New Delhi, 20th April 2023: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has conducted searches at 12 locations across Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, and Delhi in an on-going investigation of a case related to illegal sale of reserved berth e-tickets of Indian Railways through IRCTC website. During searches, digital devices, mobile phones containing the illegal software, incriminating documents & other details including tickets of passengers booked earlier using illegal software were recovered.

During investigation, it was found that the agents were allegedly using illegal software to bypass the manual entry process for purchasing tickets, which were sold to travellers at a premium. CBI identified the agents involved in this illegal activity and conducted simultaneous searches. The person responsible for selling and distributing the illegal software to various agents was also identified.

Investigation is continuing.