BSS-32 2 punished for railway ticket black marketing




2 punished for railway ticket black marketing

RAJSHAHI, June 10, 2018 (BSS)- A mobile court here today sentenced two persons for their involvement in railway ticket black marketing at Rajshahi railway station.

The persons were identified at Kaosar Ali, 38, son of Abu Hanif of Kapaskul village under Paba Upazila and Hafizur Rahman, 26, son of Habibur Rahman of Seroil Colony area in Rajshahi city.

On a tip-off, members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) conducted a raid at the station and arrested them with four and five advanced return tickets red-handed respectively.

Subsequently, Executive Magistrate Anisur Rahman of the district administration conducted a mobile court at the place of occurrence.

After examining the circumstantial evidences the court fined Kawsar Ali Taka 3,000, in default, to suffer 15-day jail and Hafizur Taka 3,000, in default, to suffer 30 days jail. Kawsar Ali paid the fined money instantly. Police sent Hafizur Rahman to jail as he failed to pay the fine.

Golam Mostofa, Superintendent of the station, said they were ticket black marketing in front of counter number 5 and RAB members arrested them red-handed.

He said necessary measures were taken to resist black marketing of advance railway tickets.

Golam said law enforcing agencies are working to ease the passengers’ sufferings and necessary steps have been taken to prevent any problem relating to ticket selling.

The West Zone of Bangladesh Railway will operate Rajshahi-Dhaka Eid special train with the main thrust of reducing sufferings of the passengers during the Eid-ul-Fitr.