A viral video has been shared several times on Social Media where a railway official who appears to be a Traveling Ticket Examiner (TTE) can be seen taking money from a poor man travelling on the train.
ये कहाँ का है नही पता लेकिन ये आम बात है प्रत्येक ट्रैन में अक्सर ऐसा होता ही है लोगो को गंतय्व स्थान तक पहुचने कई मजबूरियों का सामना करना पड़ता है खास कर गरीब लोगों की ऐसी समस्याओं का सामना करना पड़ता है @PiyushGoyal पहले इनकी छटनी करो @RailMinIndia @PiyushGoyalOffc pic.twitter.com/PnYvvdykjG
— pvaanjana. /पी.वी.आंजना (@pvaanjana) July 24, 2019
In the video, it can be seen that the poor man is giving the railway official money and then standing there with folded hands seemingly pleading with the Railway official. After a while, it can be seen in the video that the TTE gives the poor man a couple of notes back that he had taken and keeps the rest with him.
After the video went viral, several people tagged the Railway Minister, Piyush Goyal and the Railway Minister official handle to alert them of the transgression. While the date and location of the video were unknown, many said that these transgressions are a regular feature and the ones who get affected the most by it are the poor folks who travel by train.
The Railway Ministry first responded to one such tweet and asked for the details of the video so an investigation could be conducted into the matter.
सम्बंधित कर्मचारी से विडियो क्लिप के सम्बन्ध में स्पष्टीकरण लिया गया.घटना ३,४महीने पूर्व का है.कर्मचारी ने बताया टिकट बनाने हेतु यात्री से पैसा ले रहे थे और टिकट बनाया था. सम्बंधित कर्मचारी को विस्तृत जाँच हेतु निलंबित कर दिया गया है
— DRM MUGHALSARAI (@drmmgs) July 23, 2019
Then, the DRM of Mughalsarai station responded to the viral video where the railway official is seen taking money, stating that the official in the video had been identified and had been suspended pending a full investigation.
The DRM said that the video is 6 to 8 months old and the official said that he had accepted money to get a ticket made for the poor man. He also said that after accepting the money, the official claims that he did get the ticket made. However, he has been suspended pending an investigation into his actions.