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Shocking Brutality at Bangalore Railway Station

Posted on: January 9, 2008

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

IIML Batch of 2003

ITBHU Batch of 2001

4 Responses to "Shocking Brutality at Bangalore Railway Station"

Hello Pradip, do you have any evidence to prove ur stand?I work in Bangalore Mirror.. may be I can help you if you have any!

Hi actually… its not happened for me…. to a guy named Nimish he has given his number check out.. (I can be reached on 09886179319 or 08030933067) u can better contact him and help him….

Certain things are fishy… we live in this country and don’t beleieve the public servants are so bad; this is just utter non-sense.

Hi!
I can understand that there was some problem with the TT. But I am sure that this is a cooked-up story, something fishy

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