Fake conductor strikes for 2nd time this month

ST CORRESPONDENT
Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Pune: A khaki clad man has struck at the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) bus depot in Swargate for the second time this month. On Monday, he sold bus tickets worth Rs 1,067 to passengers waiting near the Solapur bus point at the depot.

A case of cheating and impersonation has been lodged at Swargate police station in this regard. In the previous incident, a masked khaki clad man had cheated 10 passengers to the tune of Rs 930 on June 4.

Pune: A khaki clad man has struck at the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) bus depot in Swargate for the second time this month. On Monday, he sold bus tickets worth Rs 1,067 to passengers waiting near the Solapur bus point at the depot.

A case of cheating and impersonation has been lodged at Swargate police station in this regard. In the previous incident, a masked khaki clad man had cheated 10 passengers to the tune of Rs 930 on June 4.

According to Swargate police, the conman wears a handkerchief to cover his face. Police Sub Inspector SW Waghmare, who is investigating the case, said that the man sold tickets to 32 passengers on Monday and left from the depot.

“We are collecting more information about the tickets from MSRTC,” added Waghmare. Based on the modus operandi of the crime, police suspect that the same person has struck for the second time. 

Pune Divisional Controller of MSRTC Nitin Maind said that the tickets given by the conman to passengers are real tickets. “The conman must have stolen the tickets from an MSRTC depot,” said Maind. He also said that there is a need for people to be alert. “We will stop the process of conductors giving tickets to passengers near bus points,” added Maind.

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