Indian Railways confirmed tickets under emergency quota con exposed


Indian Railways confirmed tickets under emergency quota con exposed

A 29-year-old Lucknow native has been arrested by Mumbai Government Railway Police (GRP) for allegedly sending forged letterheads of a former state home secretary to divisional railway managers (DRMs) in Mumbai for getting confirmed railway tickets in emergency quota.

The accused, identified as Dev Pratap Chaturbhuj Sinh, would get the tickets confirmed by forging letterheads of Members of Parliament, Members of Legislative Assembly or chief secretaries, the police said.

“We received a complaint from the former home secretary KP Bakshi, stating that his letterhead has been misused to get train tickets from Mumbai to Varanasi on April 24. With the echnical help we traced Sinh in Lucknow and placed him under arrest,” said Samadhan Pawar, Deputy Commissioner of Police, GRP, Central Railway.

According to the police, Sinh is the son of an Uttar Pradesh councillor’s public relations officer. For the past two years, he had started the work of getting confirmed tickets in emergency quotas for travel agents and travellers. Read More

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