SC declines plea to check occupation of reserved train seats

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New Delhi, Dec 3 (UNI) The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a petition seeking directions to the Railway authorities to check the menace of second class passengers forcibly occupying the reserved compartments.

A bench comprising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justices P P Naolekar and R V Raveendran told the petitioner Brijendra Prasad to approach the authorities concerned for the relief.

Earlier the petitioner, appearing in person, contended before the court that those who are having their seats reserved in the railways are forcibly removed from their seats and berths by the 'hooligans' who travel even without tickets.

There is no protection available to the passengers, including women and children who pay for security and get their seats reserved well in advance.

The court told the petitioner that either Parliament or the Government was the best authority for checking the menace.

UNI

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