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Tuesday, October 04, 2005
Brutalities in Bangalore.
I know Nimish personally, and just now talked to him. Very tragic. It says a lot about the babudom and their terror-wielding techniques. We'll get the bastards though.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Nimish Adani
Sent: Monday, October 03, 2005 9:37 PM
Subject: [IIML] brutalities in bangalore
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 RPF 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-ba! ilable 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.
Nimish V Adani
IIML Batch of 2003
ITBHU Batch of 2001
Update (Oct 07, 2005):
Some action has been taken in this case: Four RPF Personnel and 2 TTE's have been suspended.
# Techie’s assault by RPF: Inquiry held, Deccan Herald, Oct 07.
# Assault: Railways places six under suspension, Deccan Herald, Oct 06.
# Railways places six under suspension; to conduct inquiry, Webindia123
Various news items on the incident itself
# Bangalore: Techie Beaten, Duped by Railway Staff
# Techie beaten, duped by railway staff, Times of India, Oct 05.
# Techie beaten, duped by railway staff, Economic Time, Oct 05.
# RPF assaults IT firm employee, Deccan Herald, Oct 04.
Please could you ask Nimish to contact the Lokayukta if he hasn't done so already. Details are on: http://kar.nic.in/lokayukta/
I believe the current Lokayukta is
Please keep us posted on what happens.
Anurag, this is seriously scary... do keep us posted on whether he had any luck with his searh to find redressal...
I got the email too. Thought it was a spoof since there was no email to contact the victim I ignored the email. But I don't think its a network. It's just a one off incident and your friend has been a little foolish I feelPost a Comment