All of us have traveled by train at some point in our lives. But are you aware of who can check your ticket while traveling? It is very common to see RPF (Railway Police Force) check the tickets of the passengers. But, that 's against the rules. In railways, this right is reserved only with the TTE.
During the train journey, if someone else checks your ticket, you can complain about it. Sometimes passengers board the train without a ticket. This should be avoided. But, even if someone has done so, the power to impose a fine is only with the ticket checking staff.
If you have forgotten to take a ticket in a hurry, talk to TTE and get an authorized ticket. Day in and day out, it is seen that sometimes RPF policemen start checking your ticket and there are incidents of intimidation and extortion when there is no ticket.
If such an incident happens to you, there is no need to panic. First, make an authorized ticket with the help of TTE and complain about the incident to a senior officer. According to railway rules, if a policeman is caught doing so, strict action will be taken against him and he can be suspended. Only during a magistrate raid can the police help check tickets. But, even during that time, the police does not have the right to impose fines.
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