Pune: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Pune division nabbed two persons for black marketing of railway tickets and allegedly cheating railways by buying tickets on fake identity and selling them for a premium.
The accused, Ravindra Ramshankar Chaturvedi (48) was held at Pune railway station and Sandeep Subhash Nade (39) on Nagar Road, Yerawada.
The RPF recovered two tatkal tickets worth Rs 6,238 and cash Rs 70 from Ravindra and four e-tickets worth Rs 16,755 and a laptop from Sandeep.
As the season is at its peak, the RPF has formed two squads which are randomly checking reservations centres. During one such supervision hey caught hold of Ravindra and Sandeep.
“As our staff screened Pune railway station booking centre, they found something suspicious about Ravindra, who was lurking around the reservation centre. After keeping an eye on him, we got to know that he was selling illegal tatkal tickets. We trapped him during one of his acts and got hold of him. Similarly, we nabbed Sandeep Subhash Nade at Nagar Road, Yerawada,” RPF Pune Division Commissioner D Vikas said.
He said both had admitted that they were charging an extra Rs 500-1,000 for the tatkal tickets.
The team comprising SD Badhe, Assistant Sub-Inspector, Crime Branch, RV Detke, Head Constable, Constable HY Dodmane, KB Yadav, Vishal Mane and Aslam Khan nabbed both the accused.