Jamshedpur Railway police arrested an IRCTC agent today at Tatanagar station for allegedly operating e-ticket business by making fake personal IDs.The accused identified as Rashid Siddique was operating from his office-cum-residence at Dhatkidih in Bistupur and was indulged in the illegal act since 2014.
Railway Protection Force (RPF) inspector, Tatanagar, MK Singh said Siddique (32) was a registered agent of IRCTC for providing e-tickets to the aspiring railway passengers.
” During the probe we found that apart from his IRCTC agency for the e-tickets, Siddique had managed to make three fake personal IDs on fake names and address, and on the basis of the fake IDs he would get e-tickets through Tatkaal and Premium Tatkaal. Further he would sell them to at profit,” Singh said. The RPF inspector said they arrested the IRCTC agent.
He said the accused had been operating the e-ticket business since 2014 during which he has sold 385 tickets worth Rs 5.7 lakhs.
According to sources, booking of e-tickets of both Tatkaal and Premium Tatkaal for A/c passengers having IRCTC registration starts from 10 am every day. The IRCTC agents can try for availing the same Tatkaal and Premium Tatkaal after 10.15 am only. “As per our information, Siddique would get the e-tickets by using the fake personal ID registered with the IRCTC and would sell them by keeping a profit margin of on an average Rs 300 per ticket,” the RPF inspector said.