The incident got here to mild when Monday morning, after standing in a queue to purchase tickets for a very long time, passengers grew suspicious of no one attending them and alerted the police. When the police broke the lock of the reservation counter, they discovered Teeka Ram, a clerk on the ticket counter, tied up. Later within the day, CCTV visuals of the police rescuing Ram had been shared extensively on social media.
Ram instructed the police that he was threatened at gunpoint by a gang of three who tied him up and stole the money. The Railway Safety Pressure (RPF) and GRP reached the spot to hold out the investigation. Particular groups had been fashioned to nab the accused.
Preliminary investigation revealed the incident occurred between 4-4:30 am Monday and there was no CCTV digicam close to the counter.
Talking to the indianexpress.com, Egmore Railway DSP Srikanth Monday mentioned the railway employees hails from Rajasthan and had been working on the station for over two years. He had mentioned that they’re gathering CCTV visuals from the environment and a listing of outdated offenders, together with those that had been launched just lately from the jail, was being made.
Later, amid questioning at Thiruvanmiyur GRP police station, the police mentioned Teeka Ram confessed to the crime.
Addressing reporters, Jaya Gowri, DIG, Railways, mentioned they investigated the CCTV visuals close to the entry and exit factors. “We fashioned 5 particular groups to probe the incident. Based mostly on the proof, we enquired additional and located that Teeka Ram had staged the theft. He was hooked on on-line rummy video games for over 10 years and owed cash to his mates and kinfolk.”
Gowri added, “He hatched a plan along with his spouse to be able to settle these money owed. His spouse got here in an auto rickshaw to the station and after she took the cash from the counter, she tied her husband and locked the door from outdoors and left in the identical automobile. We’ve recovered the complete quantity from his residence, the case remains to be beneath investigation,” she mentioned.
Commenting on the absence of CCTV cameras close to the ticket counter, the DIG mentioned they may take up the difficulty with the railways.