RPF conducted Nation Wide Raid on Railway E-Ticket Touts

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

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