The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of North Frontier Railway was able to apprehend one thief and two touts involved in theft of passenger belongings and illegal selling of railway e-tickets for special trains. RPF also recovered 212 railway e-tickets worth over Rs 3.65 lakh.
According to the information received regarding touting activities, on December 13, RPF team of Katihar (East), Dalkolha and Kishanganj RPF Post conducted raid and searched at a shop named ‘Digital World Tour & Travels’ situated at Bahadurganj of Kishanganj district (Bihar).
During the search, the RPF team apprehended the owner of the shop named Amar Deep aged 35 from Bum Bhola Chowk, Bahadurganj of Kishanganj district Bihar. They were able to recover 18 live e-tickets valued Rs. 56,295.74 and 190 used e-tickets valued Rs. 3,04,808.85 which were generated by using different personnel user IDs. One computer set, two mobile handsets with SIM cards and cash Rs. 550 were also recovered. In this regard, a case has been registered at RPF Post, Kishanganj u/s 143 Railways Act.
In yet another incident, RPF team of RPF Post, Katihar (West) conducted raid and search at a shop named ‘Laddu mobiles Electronic’ situated at Bairia, P.S. Amdabad of Katihar district (Bihar) and apprehended Ahmad Raja-27, of Bairia, Amadabad, from Katihar district Bihar for illegally selling railway e-tickets. A total of four railway e-tickets valued Rs. 458 generated by using personnel ID along with one computer, two Mobile phones and Printer with other relevant evidences were also recovered. In this regard, a case has been registered at RPF Post, Katihar (West) u/s 143 Railways Act.
Again, on December 15, the Train Escort Party of Train No. 05910 Lalgarh – Dibrugarh (Avadh Assam Express) Special apprehended one thief named Rahul Choudhury (28 yrs) R/o- Guwahati, when he made an attempt to snatch the ladies handbag from a lady passenger while she was sleeping in Berth No. 68 of coach No. S-3 at Barpeta Road Railway Station. Apprehended person was handed over to OC/GRP/GHY and a case was registered u/s 380/511 IPC.