A man from Madhya Pradesh was arrested for lodging a false complaint against Indian Railways personnel on board the Bhind-Indore Intercity Express on Monday, officials said on Tuesday.
Prayas Taravi, a resident of Dewas, tweeted a complaint to railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday night against a train ticket examiner (TTE) and Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel, saying they were allegedly misbehaving with him on the train.
Acting swiftly on his complaint, the railway minister forwarded his complaint to the RPF commandant in Bhopal.
RPF sub-inspector Gopal Meena boarded the train in Shivpuri to look into the issue and came to know that Taravi’s complaint was unfounded and that he was intoxicated when he lodged the grievance.
Meena also registered the statements of other passengers, who informed him that Taravi was misbehaving with others.
“Taravi was travelling in a third AC compartment. When TTE asked him to show the ticket, he started shouting at him for a bedroll. The TTE told him that an attendant will provide him with the bedroll but he should first show him the ticket,” said Meena.
“Despite repeated requests, Taravi didn’t show him the ticket. Later, he posted a tweet to lodge a complaint to the railway minister,” he added.
Meena booked Taravi for travelling in a train in an intoxicated state and arrested him at Guna railway station and took him to Shivpuri.