An Indian national in Saudi Arabia has allegedly duped some 500 pilgrims of nearly $ 400,000 through a fake Haj campaign here, prompting authorities to launch a manhunt for him. The victims of the fake scheme are all expatriates.

They were informed by the Indian in mid-September that they will have tents in Mina and receive free food and transportation. However, after collecting over 1.5 million Saudi Riyal, the man disappeared and switched off his mobile. — PTI