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Bengaluru: BMRCL fines woman for unauthorised donation collection inside Namma Metro

A woman collecting unauthorized donations on Bengaluru's Metro Purple Line faced consequences as metro authorities fined her Rs. 500 under the Metro Act. Identified as representing a social service organization, she was caught soliciting contributions from passengers, prompting swift action and an apology letter from her.

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First Published Nov 28, 2023, 10:25 AM IST

In a concerning incident, a woman was fined for unauthorized donation collection aboard Bengaluru's Metro Purple Line, highlighting the issue of begging becoming prevalent within the metro system.

The incident unfolded when a woman, identified as Bhagya, purportedly representing a social service organization named Jnanajyoti Seva Sansthan, began soliciting donations within the metro compartments. On Friday, she initiated the collection unnoticed, gathering contributions from passengers.

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The following day, Bhagya continued her donation rounds, carrying a collection box and displaying a QR code for contributions. This time, the assistant security guard spotted her activities at Benniganahalli metro station. Later, she was intercepted, escorted to Baiyappanahalli station, and interrogated in the control room.

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Upon inquiry and based on her self-identification as the secretary of Jnanajyoti Seva Sansthan, a case was registered against her under Section 59 of the Metro Act for causing disruption to passengers.

Metro authorities took swift action, imposing a fine of Rs. 500 on the woman and securing an apology letter for her actions.

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