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Travel agency dupes Dwarka residents

delhi Updated: Nov 03, 2011 00:02 IST
Jatin Anand

A local travel agency may be using something as innocent as your children’s drawings to get access to your hard-earned money. According to a group of residents from Dwarka, after a child’s drawing won an intra-housing society competition, representatives of Awesome Holidays, the travel company, hustled them into purchasing lifetime memberships.

“We were promised a three-night, four-day stay at any location in the country at what they claimed was a discount,” said AK Pandey, a practising lawyer.

Pandey ended up paying Rs 51,750 to the company just like Indu Khatreja, a 48-year-old housewife who also stays in sector 14. “The same company approached my family in April and asked me to pay ‘only’ Rs 22,000 for a lifetime membership. But when we wanted to avail the scheme, they told us to make our own arrangements,” Khatreja said.

Pandey stays in Dwarka sector 14 and has filed a criminal case of cheating and criminal conspiracy against the company.