RPF, NF Railway have busted an alleged unauthorized e-ticketing racket, running in Paltan Bazar area of Guwahati .
Railway Protection Force (RPF) crime investigation team of Guwahati railway station conducted raid at the Prakash Travel Agency located at Paltan Bazar (Guwahati) on 10th October, 2018 on charges of doing illegal business of selling Railway E-tickets.
During raid one person namely Biswajit Kundu aged about 30 years was apprehended with recovery of 8 nos E-tickets valued over Rs. 6,120/- generated by using his personnel ID. One computer with accessories, one mobile phone and cash worth Rs. 20,400/- was also seized.
A case has been registered at the RPF post Guwahati railway station vide no.- 964/18 Under section 143 of Railway Act. It may be mentioned here that Railway authority has been continuously conducting drives against such touts throughout N.F. Railway and also regularly alert passenger not to buy tickets from such touts to avoid problem during train journey.
During the last seven days from 8th to 14th October, RPF also successfully arrested 31 persons on charges of stopping the running trains illegally by needless pulling of the Alarm Chain without any valid reason or emergency. This is a punishable offence.
The arrested persons were prosecuted under section 141 of the Railways Act. During the same period as many as 211 ticketless travellers were also detected to be travelling without ticket or proper ticket during joint drive along-with the Commercial department and fine to the tune of Rs. 1, 30, 061/- was realized from offenders.