Railway The Protection Force of N.F. Railway arrested 57 touts till date

Maligaon, May 10: Railway Protection Force of N.F. Railway has been successful in apprehending good number of touts over the year during special drive conducted at many places. These touts use to purchase railway tickets in false name by giving fake information/documents etc. and then sell the same to other passenger by taking a premium. These passenger while undertaking journey by train land into trouble as the ticket is in the name someone else. Genuine railway passenger also faces problem as a result of the same.

To check the menace of touts, RPF has been conducting drive on receipt of information. In one such case on 29.04.2019, at about 09.45 hrs, Inspector/RPF/CIB/Guwahati along with Asst Sub Inspector /RPF/ Shri Mukul Ch conducted drive at the PRS centre located at Kamakhya Temple and apprehended one person namely, Kapil Deo Singh, presently residing at Athgaon, Guwahati with recovery of with one TATKAL railway  reservation ticket bearing PNR No. 6528611035.

They also recover one normal railway  reservation ticket vide PNR No. 6328614106, one filled up railway reservation form, 02 blank railway reservation forms, one SAMSUNG (DUOS) mobile and cash Rs. 810/-. In this regard, a case vides no. 351/2019 dtd.29.04.2019 U/S 143 Railway Act was registered by Inspector/RPF/Kamakhya. Total value of the recovered railway tickets is Rs. 6,640/- (six thousand six hundred forty) only.

In another such case, on 02.05.19, at about 11.45 hrs, Asst. Sub Inspector / Shri A.K. Nath along with Constable/Juma Khan, G. Pathak and Sushil Kumar under the supervision of Inspector/RPF/Dimapur/Post, conducted drive against touting activities at Dimapur PRS centre, during which they apprehended one person namely, Jadu Borah, resident of Amguri, with recovery of two Railway journey tickets bearing PNR No. 662-8742554, 662-8741802, four filled up requisition forms and cash Rs. 830/- (Eight hundred thirty) only. In this regard, Inspector/RPF/Dimapur registered a case vide No.83/19 u/s 143 Railways Act, dated 02.05.2019.

It may be mentioned here that during the year 2018 Railway Protection Force successfully arrested and prosecuted 57 touts during drives conducted throughout N.F. Railway. In the current year (2019) 6 touts could be arrested and prosecuted till date.

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