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Guwahati: RPF team arrests Railway ticket tout

GUWAHATI: Acting on a tip-off, a RPF team comprising personnel from Guwahati and New Guwahati conducted a search in a travel Agency located at Guwahati city on Saturday and managed to arrest one tout.

The search was conducted with the help of local police in a travel agency “A2Z Agency” located at Ganeshguri, RGB Road, Guwahati at around 02:00 PM.

During the search a total of 45 numbers of railway e-tickets generated using different personal user IDs for different persons on different dates and different trains were recovered. The total value of the recovered e-tickets is Rs. 1,63,689.76 (One Lac Sixty Three Thousand Six Hundred Eighty-Nine Rupees and Seventy-Six Paise) of which 35 numbers of used ticket worth Rs. 1,28,954.06 and 10 numbers of future ticket worth Rs. 34,735.70.

On being asked the owner of the agency namely Ajay Kr. Sah failed to produce any authorization certificate in support of “A2Z Agency”.

Accordingly, the recovered railway e-tickets (Personal user) along with other relevant items were seized by Inspector/ RPF/ CIB/ Guwahati and the owner of the agency namely Ajay Kr. Sah(36), resident of- Jaya Path, Bhaskar Nagar, PS- Chandmari, Dist- Kamrup (M), was taken into custody.

A case has been registered under U/S 143 Rlys Act.

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