got suspicious and checked the invoice sent by the accused which turned out to be fake.
Upadhyay said in his complaint that another citizen Hasmukh Prajapati was also duped in the same way by the accused. Prajapati lost Rs 2.76 lakh. Cybercrime detectives have opened investigations into both complaints.