Section 137 Railways Act, 1989

 Section 137 Railways Act, 1989: 


 Fraudulently travelling or attempting to travel without proper pass or ticket.—

(1) If any person, with intent to defraud a railway administration,—

(a) enters or remains in any carriage on a railway or travels in a train in contravention of section 55, or

(b) uses or attempts to use a single pass or a single ticket which has already been used on a previous journey, or in the case of a return ticket, a half thereof which has already been so used, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both: Provided that in the absence of special and adequate reasons to the contrary to be mentioned in the judgment of the court, such punishment shall not be less than a fine of five hundred rupees.

(2) The person referred to in sub-section (1) shall also be liable to pay the excess charge mentioned in sub-section (3) in addition to the ordinary single fare for the distance which he has travelled, or where there is any doubt as to the station from which he started, the ordinary single fare from the station from which the train originally started, or if the tickets of passengers travelling in the train have been examined since the original starting of the train, the ordinary single fare from the place where the tickets were so examined or, in case of their having been examined more than once, were last examined.

(3) The excess charge referred to in sub-section (2) shall be a sum equal to the ordinary single fare referred to in that sub-section or [two hundred and fifty rupees], whichever is more.

(4) Notwithstanding anything contained in section 65 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860), the court convicting an offender may direct that the person in default of payment of any fine inflicted by the court shall suffer imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months.


Supreme Court of India Important Judgments And Leading Case Law Related to Section 137 Railways Act, 1989:  

S. Gangoli vs The State Of Uttar Pradesh on 14 May, 1959

G. A. Monterio vs The State Of Ajmer on 21 September, 1956

S. G Angoli vs The State Of Uttar Pradesh And on 14 May, 1957

Union Of India vs Rina Devi on 9 May, 2018

Harita Sunil Parab vs State Of Nct Of Delhi on 28 March, 2018



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