The railway authorities are making efforts to save the passengers from the ticket agents and cheaters at railway premises, but fraudsters manage to make an appearance somehow. In a new case, a Railway Protection Force (RPF) team from Bhayandar arrested a person who exchanged railway tickets with cancelled tickets, and made money from them. He used to ask people for tickets pretending to check the train number and, within seconds, exchanged tickets with the cancelled ones, which he already had in his hand. The accused was nabbed with the help of the CCTV footage available at the station.
According to the RPF officials, on Monday evening around 7.30 pm, they received a complaint about a man exchanging tickets and making money from a passenger in the booking office premises. Accused Ramesh Sharma (24), who stays at Mankhurd, was arrested by RPF Bhayandar and, after interrogation, he confessed of cheating few passengers by exchanging their tickets. “He was conning passengers by exchanging railway tickets with cancelled tickets and then pocketing the amount after cancelling it,” said Anand Vijay Jha, Senior Divisional Security Commissioner, RPF, WR.
Sharma told police that he had conned three other passengers from Bhayandar using the same modus operandi.