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.