RPF recovered railway e-tickets worth more than 70 thousand rupees from touts
GUWAHATI, May 13 (H.S.). Acting on information, the Railway Protection Force (RF) of Northeast Frontier Railway (NER) raided five establishments and agencies at five different locations during the last few days to check illegal sale of railway tickets. During this raid, 50 railway e-tickets worth more than 70 thousand rupees were recovered from 10 to 12 May. During the raid, 07 people were caught and tried.
Pusire Chief Public Relations Officer Sabyasachi Dey has told on Friday that on May 12, a joint team of RPF’s New Jalpaiguri and Siliguri raided an establishment named ‘System Solutions’ located at DBC Road, Siliguri (West Bengal). Five railway e-tickets and one computer set, one printer and two mobile phones worth more than Rs.12 thousand were seized from the establishment. The shop owner was taken into custody.
Apart from this, a total of 45 railway e-tickets worth more than Rs. During the raid, 06 people were caught with computer items and cash from the shops.
Thus RPF detained 09 people involved in touting activities during April. 56 railway e-tickets worth more than Rs 80,000 were seized from them. A case under section 143 of the Railways Act has been registered for further action against the persons apprehended from different places during the month.
The RPF of NER keeps a close watch on the touting activities to check the illegal sale of rail tickets. Unauthorized purchase and supply of railway tickets is an offense punishable under section 143 of the Railways Act. RPF is making every effort to stop touting activities.