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TTE held for misbehaving with woman passenger

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 14:30

Thiruvananthapuram: A Train Ticket Examiner
(TTE) of New Delhi-Thiruvananthapuram Rajdhani Express was
today arrested here for allegedly misbehaving with a woman

According to Railway Protection Force (RPF) sources,
Ramesh Kumar, a resident of New Delhi, was arrested on the
basis of a written complaint given by the middle-aged woman
passenger that he misbehaved with her while the train was
passing through Uduppi and Mangalore yesterday.

The woman said the TTE approached her when the train
passed the Mudgaon station and her coach was almost empty. He
sought to befriend her by offering tea or coffee and even
tried to touch her, she alleged.

She then informed her relatives about the harassment over
mobile phone.

The matter was brought to the notice of the RPF by her
relatives and the TTE was taken into custody from Thrissur.

On the arrival of the train here in the wee hours, he was
arrested and questioned by the RPF officials. He was subjected
to medical examination and found to be mentally and physically
fit, sources said.

Kumar would be produced in a local court here later in
the day.

Recently, two TTEs came under scanner for allegedly
misbehaving with a woman passenger on a train between Kollam
and Thiruvananthapuram.

The two TTEs in question were initially suspended, but
the punishment was later revoked, following which a petition
was filed in the court of the Judicial Magistrate, charging
that the suspensions were an "eyewash".

Directing the Railway Police to register a case against
the two TTEs, the court also directed them to register a case
against the Divisional Railway Manager as the Railway Police
had refused to register the case of alleged misbehaviour.


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First Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 14:30
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