Fake railway ticket examiner held

A fake railway ticket examiner was arrested at Thanjavur junction on Tuesday. The accused G. Karthik, 24 – native of Ambur in Vellore district – was caught by a team of Railway Protection Force (RPF) officials. The team seized a bogus identity card in his possession besides cash amounting to ₹ 1,250.

Railway sources said Karthik who was married a few months ago to a woman from Poondi area in Thanjavur district had been posing as a railway ticket examiner wearing a black coat and a white pant and white shirt.

Sources said he used to come in the morning riding a two-wheeler from Poondi to Thanjavur railway junction where he would check the tickets of passengers by positioning himself in the subway.

Karthik who had earlier worked in a private mobile service provider company at Chennai had been resorting to this act for nearly two-weeks. The sources said acting on an information a team from the RPF at Thanjavur railway junction went to the subway and found Karthik checking the tickets of passengers.

The team caught him and alerted a railway commercial department official at Thanjavur who checked the identity card in the possession of Karthik. The identity card was found to be fake and Karthik confessed to the crime during initial inquiry done by RPF officials. He was handed over to the Government Railway Police, Thanjavur, for initiating legal action. The Railway Police arrested Karthik and registered a case against him under IPC sections 417 (cheating) and 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property).

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