Indian Railways gear up to check crimes on wheels
Railways has taken steps to check crimes following the murder of a retired DIG in the Lokmanya Tilak Express.india Updated: Jun 06, 2006 17:16 IST
The railways has taken steps to check crimes in trains following the murder of a retired DIG in the Lokmanya Tilak Express near Patna junction two days back.
Divisional Railway Manager(DRM) of Danapur division of East Central Railway(ECR) Pankaj Jain said insruction had been issued for deployment of the Railway Protection Force(RPF) and Government Railway Police(GRP) at railway cabins between Rajendra Nagar Terminal and Patna Junction.
Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel would escort the trains running during day time and originating from Rajendra Nagar Terminal, he added.
There was no precedence of escorting day trains but in the wake of recurrent crime incidents in trains between Rajendra Nagar Terminal and Patna Junction, the decision had been taken to deploy RPF to escort the trains originating from Rajendra Nagar Terminal during the day, Mr Jain said.
He informed that a delegation of railway officials would soon meet Bihar Chief secretary and Home Secretary to chalk out a comprehensive plan to curb crimes in running trains.
Mr Anil Kumar Singh, a retired DIG, was shot dead by criminals in Lokmanya Tilak express near Patna Junction when he tried to resist them from snatching his valuables on sunday.
First Published: Jun 06, 2006 16:42 IST