A passenger was allegedly thrown off a running train by a travelling ticket examiner (TTE) at Maihar railway station on Wednesday night. The victim suffered injuries.
According to government railway police (GRP), Katni, Anjani Yadav, a resident of Varanasi, was travelling to Maihar along with his family members to visit Goddess Sharda temple. He boarded a sleeper class coach in Mahanagari Express (11094) at Varanasi railway station though he had general class tickets.
In his complaint to the government railway police station, Katni, Yadav said a TTE, Bhagwan Singh Thakur, checked their tickets after the train had crossed Manikpur railway station. As they had general class tickets, the TTE asked him to pay Rs 2,200 as fine. However, when he sought a receipt of the fine, the TTE refused to issue the same. This led to an argument between them.
"When the train arrived at Maihar railway station and my family members were getting off the train, the TTE came to me and snatched Rs 10,500. Meanwhile, the train departed from the station and he threw me off the train," Anjani said, while talking to the media. He has sustained injuries in his chest, mouth and hands.
He approached the GRP personnel and lodged a complaint. GRP, Katni, said a case against the TTE has been registered and investigation is on. TTE Bhagwan Singh, is posted at Jabalpur rail division. Later, Singh also lodged a complaint at GRP Jabalpur, accusing Yadav and others of beating him up and looting cash from him.
Superintedent of rail police (Jabalpur zone) AK Pandey said both Thakur and Yadav have lodged complaints against each other. "We have registered cases and started investigation to verify the fact. Action would be taken against whosoever is found guilty," Pandey said.