Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) activists on Saturday locked up a constable with the Railway Protection Force in the ticket checker’s room.
They alleged he was a part of the racket involving black marketing of railway tickets and had also badmouthed Maharashtrians.
Inspector Bhimrao Jadhav of Vithalwadi police station said, “Two people, Sanjay Jadhav and Yusuf Khan, registered the complaint against constable RK Singh, who allegedly abused the duo and put others in front of them in the reservation counter line.”
The duo also complained that Singh abused Maharashtrians, which invited the anger of MNS activists, who kept him in the TC room and informed the police, Jadhav added.
“A non-cognisable offence has been registered against Singh and we have sent the report to the railway department. They will decide what action should be taken,” he said.
“Since the last three days, I had been queuing up at Ulhasnagar reservation counter. On Saturday, I was the first in the queue. But before the counter opened, Singh came and put his three people in front of me,” Khan said.
“When I objected, he abused and threw me out of the queue. When my friend Sanjay tried to intervene, Singh abused him too. He then criticised Maharashtrians after which Sanjay informed the MNS.”
“All the allegations levelled against me are false,” Singh said.
“RPF constables are involved in the black marketing of railway tickets on a daily basis,” said Sachin Kadam, local MNS leader. “Singh should be immediately suspended and an enquiry should be conducted to find out the root cause of the racket,” added Kadam.