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31-07-2019
SPECIAL DRIVE “OPERATION THUNDER-2” CONDUCTED AGAINST RAILWAY TICKETING TOUTS IN SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY

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SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY

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SPECIAL DRIVE “OPERATION THUNDER-2” CONDUCTED AGAINST RAILWAY TICKETING TOUTS IN SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY

 

Kolkata, 31stJuly, 2019:

 

“Operation Thunder-2” was launched over South Eastern Railway to curb the menace of Railway Tickets touting activities in all the four Divisions viz. Kharagpur, Ranchi, Adra and Chakradharpur o­n 30.07.19. Under this operation, search and raids were conducted simultaneously at 26 cities/towns located in all the four Divisions of S E Railway and 47 touts were arrested duly seizing 731 tickets including e-tickets.

 

Division wise breakup is as follows:-

 

Division

No. of cases registered

No. of persons arrested

No. of tickets including e-tickets seized

Value of past journey tickets seized (In Rs.)

Value of future journey tickets seized (In Rs.)

Total Value (In Rs.)

Kharagpur

8

14

167

676400

76234

752634

Adra

12

13

215

353283.66

63126.94

416410.6

Chakradharpur

8

8

67

44187.66

33642

77829.66

Ranchi

11

12

282

422284.88

98293.96

520578.84

 

The value of the live tickets seized is Rs. 2,71,297/-, the value of used tickets seized is Rs. 14,96,156/-. and total value of the seized tickets is Rs. 17,67,453/-. All the arrested persons are being prosecuted U/S 143 of The Railway Act. All the IDs involved in these illegal E-ticketing activities are being deactivated. Previously, Operation Thunder -1 was launched o­n 13/6/2019 o­n pan India basis in which S E Railway had arrested 27 touts and seized tickets valued Rs.16,65,389/-.

 

 

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