Four policemen, including two sub-inspectors, were penalised Rs 900 each for travelling without ticket after they were found hiding in the toilet of Mahakaushal Express on Saturday.
These police officials boarded the train from Agra and were going to New Delhi. As soon as the train crossed Billochpura railway station, they were caught hiding in the toilet when a team of officials led by railway magistrate Sarvesh Kumar Pandey began conducting a ticket checking drive.
Their identities and places of posting are yet to be ascertained.
More than Rs 44,000 was realised as penalty from 75 passengers who were found travelling without a ticket. Three passengers who didn’t pay the penalty were sent to jail.
According to sources in the railways, a similar ticket checking drive was also conducted in Runkata on October 27 wherein railway officials realised penalty worth Rs 42,775.
A team of railway officials, assisted by Railway Protection Force (RPF), also conducted a similar drive in Karnataka Express, Mangala Lakshadweep Express and Agra Cantt-New Delhi Intercity Express.