Vizag: 66YO man poses as cancer-hit ex-CBI officer to avail train concession; held

He established all his fraudulent commotion in writing mentioning that he lost his sister and wife in recent times with similar diseases and continuing the convention to escape train fares.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  3 Oct 2022 3:59 AM GMT
Vizag: 66YO man poses as cancer-hit ex-CBI officer to avail train concession; held

Visakhapatnam: A 66-year-old-man has been arrested for posing as an ex-CBI officer and availing train travel concession by submitting a fake cancer certificate. The issue came to the limelight when a person posing as an Ex-CBI official forced railway staff to issue a ticket on an urgent basis. Railway Police and the anti-fraud team of Waltair Division caught him red-handed.

Divisional Railway Manager Anup Satpathy appreciated the team for their excellent efforts in tracing such fraudsters and nabbing them red-handed. The railways provide concessional tickets to genuine people with listed disabilities and chronic diseases. But people are misusing the facilities by adopting malicious practices.

The accused, identified as Trinadh Murthy of Hyderabad, recently booked his ticket for Hyderabad-Visakhapatnam Godavari Express. He submitted a copy of a certificate purportedly issued by a city-based government hospital claiming that he was a cancer patient. During verification, the Railway's Anti-fraud team found the certificate to be fake. Upon investigation, the accused admitted the fact that he had created the fake certificate and used this concession for traveling. The convicted also admitted that he argued with railway officials representing himself as an Ex CBI official. He possessed some reserved tickets with the same concession. He established all his fraudulent commotion in writing mentioning that he lost his sister and wife in recent times with similar diseases and continuing the convention to escape train fares.

He was traveling in Godavari express from Hyderabad to Visakhapatnam. As the train reached the Visakhapatnam station on Saturday the railway's inspection staff found Murty traveling in a coach with a reserved concession ticket. He was subsequently arrested and booked under Indian Penal Code sections for cheating and forgery by Railway Police.

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