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2 held for travelling in train on fake disability certificate

Press Trust of India  |  Thane 

Two persons were arrested for allegedly availing train travel concessions by submitting fake disability certificate in Thane district of Maharashtra, police said on Monday.

The railways provide concessional tickets to persons with disabilities.

One of the accused, Ramesh Ahuja, recently booked his ticket in the Jaipur-Pune Express train by submitting copy of a certificate purportedly issued by a city-based government hospital, claiming he was handicapped, an official at Mahatma Phule police station in Kalyan town here said.

During verification, the Central Railway's vigilance wing found the certificate to be fake, he said.

As the train reached the Vasai station here on Sunday, the railways' inspection staff found Ahuja and his attendant, Nandlal Kasturi, travelling in a coach meant for general passengers, the official said.

The two were subsequently arrested and booked under Indian Penal Code sections for cheating and forgery, he added.

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First Published: Mon, April 08 2019. 09:55 IST