Rail tickets worth almost Rs 1 crore seized from travel agency

Rail tickets worth almost Rs 1 crore seized from travel agency

As indicated by a discharge issued by the Railway Protection Force, the premises of Puja Travels, which kept running from the cellar of a hotel,, were struck after a tip-off about unlawful closeout of tickets which was affirmed by the IRCTC.

Railroad tickets worth about Rs 1 crore were on January 27 seized by RPF sleuths here from the premises of a travel agency which was observed to be associated with illicit clearance of these and two people captured in this association.

As indicated by a discharge issued by the Railway Protection Force, the premises of Puja Travels, which kept running from the basement of a hotel, were struck after a tip-off about unlawful clearance of tickets which was confirmed by the IRCTC.

Two employees Chandan Kumar and Pankaj Kumar Gupta were captured from the spot. Five tatkal tickets worth Rs 5,692 and 93 held tickets of a future date having an all out esteem Rs 4.30 lakh were likewise recovered from the spot.

In addition, 3,085 rail tickets of previous dates worth Rs 85.90 lakh, three mobile phones and Rs 52,000 in cash were recovered from the spot, the release said.

A case has been lodged against the two arrested accused under the Railway Act and further investigations were on, the release added.

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