Fake Railway Pass lands youth in Police custody

AHMEDABAD: A 25-year-old youth, who claimed to have a ‘Gold pass’ of the Indian Railways generally issued to senior officials or to achievers as an honour, was caught at Kalupur railway station by railway officials. The youth, identified as 25-year-old Sumit Kumar, was handed over to the Government Railway Police (GRP) for questioning.

According to GRP officials, a ticket checker of the Indian Railways came across the youth who had got down from Gujarat Mail. Kumar showed a gold pass when the ticket checker asked for his ticket. The checker was surprised as the pass is generally issued to senior officials. Moreover, travelers with a Gold Pass use it to travel in first class while the youth had come out of the sleeper class. The ticket-checker immediately brought the case to notice of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) who directed him to the GRP.

PP Pirojiya, inspector of GRP Kalupur, told that Sumit Kumar was a native of Bihar and resident of Ghatkopar in Mumbai. “He told us that he had come for the Railway Recruitment Board ( RRB) examination in Ahmedabad and that he currently works in Mumbai. When questioned about the pass, he told us that he had purchased it from a man in Bhagalpur, Bihar, for Rs 200. The man had asked him to identify himself as a sportsman. We suspect that Kumar had earlier used it for various trains but was caught when he attempted to travel in an inter-state train to come to Ahmedabad from Mumbai,” he said.