Acting on a tip-off, the authorities of Western Railways in the Mumbai have busted a racket, where people submitted forged cancer patient concession certificates to get reserved train tickets.
Railway’s Vigilance department seized 74 such forged cancer concession certificates from the ticket reservation centre at Dadar in the city. “The forged forms used by these people bear the stamp and signature of a famous city based oncologist”, the concerned official confirmed.
“It is shocking that people are using such fake cancer documents to get confirmed tickets on trains. We have recovered 74 such forms from the Dadar reservation centre. However, the accused managed to escape”, the official added.
The railways provide between 50 to 100 per cent concession on basic fare in various travel classes to cancer patients and they are also given preference for confirmed berths in the emergency quota.
“The doctors whose signatures appear on these forms have denied any involvement. We are investigating further and might also take help from the city police since this is a case of forgery”, he added.