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e- ticket racket! RPF men arrest man from Chikkamagaluru, seize 48 tickets

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Mysuru: Railway protection force (RPF) attached to South Western Railways (SWR), Mysuru division has busted illegal e- ticket racket. A person accused of selling tickets has been arrested from Chikkamagaluru and 48 tickets worth Rs 17,054 have been seized from him.

In an attempt to restart train services, had introduced more than 100 pairs of trains on select routes across the nation commencing from June 01 and since then there is a huge demand for tickets on an majority of routes. Several complaints had been made regarding touts using multiple identities and booking tickets in these trains and selling them at a premium.

On specific information of touting activities during the unprecedented time of global pandemic, the Crime Intelligence Branch of Railway Protection Force, Mysuru Division launched a drive to identify such illegal activities over the division. The CIB team collected the PNRs, had them analyzed through software and then zeroed in on the suspects.

On July 15, based on a search warrant obtained from the Railway Magistrate, Mysuru, Krishnaji Rao, Sub-Inspector and team conducted a search at Government Fair Price Shop, Hullehalli Village, Kadur Taluk, Chikkmagaluru District and arrested the accused Puttaswamy H G age 26 years and recovered 48 E-tickets worth Rs 17,054 and one mobile phone.

A case has been registered at RPF outpost at Birur under Section 143 of the Railways Act 1989, according to Priya Shetty,
Divisional Railway Manager and PRO.

– Team Mysoorunews


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