SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
SER’s VIGILANCE TEAM CONDUCTS RAID & CHECK TO CURB TOUTING AT RESERVATION COUNTERS
Kolkata, October 20, 2017:
Officers and Inspectors of Vigilance Department of South Eastern Railway has initiated an all out drive at different Reservation Counters, Parcel Booking Offices, Catering Units viz against overcharging, touting and any sort of irregularity at station and onboard during the festive months, specially in last 3 days at the time Dewali Festival.
On 19.10.2017, Officers and Inspectors of Vigilance Department of South Eastern Railway at around 10.00 hrs to 11.00 hrs arranged a raid at booking counters of Hatia station and Ranchi Station simultaneously as a part of the drive. During this check one tout, said to be named as Anthony Hembrom while trying to escape from Ranchi Reservation counter was caught by the Vigilance team with the help of RPF Personnel. Papers relating to booking of Tatkal Tickets in the name of different persons in Sleeper Class of different trains of 19-10-2017 and 20-10-2017. An amount of Rs.8 thousand other relevant documents were seized from the person.
Quite a number of teams were formed to conduct this well planned ambush check simultaneously at all major stations of South Eastern Railway viz Rabindrasadan(Kolkata), Kharagpur, Hatia, Tatanagar, Rourkela, Jharsuguda, Kalaikunda, Bokarao and Ranchi spread over its entire jurisdiction covering three states viz West Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand to prevent any sort of irregularity in ticketing, transfer of tickets, parcel booking etc.
It has been intimated by the Vigilance department that these surprise checks shall continue up to Chhat Puja and special attention will be given to all Ticket Reservation Counters all over South Eastern Railway.