After launching its biggest crackdown on railway ticket agents and touts, the Special Intelligence Branch of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) is now probing the role of insiders involved in the racket which runs into several crores.
The RPF has sought details from the commercial department of the railways about the real-time data of e-tickets. However, the crucial data is yet to be shared with the investigating agency.
Sources said that once the data relating to the booking of e-tickets and payment channels of various ticket agents across the country are made available, a clearer picture of the nationwide ‘Tatkal’ ticket racket will emerge.
When asked about the involvement of insiders, or lower staff in the racket, the Director General RPF, Arun Kumar, said: “It’s a matter of investigation. I cannot share any details at this stage.” Read More