E-ticketing fraud: Raids at 7 railway stations in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Railway Protection Force (RPF) conducted raids at seven railway stations in Odisha against illegal e-ticketing and touting activities, and arrested several persons in this connection.

The raids were conducted at Bhubaneswar, Rayagada, Sambalpur, Balangir, Titlagarh Rairakhol and Puri stations. The RPF also raided multiple railway stations in Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

As many as 20 cases were registered against twenty e-ticketing agents/touts. They were arrested for prosecution under section 143 of Railway Act.

A total of 371 railway e-tickets worth Rs 5,37,891.62 were seized. Besides, incriminating materials including liquid cash, modems, computers and other accessories worth Rs 7.37 lakh have been seized.

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