26 years ago, a railway clerk had to pay Rs 6 to a passenger, lost his job

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Mumbai: The problem of non-availability of loose money often persists in Indian markets. You too must have faced this problem. Suppose you ever bought an item worth Rs 99 and gave the shopkeeper a note of Rs 100. But the shopkeeper says he doesn’t have change. Many times you must have left them or many times you must have bought something or the other with that one rupee. This is often done in shopping malls. There if you pay in cash and if you have 2-3 rupees left they give you toffee.

Something similar happened 26 years ago in Mumbai. Here, a railway ticket-cutting clerk did not refund six rupees to the passenger. These 6 rupees became too heavy for him. Clerk Rajesh Verma, convicted in the 26-year-old case, lost his job. Also now the Bombay High Court has also refused to give any relief to the guilty clerk. The court said that the accused did not return the money due to this, it is a crime and the action taken by the Railways against him is absolutely correct.

Know what is the matter of 6 rupees?

Booking clerk Rajesh Verma books passenger tickets at the computerized current booking office at Kurla Terminus Junction Mumbai on August 30, 1997 in the country’s financial capital Mumbai. The RPF jawan was posing as a fake passenger in the ticketing line. The RPF jawan asked him for a ticket from Kurla Terminus to Arah. The fare from Kurla Terminus to Arra was Rs.214. On this, the RPF jawan, who became a fake passenger, gave him a 500 note. 286 was to be returned to the clerk in such a situation, yet he returned only Rs.280. In fact, Vigilance had received a complaint against the accused, after which they had laid this whole trap.

Vigilance team raided and recovered the money

After that, the vigilance team also raided the ticketing counter of booking clerk Rajesh Verma. When checked, there was a shortfall of Rs 58 in their railway cash on account of ticket sales. Apart from this, 450 rupees were recovered from a cupboard behind the clerk’s seat. The vigilance team had said that this amount was collected from passengers by overcharging. A case was registered against the accused and in February 2002 he was found guilty and dismissed.

The High Court also refused to grant relief to the accused.

The accused clerk approached the appellate authority against this order. However, his appeal was rejected in July 2002. Later, Verma approached the Revision Authority (CAT) in 2002 regarding the case, where his mercy plea was also rejected in 2003. He then approached the High Court. After hearing all the parties, on August 7, the court upheld the order of the Revision Authority (CAT) and refused to grant relief to the clerk.

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