- I Paid A Bribe
- 6 years ago
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We were travelling to GGN on 31st December 2015 in III AC coach B2. We boarded train 12957 Rajdhani from Ahmedabad.
We had 2 ticket and had our kids (a boy 4 yrs and girl 5 yrs) travelling with us.
We did not took separate ticket for kids as they do not sleep alone and we also did not allow them to sleep alone on a berth due to incidence of kidnappings we heard from Newspaper.
TTE in this train 12957 claimed to Arjun Award winner staying in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
He asked age of my daughter and we told 5 yrs. Then he mentioned there would be fine of Rs. 3000/- as we have not taken ticket for her. He called me outside the coach near the gate and offered to not impose fine but pay what ever I think is appropriate. And I had to pay Rs. 1000/- to avoid fine. He was talking to few passengers sitting close to us, he did mentioned he had a business of sports equipment and took bigger contracts. This person so rich but took bribe of Rs.1000/- , Interesting!!!
I had to face similar incident when I was returning back 3rd January 2016 by 12958 train, but this time I paid Rs. 500/-. This time I paid less as I got to know how to bargain.
I felt very bad after paying the bribe. I've now started booking 3 tickets for our family travel, even if kids are not sleeping on separate berth.