The command you used is fine.
The problem is that on the machine 188.8.131.52, the directory
/user/pradeep does not exist. Are you sure it isn't
/home/pradeep or some other name?
Assuming you actually do have that directory on that machine, the problem that might be afflicting you could be 'automounted NFS home directory'. That is, if the home directory is automounted when you login, it could be that
scp does not trigger that mount operation, and therefore your home directory appears to be missing. I'm not sure whether this is still a problem - it used to afflict me periodically a decade ago.