A shocking video has been doing rounds in which railways staffers are seen throwing biscuit packets towards hungry migrants and hurling abuses at those asking for their share.
It has prompted the department to order a probe and suspend chief inspector of the ticket (CIT) of Tundla station where the alleged incident took place three days ago.
As per media reports, one of the railway employees even cracked a joke that the biscuits were being given as part of birthday celebrations of the CIT, even as all the food items came from government funds.
The video was shot on May 25 at Tundla junction in Firozabad by railway staff involved in throwing edible items towards workers. Later, the footage was shared in railway staff WhatsApp group, which later went into the public domain.
Amitabha Kumar, divisional railway manager (DRM) of Praygraj division, told TOI, “Tundla CIT D K Dixit has been suspended and inquiry has been initiated. This was unacceptable behaviour. Proper arrangements should have been put in place to serve the passengers. Railways have been doing great work amid Covid-19 pandemic, but the uncivilised act is not part of it.”
“Aaj sir ka birthday hai, ishliye de rahe hain (Today is sir’s birthday, that’s why we are offering this),” said one of the railway staff in the video, while Dixit continued to throw biscuits.
Later in the video, Dixit was heard confessing of using a slur against a migrant worker, who was demanding biscuits.