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Tout held for black-marketing of railway tickets

A suspected tout was nabbed by Railway Protection Force personnel in suburban Jogeshwari today for allegedly cheating Railways by buying e-tickets on fake identity and selling them for a premium.

The accused, identified as Kanchan Sahu (26), was held from office of Sahu Tours & Travels by the surveillance team of RPF, where he was generating e-tickets through fake identity cards, a senior official said.

The team also recovered unauthorised e-tickets worth Rs. 26,808, a laptop and a mobile phone from the spot.

RPF is currently running an anti-tout drive to weed out black-marketing of railway tickets and has so far arrested 40 people and registered 30 cases in this regard.

According to the official, Sahu has confessed to the crime.

He said that the accused used to get a commission of Rs. 150-200 per ticket.

A case under relevant sections of Railway Act has been registered against Sahu, the official added.

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