1,400 male passengers arrested for traveling in ladies coaches: Railways
Nearly 1,400 male passengers were arrested by the Railway Police Force (RPF) this year for traveling in ladies compartments across Northern Railway (NR), Indian Railways said today. The RPF presently escorts 220 trains in the Northern Railway section. This year, so far, 61,211 people were arrested under different sections of the Railway Act and Rs. 1.5cr of fine realized from them. Here's more.
RPF apprehended 250 IPC criminals involved in passenger-related crime
"In the year 2018 (up to July), RPF apprehended 250 IPC criminals involved in passenger-related crime and handed them to GRP," Railways said. "The Railway Minister has declared 2018 as the year of Women & Child Security. In this regard, Bhairavi and Virangna teams have been formed containing lady RPF staff. 1,384 male passengers traveling in ladies coach were arrested this year," it said.
Railway property worth Rs. 25,52,101 was recovered, says Railways
Railway property worth Rs. 25,52,101 was recovered with the arrest of 484 people under Railway Property (Unlawful Possession) Act, the Railways said. This year, up to July, 2,137 children including 221 girls were rescued and handed over to different NGOs to reunite with their families. RPF helpline number "182" is functioning 24x7 and provide security-related assistance to passengers, the Railways added.