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Anti-Hawkers Squad Achieves Remarkable Results in Crackdown on Unlawful Activities in Mumbai Division

Mumbai Division

Anti-Hawkers Squad Achieves Remarkable Results in Crackdown o­n Unlawful Activities in Mumbai Division

The Anti-Hawkers Squad has carried out a highly successful campaign from October 1, 2023, to October 31, 2023. Their unwavering commitment to ensuring the safety and integrity of our railway system has yielded outstanding results.

During this period, the Anti-Hawkers Squad undertook various operations and checks, including EQ/HO authentication in multiple express trains (20103, 12534,11055,11061,12859 &17057). Notable achievements include:-

Ticketless Travel Detection: The team detected 12 cases of Transfer of Ticket, resulting in the recovery of a total of Rs.13,510/-

Unauthorized Selling of Tickets (SS Quota): 02 cases of unauthorized selling of tickets were identified, leading to a recovery of Rs.1,820/-.

Tout Apprehension: In a joint operation with Sub Inspector RPF/IT Cell Wadibunder, 02 touts were apprehended from Chunabhatti (residence) and Chinchbunder post office. They were handed over to RPF Vadala Road and CSMT under Section 143 of Indian Railway Act, with respective CR numbers 829/2023 and 802/2023.

Hawker Crackdown: The squad charged 12 hawkers under Section 137 and recovered Rs.18,500/- from them in court proceedings.

Prosecution and Recovery: 02 individuals were prosecuted under Section 162, resulting in the recovery of Rs.2,000/- in court.

Fines Imposed: The team charged 07 persons under Sections 147 (fine of Rs.500/- each) and 155 (a) (fine of Rs.1,000/- each), resulting in a total fine of Rs.10,500/-.
Penalties and Recovery: A total of 73 individuals were penalized across various RPF offices, leading to the recovery of Rs.24,820/-.

Vendors Handed Over: The squad handed over 05 vendors to RPF/CSMT for selling food inside express trains instead of their respective stalls.

Recce Activities: The squad conducted reconnaissance within city limits to gather information against illegal touting activities and JTBS (Jansadharan Ticket Booking Sevak) activities, in compliance with orders from the competent authority

The Anti-Hawkers Squad's relentless efforts have demonstrated their dedication to ensuring the safety and efficiency of the railway system. These results showcase the commitment of railway authorities and law enforcement in maintaining the integrity of the rail network and protecting the interests of passengers.
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Date: November 04, 2023
PR No.2023/11/12
This press release is issued by the Public Relations Department, Central Railway, HQ, Mumbai.

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