Assistant Income Tax Commissioner travels without ticket, beats TC at CST Station

Assistant Income Tax Commissioner travels without ticket, beats TC at CST Station
Screengrabs from CCTV. TC Sujit Gupta (left)

A ticket checker was beaten up by a passenger on Saturday night, after he asked him to show his ticket at CST station.

The ticket checker, Sujit Gupta, was checking tickets on platform 15 and 16 when he came across the passenger and asked him to furnish his ticket. The accused, Rishi Singh, did not have a ticket on him.

When Gupta asked him to pay the fine, he allegedly refused to, claiming that he was an Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax.

According to reports, Singh also stated that he did not have a ticket because he could not find a booking office towards platform number 18.

But Gupta refused to budge, following which an argument broke out between the two. The altercation turned physical when Singh removed his footwear and started beating the TC.

Seeing the commotion, the head ticket examiner rushed to the spot and asked everyone to accompany him to the Government Railway Police (GRP) station.

Police Inspector at CST, GRP police station, P B Hiremat told Mumbai Mirror, “We have registered an offense based on the complaint registered by the ticket examiners. We are checking the CCTV footage and other relevant details as a part of investigation after which a charge-sheet will be produced in court.”

“No arrests have been made as yet,” he added.

The Government Railway Police have registered a case under section 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees) of the Indian Penal Code.

The incident comes in the wake of increasing number of attacks on public servants. In the last week of September alone, three cases of ticket examiners being manhandled by passengers were reported.

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