In the light of recent
repeated incidents of placing obstruction on railway tracks and attempts
of cutting of railway tracks by miscreants, Minister of Railways Shri
Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, held a video conference yesterday i.e.
27.02.2017 with the Director Generals/Commissioners of Police of all
States/Union Territories in the Rail Bhawan, New Delhi. During the video
conference, Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, Minister of State for Home
Affairs was also present. Member Staff Railway Board Shri Pradeep Kumar,
Member Traffic Railway Board Shri Mohd. Jamshed, Other Railway Board
Members, other senior officials of Railway Board, senior officers from
Ministry of Home Affairs, RPF & Police also took part in the meeting.
On the occasion Shri Suresh Prabhu emphasised the need for better
cooperation and coordination between agencies involved for passenger
safety and security. Rewarding Security personnel for outstanding job
done to prevent sabotage in Railways, sharing of intelligence and the
need to have a Forensic Science Lab for Railways were the highlights of
his address. He thanked the DGPs of States and UTs for their active
Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir in his
address shared his concern about recent criminal activities on Railways
resulting in accidents. He advised State Police to be careful about the
designs of criminals and anti national elements and render fullest
cooperation to Railways.
Member Staff Railway Board Shri Pradeep Kumar also addressed the genuine
concerns of the State Police/GRP pertaining to the Railways.
DG, RPF Shri S.K.Bhagat in his welcome address highlighted major
incidents of sabotage that occurred during the year 2015 and 2016 and
expressed his concern over the sharp increase in such cases during the
year 2017. He also mentioned that three cases have been entrusted to NIA
for investigation and one case has been referred to CBI for
investigation. All the participants of States and UT shared their
expectations from Railways and also gave valuable suggestions to improve
safety and security of Railways.