The Indian Railways has issued several warning in the past against passengers travelling without tickets. But it seems that some of the policemen are least bothered about the orders and wish to avail railway facilities for themselves without paying for it. There have been numerous occasions of confrontations between police personnel and train ticket checking staff over travelling without ticket, but not many policemen seem to learn from it. Once again a video of a police officer involved in a verbal spat with a TTE has surfaced on social media.
Shared on the microblogging site X, formerly Twitter, by Ghar Ke Kalesh, the officer is seen giving an explanation as to why he boarded the Vande Bharat train without a ticker. The TTE does not look convinced and clearly says that travelling in the train without a valid ticket is an offence. However, the officer keeps telling it is for the first time and he should be allowed to travel. Meanwhile another person can be heard objecting to it and also asks the officer to get down at the next station.