Indian Railways Carry Special Drive to Curb Crime against Passengers

The Indian Railway has conducted a 90 day special drive over its Zonal Railways to contain crime against passengers from 1st June to 31st August 2012.

During this drive, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) officials and staffing in tendem with their counterparts in Government Railway Police (GRP) of respective state governments have done a remarkable job by nabbing 48 gangs including 901 criminals involved in passenger crimes and apprehended 4548 persons for unauthorised alarm chain pulling.

Besides, a total number of 2,15,784 persons have been prosecuted under various sections of the Railways Act for other petty offences during this period. Number of incidence of dacoity, drugging, theft of passengers’ belongings and alarm chain pulling in train has come down significantly during this drive.

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(Release ID :87928)