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Five ticket touts arrested, Tk2.3 lakh recovered

Update : 17 Sep 2015, 07:23 PM

A mobile court of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), while conducting a drive at Kamalapur Railway Station in the capital, arrested five ticket racketeers yesterday.

The elite force also recovered 27 train tickets and ticket sales earnings worth Tk2.3 lakh from their possession, said a press statement issued by RAB headquarters.

Based on information that a group of men were selling train tickets at double the price to the masses, Executive Magistrate Sarowar Alam of RAB headquarters conducted the drive at the railway terminal around 11am and arrested the five.

These five arrestees are Jahangir Mia, 25, Babul Sikder, 47, Abul Kalam, 36, Md Selim, 40 and Dulal Babu, 60. The mobile court later awarded Dulal three months’ imprisonment and the other four men were each awarded one month’s imprisonment.

RAB will continue such drives in the upcoming days, and the elite force’s intelligence wing will also look into this issue, added the RAB headquarters press release. 

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