A TC was arrested from Panvel when he fined an innocent duo Rs. 8, 000 for carrying Rs. 50, 000 cash. Coming down heavily on errant train ticket examiners who extorted money from two innocent passengers, the Kalyan session court cancelled the anticipatory bail of Sudhir Ranapise and D.P. Singh. The two were arrested by the government railway police outside the court. The duo had applied for anticipatory bail, after the passengers had registered a complaint with GRP, Panvel.
According to the grp, on april 14, Naser Koya and Ubed Kutty from Kerala alighted from ernakulam okha express at panvel station before heading to the suburban ticket booking counter. However, before they could reach the ticket window, they were intercepted by the two tcs.
Despite producing a valid ticket, the TC’s asked Koya and Kutty to open their bags. On discovering that one of the bags contained Rs.50,000, the tcs bullied the passengers by stating that they had broken the law by carrying more than Rs.20,000, and fined them Rs.8,000. Suspecting foul play, the two passengers immediately lodged a complaint with the Panvel GRP, who charged the TC’s with sections 384 for punishment for extortion, 341 for punishment for wrongful restraint, 504 for intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace and 34 for common intent of the Indian penal code.
With cameraperson Raju Sharma, bureau report – NMTV News.