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Bangalore Brutalities: Help needed for justiceViews: 766
Oct 03, 2005 7:43 pmBangalore Brutalities: Help needed for justice#

puneet goyal
posting on behalf of a friend..please pass it on to anyone in bangalore..we want to get justice here...

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 sub-inspector/inspector 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

Private Reply to puneet goyal

Oct 04, 2005 4:14 amre: Bangalore Brutalities: Help needed for justice#

Where The MIND is Without FEAR
HI Nimish,
Well you have been conned,
and thanks to you to inform all so others dont get conned,
now , you have to take multiple action, else you might not get the solution,
Note: to start with , do no waste your time , running from pillar to post, do all through the net.
1. inform the DRM (divisional railway manager), whose office is the adjoining compound to the city station , with a copy to the GM (Southern Railway), to the members, Railway board, Minister for railways.
2. Inform the local police station, and inform the commissioner of police, with acopy to the CM cell,
3. Inform,al the papers, if possible , hold a press conference,

There is bound to be some kind of action,
keep me posted,
karthik

ps: inform all the people that if it can happen to you last day, it might happen to anyone anyday

Private Reply to Where The MIND is Without FEAR

Oct 04, 2005 6:39 amre: re: Bangalore Brutalities: Help needed for justice#

Govind Srinivasan
While I appreciate the gravity of the mental tortue undergone by Nimish, I think that the Ryze Bangalore Networks can really do a wonderful job of connecting people and matters in this issue.

I think that the members of WE CARE FOR CHENNAI can offer very little help other than offering suggestions and ideas. Like in any other network, WE CARE FOR CHENNAI is capable of giving a lot of ideas, but I think that Nimish requires more than that, at this point of time, considering that he himself is an IIML alumni.

As the Moderator, I am treating this issue as closed. Puneet, I require your understanding on this decision.

Govind Srinivasan
Moderator
WE CARE FOR CHENNAI

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Oct 04, 2005 7:48 amre: re: re: Bangalore Brutalities: Help needed for justice#

puneet goyal
Hi
There were 2 reasons why I posted this here:
1. To make sure each IT company, or any other network, has this going
2. To make sure peopel in Chennai are aware of this. We all know of strong nexus existing in Chennai too, and may not take much time to come here, if their folks in bangalore think it is a success

But ya, it may be taken as closed.

karthik, thanks for the inputs, i shall pass it on.

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