It happens with many people that when they book a train ticket, it becomes known that confirmed ticket is not available for booking. However, the interesting aspect in this case is that some of these seats remain booked illegally, which are blacked by the brokers. Indian Railways has achieved great success in tough action against Iligal IRCTC ticket booking software. Western Railway has caught 20 illegal software through which brokers used to book tickets. Through these software, the brokers booked tickets after the passenger train service started from Maharashtra and Gujarat during the Corona epidemic.
According to a report by Indian Express, Western Railway official said that RPF has achieved this success under the leadership of Principal Chief Security Commissioner PC Sinha. Brokers used to misuse the official website of IRCTC through cloning software and used to book tickets. After this, these tickets were sold in the black market. Railways have seized tickets worth Rs 53.89 lakh.
Railway blocks more than 2050 IDs
Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railways, Sumit Thakur informed that train services were started in June 2020. Since then, 20 illegal software used by fraudulent brokers have been identified. Over 344 cases of illegal ticket booking were caught and 351 people arrested in a year through data analysis. Apart from this, the railways have blocked more than 2050 IDs used to book tickets through illegal software on the website of IRCTC. 6375 tickets have also been seized. Apart from this, 752 brokers who have committed fraud have been arrested in the Western Railway Zone. Apart from this, tickets worth Rs 53.89 lakh have been seized.
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Use of ‘real mango’ from Surat railway station
According to railway officials, among the 20 illegal ticketing software that have been caught, the most prominent is real mango. It was used at Surat railway station. According to Thakur, after the illegal ticketing scam surfaced in Surat, 46 cases were registered under section 143 of the Railways Act and 48 people were arrested from across the country. Indian Railway officials informed that a cyber cell has been formed at the headquarters of Western Railway in Mumbai to identify the online fraud case.