RPF conducted Nation Wide Raid on Railway E-Ticket Touts

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Nation Wide Raid on Railway E-Ticket Touts conducted by RPF – PIB

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Railways

03-November-2018

RPF conducted Nation Wide Raid on Railway E-Ticket Touts

Unauthorized use of E-Ticket Personal User Ids were under constant Electronic Surveillance of R.P.F.

 

On 2nd November’ 2018, simultaneous raids against e-ticket touting were conducted in more than 100 cities throughout the Indian Railways on ‘All India’ basis.

 

Acting on various sources, a detailed analysis of booking pattern of railway reserved e-tickets was done by the Security Directorate, Railway Board. RPF examined minutely various modus operandi being used by touting element to procure and sell e-tickets unauthorisedly through Personal User Ids.

Accordingly, out of more than total 5 crore users, a list of most suspected personal user IDs was prepared at Railway Board, New Delhi. This congenial list of suspected users were, then shared with Zonal Heads of RPF (IG-cum-PCSCs) through a secret communication to maintain element of surprise in the entire operation (Code Name – Operation Storm).

 

Detailed instructions of the Director General/RPF were also conveyed regarding thorough verification of credentials & activities of all suspects at ground level well in advance of the proposed raid.

 

Though, the investigation is still going, information received so far is as under:-

  • 185 Touts, indulged in touting activities since long, arrested & prosecuted. During the nation-wide raid, maximum (40) touts were arrested over Western Railways followed by Eastern Railway (32).
  • 1875 future journey e-tickets worth 35.68 lakh forfeited.
  • One illegal software was also detected in Mumbai.
  • 1268 Personal User IDs, which were being used to carry out touting activities, sent to IRCTC for deactivating them immediately.
  • 166 cases under section 143 of the Railways Act’ 1989 have been registered at various RPF Posts and taken up for investigation. Persons found involved in abetment of touting activities, will also be taken up appropriately as per extant legal provisions.

Keeping in view the ongoing festival season, a drive against touting element is already going on since 7th October’ 2018. During this drive (Upto 2nd November 2018), total 891 touts have so far been arrested with the recovery of future journey tickets worth Rs. 1.50 crore and total tickets worth Rs. 5.75 crore.

The drive and investigation of cases is still going on. Team RPF is committed to take strong & sustained action against touting elements in future also.

S.No Name of City S.No Name of City
1 Patna 56 Bhiwani
2 Buxur 57 Hisar
3 Mujjaffarpur 58 Sriganganagar
4 Deoria 59 Udaipur
5 Dibrugarh 60 Jodhpur
6 Chennai 61 Bandikuin
7 Coimbatore 62 Rewari
8 Madurai 63 Bhagatkikothi
9 Kannur 64 Ringus
10 Calicut 65 Jaipur
11 Palghat 66 Howrah
12 Mangalore 67 Asansol
13 Shoranur 68 Malda
14 Thanjavur 69 Jabalpur
15 CST Mumbai 70 Satna
16 Dadar 71 Sagar
17 Diva 72 Katni
18 Turbhe 73 Bhopal
19 VDLR 74 Habibganj
20 Nagpur 75 Vidisha
21 Bilaspur 76 Kota
22 Raipur 77 SawaiMadhopur
23 Dhanpuri/Amlai 78 Baran
24 Dabolin Airport (Goa) 79 Bharatpur
25 Anantpur 80 Uluberia
26 Jhansi 81 Vishakhapattanam
27 Morena 82 Rajam
28 Mirzapur 83 Bobbili
29 Allahanad 84 Jaipatana
30 Rajkot 85 Barpali
31 Ratlam 86 Delhi
32 Bhavnagar 87 Firojpur
33 Ahemdabad 88 Jammu
34 Vadodara 89 Udhampur
35 Hyderabad 90 Pathankot
36 Eluru 91 Jallandhar
37 Nellore 92 Amritsar
38 Bikaner 93 Katra
39 Churu 94 Moradabad
40 Lohadi 95 Ludhiana
41 Baddi 96 Bhilwara
42 Unnao 97 Hamari
43 GautamBudhnagar 98 Samdai
44 Bais 99 Jalore
45 Kathua 100 Narnaul
46 Nakodar 101 Saugor
47 Kotkapura 102 RamganjMandi
48 Chandausi 103 Shyamgarh
49 Roorkee 104 Dewas
50 Pali 105 Junagarh
51 Neemach 106 Veraval
52 Indore 107 Maninagar
53 Sabarmati 108 Vapi
54 Valsad 109 Surat
55 New Bhuj 110 Mahow

 

Source: PIB

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