Agra, January 15: A railway staff “penalised” a 45-day-old puppy of Pakistani Bully breed after it was caught travelling without a ticket on an express train. The incident took place on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday when the Government Railway Police (GRP) control room informed Agra GRP that a passenger was travelling with a puppy in the pantry car of Dakshin Express from Delhi to Hyderabad. Also Read - Delhi Records 3,686 New Covid-19 Cases, 47 Deaths; Tally Reaches 3.4 lakh

Both the man and puppy were detained when the train reached Agra Cantt at 2:15 AM, the Times of India reported. Also Read - Micro Art: Hyderabad Law Student Captures The Bhagavad Gita on 4000 Grains of Rice

The puppy was bought in Haryana for Rs 33,000 and the handler was taking it to the owner, a real estate developer in Hyderabad. The handler said he had forgotten to buy a ticket for the puppy and was fined Rs 575, including Rs 27.30 as GST for the ticketless puppy by the TTE. Also Read - Telangana rains: Death toll rises to 70, govt on alert as IMD predicts more heavy rains

SO Ashwani Kaushik of Agra Cantt GRP said, “The handler of the dog had a general class ticket for himself but had not booked the puppy. He was found traveling in the pantry car.”