HYDERABAD: Railway Protection Force personnel and the ticket-checking staff of South Central Railway detained two persons at the Ramagundam railway station for questioning with regard to pushing out a member of the Kazipet ticket-checking squad, V.Vijay Kumar, at Jammikunta from Train 12625 Tiruvananthapuram-New Delhi Kerala Express on Monday.
SCR general manager PK Srivastava visited the injured TTE who is undergoing treatment at a private hospital on Tuesday and enquired with the medical team about his condition which is said to be stable.
He called on the family members of Kumar and assured them of best possible medical care to him. He said the railway administration stood by them in this hour of need and all assistance would be given. Stringent action would be taken against the offenders, he added.
A criminal case has been registered at the Government Railway Police station at Mancheriyal and the case is under investigation.
As per the information, the TTE found a passenger in a group travelling without ticket and asked him to pay the charges. But, some members of that group pushed the TTE out of the running train as a result of which, Vijay Kumar suffered multiple injuries.
A gatemanat a nearby railway level crossing saw the severely injured TTE and shifted him immediately to a private hospital at Hanamkonda. Railway officials from Kazipet immediately rushed to the hospital.
SCR authorities have condemned the reprehensible incident wherein a ticket-checking staffer performing his duties had been obstructed and assaulted by some unscrupulous elements travelling in the general coach of an express train.
Ticket-checking is primarily aimed at curbing ticketless and irregular travel and eliminate the presence of unauthorised persons on railway premises.
This activity is being done regularly to ensure hassle-free and comfortable travel to bona fide passengers, say the authorities.
■ When Vijay Kumar asked a ticket less passenger travelling in a group to pay a fine, he was pushed out of the train by some members of the group.