GUWAHATI: Railway Protection Force (RPF) crime investigation team of Guwahati railway station conducted a raid at the Prakash Travel Agency located at Paltan Bazar (Guwahati) on October 10 on charges of doing the illegal business of selling Railway E-tickets. During the raid, one person named Biswajit Kundu, aged about 30 years, was apprehended with the recovery of 8 number of E-tickets valued over Rs 6,120 generated by using his personal ID from his possession. One computer with accessories, one mobile phone and cash worth Rs 20,400 was also seized. This has been stated in an NFR press release.
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 the train journey, the release stated.
During the last seven days from October 8 to October 14, the RPF also successfully arrested 31 persons on charges of stopping 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 a ticket or proper ticket during a joint drive along with the Commercial department and fine to the tune of Rs 1, 30, 061 was realized from offenders, the release added.