CHENNAI: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) and vigilance arrested a tout who was selling tatkal reservation tickets from IRCTC portal.
According to a press note, the RPF got a tip that KP Travel Agency, Sowcarpet, was doing unauthorised business of obtaining and selling train tickets.
A joint team of RPF, Chennai Division, A Johnson Jayakumar, assistant sub-inspector, Chennai Beach and G Gunasekaran, Chief Vigilance Inspector searched the agency premises on November 13 and seized 21 tatkal tickets from various originating stations to various destinations. The total ticket fare was `38427.
The team also seized completed reservation forms, one receipt book of KP Travels and some envelopes after legal formalities.
The owner of the travels V Biju has been arrested and a case under the Railways Act was registered against him at RPF, Chennai Beach.
Duo Held for Robbery
The Railway Protection Force (RPF) arrested two persons involved in train robbery recently.
According to a press note, the robbers Navamani alias Natarajan and Dilli Babu, both aged 19, were arrested after they robbed a passenger, Mohammed Mazin from Aurangabad, Bihar, who was travelling by an EMU train from Sullurpetta to the Moore Market complex.
The robbers assaulted the passenger and took away `660 and his mobile phone when the train was between Elavur and Gummidipundi stations. The RPF staff on EMU train escort duty from Gummidipundi to Chennai were alerted and they nabbed one and later another. One more is absconding. Police seized mobile phone and the cash from the arrested who were handed over to GRP.