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Mumbai: Man caught with railway tickets worth over Rs 2 lakh in Mankhurd

PTI
Published : Oct 28, 2018, 6:54 pm IST
Updated : Oct 28, 2018, 6:54 pm IST

Officials said investigations have shown that the accused has so far booked 2,042 tickets worth Rs 57.69 lakh using the same modus operandi.

The alleged tout, identified as Indrajeet Gupta (32), was caught with 44 tickets booked online worth Rs 2.12 lakh. (Representational image | Pixabay)
 The alleged tout, identified as Indrajeet Gupta (32), was caught with 44 tickets booked online worth Rs 2.12 lakh. (Representational image | Pixabay)

Mumbai: A man has been apprehended by Central Railway authorities in suburban Mankhurd here for allegedly booking long-distance train tickets worth Rs 2.12 lakh online using unauthorised methods, a senior official said on Sunday. 

Officials said investigations have shown that the accused has so far booked 2,042 tickets worth Rs 57.69 lakh using the same modus operandi. 

 

Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of the CR Vigilance department, the Commercial department's anti-tout squad and Railway Protection Force personnel from Dadar and Panvel Posts carried out the raid. 

The alleged tout, identified as Indrajeet Gupta (32), was caught with 44 tickets booked online worth Rs 2.12 lakh, officials said. 

"The tickets confiscated during such raids are cancelled immediately and no one can travel on them," explained Narendra Panwar, senior divisional commercial manager, CR, Mumbai. 

Gupta has been charged under section 143 (unauthorised carrying on of business of procuring and supplying of railway tickets) of the Railways Act. 

 

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