The RPF of N.F. Railway recovered railway e-tickets worth Rs. 64 thousand arrested 2 touts

Maligaon, July 11: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of N. F. Railway has apprehended two persons involved in illegal sale of railway tickets and recovered 25 railway e-tickets worth more than Rs. 64 thousand in two separate operations conducted over NFR on 8th and 9th July, 2021.

The RPF of the N.F Railway apprehended persons were prosecuted under section 143 of Railways Act. RPF also recovered 18 bottles liquor during checking in train on July 9, 2021.

In one such incident on 9th July, 2021, acting on information regarding touting activities by one travel agency ‘SATYAM INTERNET POINT’ located at Jail Road, Nagaon, a decoy check was conducted by CIB team of Lumding by sending one constable to purchase one e-ticket.

The shopkeeper charged Rs. 170/- instead of actual fare Rs.121.8/-. Immediately, RPF teams of CIB of Lumding and RPF Post at Chaparmukh under supervision of IPFof Chaparmukh conducted raid in the said shop with the help of local Police of Nagaon Sadar Police Station.

During the raid, they apprehended one person namely, Satyam Prakash Pandey 24 years residence of Jail Road in front of District Veterinary Center Nagaon, and recovered 6 railway e-tickets worth Rs. 7,834.06/- which were generated by using personal user IDs. In this regard, a case has been registered at RPF Post, Chaparmukh under section 143 of Railways Act.

In another incident on 8th July, 2021, acting on information received from RPF Cyber Cell Maligaon of N. F. Railway regarding touting of Railway E-tickets, RPF teams of CIB of Katihar and RPF Post of Barsoi under supervision of IPF CIB of Katihar conducted raid at Majrahi village Katihar and  apprehended one male person namely, Najir Ahamed 22 years residence of Katihar District of Bihar.

From his positive recovered two mobile handsets, one laptop with charger, one dongle and one register regarding booking of railway e-ticket from his possession. On thorough examination of the seized articles, detected 19 railway e-tickets valued Rs. 56,800.55/-, which were generated by using personal user IDs.

On further interrogation, the accused person disclosed that he had used more than 37 personal user IDs and lots of mobile numbers to book Railway E-tickets for his personal gain. In this regard, a case has been registered at RPF Post, Barsoi under section 143 of Railways Act.

On the other hand, on 9th July, 2021, RPF staff of CIB/Katihar & RPF Post of Katihar East, while checking in Train No. 05707 Radhikapur – Katihar Passenger at Katihar railway station, recovered 18 bottles liquor worth Rs. 2,592/- as unclaimed. Later, the recovered liquor was handed over to Excise of Katihar for further course of action.

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