• I Paid A Bribe
  • 14 years ago

Harrassment of Rules Rangasamy - TTE from **********

Reported on September 25, 2010 from Bangalore , Karnataka  ι Report #30691

I happened to travel from BLR City Railway Station to Trivandrum - Kochuveli station by the Bangalore - Kochuveli express - 6315. Though I had the photocopy of the ID proof with me and carried a confirmed III AC e-ticket, the TTE refused to accept the same and harassed me that he would treat my ticket as travelling without a ticket and hand me over to the police unless i pay him 3 times the ticket value. He put me to embarassment in front of all the other passengers thinking I would approach him in private to offer him some money as bribe. But I was not willing to do the same. Some co passengers also encouraged me to do the same. He came back to my seat after his rounds of checking tickets in other AC compartments and imposed a heavy penalty - which had no break up of what is the ticket value, and what is fine and what is his fee (bribe). He said he had to support a family and cannot do anythig much with such meagre Govt salary he has been paid. He said this without any shame in public! He also made it appear to grant me a favour by issuing me a sleeper ticket and asked me to move out of the AC compartment immediately. Such was the disgusting ill-serviced attitude of this duty conscious and rules-driven govt official. Isnt there anybody who would punish and take such people to task?

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