Ticket checker catches RPF Jawan’s son without ticket, scuffle follows

VARANASI: Merely one and a half months after serious altercation between a ticket checker (TC) and Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel at Cantonment Railway Station premises, another dispute over ticket checking surfaced between a TC and son of a RPF jawan on Monday.

According to reports, ticket checker Vikas Kumar Singh was on duty on Monday morning when he caught one Vikas Kumar Pathak and his three friends traveling without ticket. Pathak who is the son of an RPF jawan deployed in the station premises, called his father and a heated argument ensued between him and the TC which later led to a tussle.

On receiving the information, Station Manager, AK Pandey reached the spot. According to him the matter has been brought to the notice of Divisional Railway Manager, Northern Railways.

Senior officials of NR will probe into the matter to solve it as soon as possible.

It may be noted that a similar dispute also happened in the month of July when a TC Jamaluddin was had penalised one of the passengers for traveling without ticket. Following his action, the passenger requested him to waive off the penalty as he was unable to pay. But the TC was rigid and started punching the passenger on his forehead, leading him collapse on the platform with bleeding from his ear and nose. On seeing it a RPF Jawan, Sivanand Rai intervened and they entered in serious fighting which was joined by other army jawans. This incident was also brought to the notice of senior officials of NR which led to the constitution of a committee to give its report in two month’s time.