Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel of the Bangalore Railway Division on Tuesday arrested a man on the charge of illegally buying and selling railway tickets, and booked a case against him under the Railways Act.

An official release gave his name as K. Mahesh, a resident of Sunkadakatte in Bangalore.


RPF personnel Pramod Nair, Ganesan and Mahesh caught the accused with 20 tatkal tickets and three regular reserved tickets at the passenger reservation counter at the Bangalore City Railway Station.

The administration had formed a special team of the RPF to curb the menace of touts, the release said. Congratulating the RPF team, Divisional Railway Manager Anil Kumar Agarwal announced special rewards for its members.

In the release, Senior Divisional Security Commissioner Louis Amudai said 151 people were arrested till date during 2013 for illegally procuring and selling railway tickets.

A fine totalling Rs. 6,50,500 was collected from them through courts. Also, tickets worth Rs. 5,76,133 were forfeited and Rs. 1,88,990 in cash were seized, he said.