40 UP policemen hide in train toilets to escape being charged for ticketless travel

March 18, 2015 04:44 AM

TTE charged Rs 11,990 to the ticketless policemen 

AGRA: A drive against ticketless travel, launched by railway magistrate V K Singh, led to the unmasking of some unusual suspects- as many as 40 ticketless policemen were found hiding in toilets to avoid being penalized by TTE.

The surprise check was conducted on Mahakaushal Express and Chhattisgarh Express trains, as they are considered the most convenient trains to travel between the neighbouring districts of Agra and Mathura.

A team lead by the railway magistrate along with assistant commandant of Railway Protection Force (RPF) and five other security personnel challaned a total of 103 passengers. Of these, 40 were reported to be civil police personnel, posted at various stations and outposts in the two districts.

Of the total Rs 29,780 collected as fine, Rs 11,990 was collected from the cops.

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