Saharsa, May 9: A senior booking clerk at Saharsa Railway junction in north Bihar was suspended today on charge of extorting money from passengers.
Official sources here said the Senior Divisional Railway Manager(SDRM), East Central Railway, Saharsa Division, acted on a tip-off that booking clerk Sanjay Kumar Jha had been extorting additional amount from passengers while issuing tickets.
A team of railway officials, headed by SDRM Upendra Kumar, laid a trap and caught Mr Jha red-handed. He was charging Rs 50 extra for issuing a ticket to a decoy passenger. Jha was immediately arrested and suspended by the DRM.
Later, following interrogation Rs 870 were recovered from him.