Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party MP and daughter of Sharad Pawar Supriya Sule alleged that a taxi driver harassed her at Mumbai’s Dadar terminus while she arrived here yesterday.
Sule lodged an official complaint with the Railway Protection Force (RPF) and said that the driver who was identified as Kuljeet Singh Malhotra, entered her railway compartment and blocked her way even after she denied for the need of a taxi.
Agitated MP narrated the whole incident in a series of tweet stating that “Witnessed a strange experience at Dadar Station. A man by the name of Kuljit Singh Malhotra entered the train and was touting for Taxi service. Despite a refusal twice he blocked my path, harassed me and shamelessly even posed for the photo.”
Adding to it, the Baramati MP tagged Railway Minister Piyush Goyal in the tweet and said, “Kindly look into the matter so that passengers don’t have to experience such incidents again. If touting is permitted under the law, then it cannot and should not be permitted within train stations or airports but only at designated taxi stands.”
Soon after the complaint was lodged, the RPF quickly tracked down and arrested the taxi driver Kuljeet Singh Malhotra and booked him under various sections of law. He was also fined by the authority for not having a valid ticket, not possessing a driving license and driving without uniform by the concerned authorities.
Central Railways Senior Security Commissioner, RPF Mumbai Division K.K. Ashraf also said that the RPF has taken very serious cognisance of the incident and had invoked all the possible sections of law against the accused.
The Member of Parliament also thanked the RPF for their quick action. She tweeted, “Thank you, RPF, for your prompt action. Inconvenience should not be caused for any rail passenger.”