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6 Mumbai commuters detained for getting into a fight inside crowded local train

Passengers pull chain, stop train to complain about fight inside a compartment over blocking of train door and seats

mumbai Updated: Jun 01, 2018 07:28 IST
Sajana Nambiar
Sajana Nambiar
Hindustan Times
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The incident took place in the packed 6.25 pm Kasara-bound train on Wednesday.(HT File Photo/Used for representational purpose)

Six male commuters travelling in a CST-Kasara local train were detained on Wednesday evening after they got into a fight with other passengers, the Dombivli railway police said.

The incident took place in the packed 6.25 pm Kasara-bound train and came to light after some commuters pull the chain and approached the Railway Protection Force (RPF) at Dombivli station. “Some passengers in a second-class compartment stopped the train at Dombivli station by pulling the chain and approached us complaining about a group of men who had boarded the train at Ghatkopar and Thane stations. They had got into a physical fight inside the train,”said RK Mishra, senior RPF officer at Dombivli station.

“We detained the six accused who told us that they were not allowed to enter a compartment by regular commuters, which led to the quarrel,”said an official from Dombivli RPF, requesting anonymity.

The Kalyan-Kasara-Karjat Railway Passengers’ Association has written to railway authorities, demanding action against passengers who block the doors and seats inside local trains. “This is what happens when people block doors and seats unnecessarily. We have been demanding action against commuters who do that as it leads to fights like these. The railways should deploy officials on platforms so that immediate action can be taken against such commuters,”said Shyam Ubale, general secretary of the Association.

The six accused were fined a total of Rs 3,000 and let go.

First Published: May 31, 2018 16:40 IST