Tout held for black-marketing of railway tickets

Balasore:  The Railway Protection Force in Balasore today nabbed a black marketeer for allegedly buying railway tickets in bulk and selling them for a premium.

According to information, the accused identified as Krishnakant Das of Kolkata was arrested by a joint team of Balasore RPF team and a special team from Kharagpur during a raid on the Malgodown railway ticket counter of the station in the city.

As many as 19 railway reservation tickets worth around Rs 82,000 and some cash was recovered from his possession, police said.

Acting on complaints that Krishnakant used to book railway tickets at Balasore railway station and sell them at inflated prices, a special team from Kharagpur railway police had been tracking his movements.

We got some intelligence inputs on the youth and his activities raised suspicion. Upon interrogation, he confessed to black-marketing, said Kharagpur RPF Inspector RP Jaiswal.