Bhubaneswar: Railway Protection Force (RPF) of East Coast Railway (ECoR) on Saturday conducted a drive against illegal e-ticketing and touting activities.
The ECoR conducted surprise raids at more than 20 places against such illegal activities in its jurisdiction covering the states of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
Raids were conducted in Bhubaneswar, Puri, Cuttack, Bhadrak, Berhampur, Kantabanjhi, Rayagada in Odisha, Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh) and Mahasamund in Chhattisgarh.
As many as 20 cases were registered against 20 such illegal e-ticketing agents/touts by the ECoR. “They were arrested for prosecution under section 143 of the Railways Act. Around 370 railway e-tickets valued around Rs 5.37 lakh were seized. Besides modems, computers and other accessories worth more than Rs 7.37 lakh have also been seized,” said an official of ECoR.
Railway officials said that the raids were conducted under ‘Operation Thunder’ which was launched across India as per the direction of Director General of RPF, New Delhi.