Two arrested in ER-RPF joint raid for posing as TTE
Kolkata: Two persons were arrested in two joint raids conducted by the Eastern Railway's (ER)Vigilance department and Railway Protection Force (RPF) from Howrah railway station and Fairlie Place for allegedly posing as a Travelling Ticket Examiner (TTE) and promising railway jobs for money.
According to ER authorities, acting on a tip-off, officials from ER's Vigilance department and RPF personnel raided the Howrah railway station complex to nab people harassing passengers posing as TTE and ticket collectors on Tuesday.
During the raid, officials saw a man who was wearing uniform like a TTE and was continuously approaching passengers. On suspicion when a ER officials intercepted him, the accused identified as Swapan Kumar Roy claimed himself to be a TTE. He also indicated the nameplate on his coat.
Smelling a rat, RPF personnel were called and Roy was detained. During interrogation Roy admitted that he used to cheat passengers posing as a TTE. Also, he said had cheated several people in the name of providing railway jobs and taken money from them. Later, he was handed over to Government Railway Police (GRP) in Howrah.
In another case on Wednesday, a man was arrested from in front of ER's Headquarters, Fairlie Place. The accused was found convincing a person to pay money for a railway job. He was also handed over to the police.