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Scandal of the hajj pilgrims who are cheated by devious tour operators

Scandal of the hajj pilgrims who are cheated by devious tour operators

A journey to Mecca is a religious obligation for Muslims. But on their return to the UK, many have alarming stories to tell of how they have been ripped off For Tariq Khan* and his family, the pilgrimage to Mecca ...

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Hajj fraud victim: Hotel on rip-off tour unfit for humans

Hajj fraud victim: Hotel on rip-off tour unfit for humans

Squalid, dirt-encrusted sinks, a rickety AC unit with exposed wires and a filthy hole in the ground that doubled as a toilet: This is what greeted one Brit as he embarked on the annual hajj pilgrimage. Ahmed Ali Minhas should ...

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Breaking: Cllr Mohammed Ashraf thrown out of Labour Party

A serving Luton councillor convicted of fraud has been “excluded” from the Labour Party. The news was confirmed minutes ago by an East of England Labour Party spokesman. During a two day trial at Luton Magistrates Court, it emerged Cllr ...

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Morally he should resign

The leader of Luton Council’s Conservatives has said that Cllr Mohammed Ashraf “morally” should resign after being convicted of five counts of fraud. In an ironic case, it was officers from Luton Council working with counterparts in Birmingham who brought ...

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Company director jailed for a year for Hajj fraud

Company director jailed for a year for Hajj fraud

A director of a rogue Hajj travel company was found guilty and sentenced to 12 months in prison at Birmingham Crown Court today (1 June 2016). Mohammed Arfan (38) who ran Al-Safah Tours Limited, based at 442 Alum Rock Road, ...

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Birmingham travel agents targeted in Hajj fraud operation

Birmingham travel agents targeted in Hajj fraud operation

A string of travel agents in the Birmingham area have been visited this morning (7 April 2016) after being identified as potentially selling unlicensed package tours to Mecca. Officers from the City of London Police, Civil Aviation Authority and Birmingham ...

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Travel firm fined for failing to protect customers on Hajj pilgrimage

Travel firm fined for failing to protect customers on Hajj pilgrimage

An east London travel operator which provides package holidays to the Hajj pilgrimage has been ordered to pay more than £12,000 for failing to protect its customers. Al Kabir Travels & Tours Ltd, based in New Road, Whitechapel, was found guilty ...

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Police swoop on Ashton travel firm allegedly mis-selling religious pilgrimage trips to British Muslims

Police swoop on Ashton travel firm allegedly mis-selling religious pilgrimage trips to British Muslims

Three people have been arrested after raids at a firm believed to be fraudulently selling religious pilgrimages to British Muslims. Police swooped in a pre-emptive move after fears dozens of who people have booked trips for the Hajj and Umrah ...

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