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RPF nabs three men in two e-ticketing fraud cases

RPF nabs three men in two e-ticketing fraud cases

New Delhi: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) on Friday said it busted an e-ticketing racket with the arrest of three men from different parts of Delhi.

RPF officials said that under 'Mission Tatkal', aimed at curbing the menace of touts, a raid was conducted at the office of Global India Voyages in Shakarpur, where they nabbed 33-year-old Manish Kumar on Friday.

During investigation, it was found that Kumar used 70 fake user IDs, using which he had booked 1,211 e-tickets costing around Rs 25 lakh.

"19 live e-tickets were found, costing around Rs 19,800," said RPF officials.

The raid was conducted under RPF's Senior Divisional Security Commissioner Shashi Kumar.

In another raid on Friday, a raid was conducted on a shop in New Ashok Nagar. "The owners of the shop, named Anand and Subhash, have been arrested, with recovery of 19 e-tickets valued at Rs 49,322. A CPU has also been seized," said officials.

Earlier, RPF had busted a major e-ticketing rackets after they arrested a 29-year-old man and seized 119 live e-Tickets worth Rs four lakh, prepared without authorisation.

Officials said the accused has been identified as Navneet Prajapati and a case under Section 143 of the Railways Act has been registered at the RPF post in Nizamuddin railway station.

They added that over 547 fake user IDs were found to be related with the accused's mobile number, all of which have now been blocked by IRCTC.

It was further claimed that till now, 7,549 e-tickets worth Rs 1.5 crore had been issued from these IDs since June 2014.

Prajapati was running the business under the name of 'Aadhar Kendra'.

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