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Old 18th August 2008, 22:44   #1
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Angry Brutalities in bangalore (Pls let or forward this to everyone you know)

Hi All,

Got this while clearing my mailbox..its an old news but just wanted all the TBhpians to know of the same, better safe than sorry..

Brutalities in Bangalore (Pls forward it to everyone you know)

PS: This story appeared in today (05-10-2005) Times Of India.

Hi!
I would like to bring to notice a certain injustice that I have subjected
to at the Bangalore Railway Station (Majestic). On September 30 (Friday),
2005, I had been to the station to see off my fiance and her mother. They
took the Karnataka Express (Train #2627) to Jhansi at 6:30 pm.

On my way out I was asked to present my platform ticket by a railway
official. On producing the same, the TT turned around and told me "What if

I say that you haven't given me the ticket?" Before I could react, he along
with his colleague pushed me into the adjacent enquiry cabin and physically
manhandled me. I was slapped several times, my spectacles were grabbed and
deliberately crushed by foot, and my phone was flung away from me. The RPF
comprising of one sub-inspector/inspector and four constables, appeared on
the scene. The surrounding public was whisked away. None of the railway
police officials cared to listen to me and they started hitting me
indiscriminately with lathis. They dragged me out, and all the 4 constables
continued hitting me with lathis from Platform 1 to Platform 3/5, till we
reached the station master's cabin. Racist abuses and threats were made on
the way. At the station master's cabin, I was told that I have been charged
with a non-bailable offence and would be behind bars for 15 days.

Not for a single moment was I allowed to speak. All of a sudden a stranger
came to the scene and he claimed that he was there to help me. Having lost
all my physical strength and mental senses, I was happy to see some sort of
help. He, claiming to be V Srinivas from Infosys, talked to the officials
and the railway police in Kannada. He told me that the only way I was to
get out was if I was willing to pay my way through. Being in no state to
make a rational choice, I gave him my ATM card and pin. He took one of the
RPF chaps along with him and said he would clear the matter. He returned
some time later saying that everything was okay now.

I was asked to sign a statement which said that I hit the police and TT in
a drunken state. I refused. Finally, they pressurized me to write that I
did not produce a platform ticket when asked. I wrote the same and then V
Srinivas took me out of the station. He joined me in an auto and took me to
the ICICI ATM at Anand Rao circle. He withdrew Rs. 15000 from my ATM and
got back. he took the cash under the pretext that while helping me he had
left his wallet in the train he had left behind and that he would return
the same through his ICICI Internet account. Having broken down mentally
I did not realise that I was being cheated. He then took me to a Samsung
showroom and tried purchasing a cellphone worth Rs. 18500 with my card. It
was only then that I realised what was happening. I grabbed my card back,
caught him by the collar, snatched my cash that lay in his pocket, and got
into a running auto.

I have now realized that all of this was a plan. There is a strong nexus
between the railway officials, the railway police and the fraudster. The
railway officials identify a victim who they think is well-to-do, the RPF
beat that individual till he has no physical or mental well-being. Then
this fraud chap comes on to the scene, takes advantage of the situation,
and takes all your cash away. Also, this series of events generally occurs
on the last day of the month as they know that the salary gets credited on
this day. (This strikes me now because the self-proclaimed Infy employee,
Srinivas, clearly asked me whether I had received my salary. He said that
he just wanted to find out if there was cash enough to tackle the case.)

Now three days hence, I have tried to run from pillar to post. I have been
forced to miss office hours in my effort to get justice. But I don't want
to give up the fight midway. If any of you are in the media, or have
friends/relatives who are in the industry, I'd like to speak with them
about this in greater detail. I can be reached on 09886179319 or
08030933067. I believe it would catalyze my efforts.

Also, please pass this email to all the people who reside in Bangalore, so
that they don't fall into the same trap.

Regards,

Nimish V Adani

IIML Batch of 2003
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Old 18th August 2008, 22:57   #2
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I too remember reading such email long back. But I am not sure of the authenticity of the incident. First, I dont think that they are so cruel to start something like this, unless the person misbehaved or otherwise.
Anyway, what do you think we can do to not to fall in such trap? Nothing. If they decided to manhandle, then there is minimum you can do.
I agree that you can come out and claim or take him to court with your influence, but its all after teh incident happened to you.
Just my 2 cents.
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An old one; have read his before. But as Mjothi said, I doubt the authencity of this.

But if people read this and get scared, then there is no way one will be able to do anything, I mean, anything. You could be harassed even by the PC standing on the road side!
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This is an old one, and totally bogus.

I've got into railway station in Bangy a hundred times , 15% of which has been without a platform ticket.

The collector let me off telling pls dont do it again sir, so many guys will loose jobs( You are not allowed to enter the R station without a ticket.

If you get in , the guys working there will be charged not "you"


We are in INDIA man.

Incidents like above will only occur in our B-grade Bollywood movies, not in real life.
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Racist threats ???? in India ?? Lets get this straight. You have jealousy in India , Rich and Poor divide in India, Corruption in India, Cows on the road in India, Power cuts in India , Robberies in India , Bad Police in India .....

.....BUT RACISM DOES NOT EXIST IN INDIA !.

For one to use this word in describing a situation is only trying to sensationalize an incident(In India),without any knowledge what we all are made off. The extreme cases which one can misjudge to be racism is COMPARISON. we all compare light skinned dark skinned , he's rich im not , she's beautiful but i ain't,he's got brains but that fella's got money.This is a malice that exists in all of us Indians but THIS AINT RACISM!.

This email by itself is a scam. Fear is the biggest thing that everyone wants to talk about and instill in one's minds.Look at all the reality shows,the stuff that gets the most publicity is of contestants at breakdown state. the other angle you have either arguments and the last but not least, the pinnacle of entertainment - BIG BROTHER . Why does one want to see someone struggle out of their comfort zone and reach mental and physical levels that they are not comfortable with. Stop believing all bad things that happen around and stop reading all negative tabloid material and one would start to learn things more through experience rather than gossip.
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This is an old one, and totally bogus.

I've got into railway station in Bangy a hundred times , 15% of which has been without a platform ticket.

The collector let me off telling pls dont do it again sir, so many guys will loose jobs( You are not allowed to enter the R station without a ticket.

If you get in , the guys working there will be charged not "you"


We are in INDIA man.

Incidents like above will only occur in our B-grade Bollywood movies, not in real life.
me too man..hope this is "Bogus" but as I stated earlier.."no harm in being safe"
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I can be reached on 09886179319 or
08030933067.

Nimish V Adani
Let's call this fellow!

Maybe we can harass him on the mobile. I need a new iPod...

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In part of Bangalore did it happen? Oh I see its the Railway Station !!
Reading the title I felt brutalities were happening of the streets of Bangalore !!!

Check this: Techie withdraws complaint-Bangalore-Cities-The Times of India
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Old story. Seen before. Kind of typical stuff which mushrooms now and then.

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