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RPF of NFR arrested touts for illegal booking, sale of train tickets

ByNE India Broadcast

Feb 27, 2022

The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Northeast Frontier Railway on getting information raided three shops in two different locations during last few days to check illegal sale of railway tickets. RPF recovered 47 railway e-tickets worth more than Rs. 23 thousand on 21st and 22nd February, 2022 during the drive. In this regard three persons were arrested and prosecuted under section 143 of the Railways Act.

In the incident on 18.02.2022, information was received regarding touting activities by a shop namely “Mallika Colour House”, situated at Chapatoli, Dibrugarh (Assam). On the basis of the information, CIB team/Tinsukia of RPF conducted a decoy check on the said shop by purchasing a Railway e-ticket in the name of one staff. The ticket was generated by the shop owner illegally by using personal ID. As such, on 21.02.2022, CIB team/Tinsukia of RPF and staff of Cyber Cell/Tinsukia under the leadership of IPF/Tinsukia conducted raid and search at the said shop with the assistance of Local Police of Bhadoi Panchali. During the course of raid, they recovered 14 Railway e-Tickets, worth Rs. 8117.00 (approx). One Laptop and one mobile handset with two SIM’s were also seized during the raid and one person was arrested and taken into custody.

In the other incidents on 22.02.2022, information was received regarding touting activities by two shops located at Naojan, Golaghat (Assam). After getting considerable evidence, IPF with officer and staff of RPF/Post/Dimapur conducted raid and search the two shops namely “Ankur Online Digital Service Point” and “Arunoday Kendra Digital Sewa Common Services Centre” under the supervision of ASC/RPF/Dimapur. During the course of raid, they recovered 21 Railway e-tickets, worth Rs. 8100.00 (approx) with one mobile phone with SIM card and 12 Railway e-tickets, worth Rs. 7760.00 (approx) with one mobile phone with SIM card respectively. The tickets were generated by the shop owners illegally by using personal ID. All the items found during the raid were seized and both the shop owners were arrested and taken into custody.

RPF of NFR keeps a close watch on the touting activity to prevent illegal selling of Railway tickets. Unauthorized carrying on of business of procuring and supplying of railway ticktes is a punishable offence under section 143 of the Railways Act.

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