Mohammed Azharuddin accused of allegedly cheating travel agent

Former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin along with two others have been accused of alleged cheating by a Maharashtra travel agent who lodged a police complaint for duping Rs 20.96 lakh.


Shahab, owner of Danish Tours and Travels agency in Aurangabad, Maharashtra alleged in his complaint that he booked several international flight tickets worth Rs 20.96 lakh for Azharuddin and some others in November last year on the request of the former India captain’s personal assistant Mujib Khan.

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The travel agent owner said despite repeated promises for online payment of the ticket money, he did not receive any.

In his complaint, Shahab said when he asked for the payment, Khan’s associate Sudesh Awakkal sent an e-mail saying he has transferred Rs 10.6 lakh to him, but it was not received

“I know Khan for years, as he would often book air tickets for Azharuddin. I never faced an issue in the past. This time Khan asked me to book two tickets to Europe for Azharuddin and Avikkal. They travelled from Mumbai to Dubai, then to Paris on Emirates Airlines on November 9, and returned to Mumbai via Delhi on November 12. The tickets cost Rs 20.96 lakh.”

Investigating Officer A.D. Nagre confirmed the news stating that the investigation is underway regarding the matter.

While speaking to news agency IANS, A.D. Nagre, of the City Chowk police station said, “We have lodged a first information report against Mujeeb Khan (Aurangabad), Sudheesh Avikkal (Kerala), Mohammad Azharuddin (Hyderabad). No arrests have been made and further investigations are underway.”

Mohammad Azharuddin strongly opposed the travel agent’s claims and said he is going to file a defamation case against them.

“I strongly rubbish the false FIR filed against me in Aurangabad. I’m consulting my legal team, and would be taking actions as necessary,” Azhar said.


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