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Holi hooligans to be booked by cops

Anyone who throws water balloons or colour on trains passing by, will be booked by the police during holi this year.

mumbai Updated: Mar 07, 2012 02:04 IST
Rahul Mahajani

Anyone who throws water balloons or colour on trains passing by, will be booked by the police during holi this year.

The railway police have devised a detailed plan to ensure that miscreants do not harass passengers on trains during the festival. The Mumbai police have also put all police stations on alert and asked them to keep hooliganism in check.

Ankush Shinde, deputy commissioner of police (DCP) railways said that they have formed special squads, which would patrol the tracks and ensure that no such incidents take place. "We have also identified some places where incidents had taken place in the past and these areas would be patrolled jointly by railway police and the local police," he said. These arrangements will be applicable to all three of the railways' lines.

The police will also undertake patrolling of tracks and there shall be police presence in trains as well, officials said. Miscreants found troubling passengers would be booked under the Bombay Police Act and could be jailed.

A railway police official said the areas on the central line are more sensitive and as there have been many previous cases, the concentration could be primarily on these spots.

The spokesperson for Mumbai police, DCP Nisar Tamboli said that all police stations and the beat marshals have been asked to keep a watch on the hooligans. "There would be adequate bandobast during the festival and police would be watching the nakas," he said.