PMPML conductor held for using fake e-Ticket machine to steal Rs 1,700

PMPML has registered a criminal offence against one of its conductors for allegedly carrying a duplicate electronic ticket issuing machine and forging documents to steal Rs 1,700 ticket money from passengers.

Written by Express News Service | Published:March 31, 2013 1:23 am

PMPML has registered a criminal offence against one of its conductors for allegedly carrying a duplicate electronic ticket issuing machine (ETIM) and forging documents to steal Rs 1,700 ticket money from passengers.

Police Friday arrested Pradip Kavthale,the conductor and Sandip Kale,a supervisor employed with Vansh Infotech,the company that supplies the ETIMs. Sant Tukaram Nagar Depot Manager S B Waghere had registered a complaint at Landewadi police chowki on March 23.

Praveen Ashtikar,joint managing director,PMPML said,“Last Saturday,the ticket checkers who were on duty checked the ‘way-bill’ of the conductor after he suspected foul play. It was found the conductor had kept a duplicate copy of the ‘way-bill’ which is not permitted.

After the checker reported this to the higher authorities,it was found the e-ticket machine he was using was not authorised. Taking note of the matter,I directed the depot manager to register a police complaint against the conductor and the supervisor of Vansh Infotech.”

Senior inspector D B Patil said,“The conductor and the supervisor have been booked under the section 408 (Criminal breach of trust by a public servant) and 420 (cheating). As of now we know that by using a duplicate ETIM machine and forging the ‘way-bill’ they stole Rs 1,700 of ticket money.”

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