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Old 6th October 2005, 13:44   #1
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Hi Folks ...

Got this in my mailbox today ... it's a bit long ..


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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 RPF 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, V 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
Business Development Manager,
Izmo Cars (a division of Logix Microsystems)
IIML Batch of 2003
ITBHU batch of 2001

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Old 6th October 2005, 13:52   #2
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Im finding this hard to beleive ! An educated man going thru all this and to top it the 15000 from the ATM and buying a cell phone with debit card !

I have my doubts about this story. No one will be fool enough to take all this - but then you never know what can happen in this country !

EDIT - After Haque's reply below - Im just plain sad , disturbed and ashamed and angry and fustrated !

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This is already in the papers, and I understand that some of the RPF personnel have been suspended pending inquiry...

Wonder if it will be given a decent burial under the bureucratic proceedures..
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Exclamation Conned at Bangalore Station...

Quote:
Originally Posted by shuvc
Hi Folks ...

"QUOTE"

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.

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Will see what i can do to pass this on and help efforts. What's happening to this country - bad to worse
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Old 6th October 2005, 14:16   #5
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Yeah had read in the news paper yesterday and really feel sad for the guy.
As he said even I feel it was all planned by them and hope those RPF people are punished seviourly.

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Tell me you are pulling my leg ....

I had just posted something good about the country. And now I have to read this. :(
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Another incident invoving railway police, :
Please note, its not my experience, I have done a ctrl-c , ctrl-v...

<Begin Quote >
I also met with a similar incident. I was searching for parking place
to park my two wheeler. The railway police called me, and took me to the
plat form no 1 railway police cell and asked me to produce the vehicle
documents. When I produced all the docs, he said the license is not
original. Asked me to pay Rs 100/-.

He also claimed that he has all authority to fine people upto Rs1000.

He was also saying, the railway constables are paid very less, meagre
Rs4000 and you software guys get a very big amount.

I think the whole railway official are corrupt and very strict action
need to be taken against them.


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I do not know about the second incident, but, unfortunately, the first incident is true. This was confirmed by my colleague who happens to know it from the horse's mouth. Also, NDTV today flashed the news that some "x" number of railway employees were suspended in Bangalore for assaulting a software engineer. I saw that flash in the morning news. So, I guess it should be true.
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The second incident is got to be true as the affected person works in the same company as myself.
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In the newspapers, happening to people know to you guys - this is for REAL????

I've heard of this kind of **** happening in places like Nigeria where everyone is out to con you, but here in India today???

What is this country coming to? India (Moon)shining!
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:WTF: is happening. Reminds me of the incidents that my uncle used to narrate regarding robberies in broad day light in Kenya. We are not too far to get there.
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Guys.... Unfortunately this is a very true story... it was on NDTV last night and they even showed this guy's interview... really bad... Railways have really gone from bad to worse in this Laloo era!!!!
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At least this incident seems to have been properly highlighted and reported .. god knows how many others are swept under the carpet ...
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You can follow the progress at -

http://sbcbrutes.blogspot.com/
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gadzooks...DAMN****.... just going through the whole thing brings your blood to boil...

it's high time somebody did something against these corrupt cops... incidences like these are only straws from the haystack. the goddamn cops are on a rampage....everybody must be knowing about that damn schoolgirl rape by a cop in mumbai; there should be a law that states; "hitting a cop royally should be allowed, if guilty- whether he's in uniform or not.." (existing in kerala- not in the books, though)

just my thoughts...
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