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Rly force to take legal action during rail roko

Statesman News Service | Bhubaneswar |

The railway protection force will henceforth register criminal case whenever there is a rail roko agitation and take appropriate legal action, railway officials will negotiate with agitators regarding their demand and take necessary steps.

The issue was raised and discussed at the 2nd Meeting of State Level Security Committee for Railways was held here under the chairmanship of DGP Dr R P Sharma. In the meeting discussion was held regarding law and order situation, crime scenario, theft of sabotage, disaster management, Left Wing Extremist Activities, safety and security of railway properties and passengers and other relevant issues relating to security of railways.

Emphasis was given on deployment of train guards duty in various crime prone night plying trains and supply of CUG mobiles to train guard personnel. It was decided to take steps for prompt registration of criminal cases at the appropriate Police Station even when the passengers submit their reports to the TTE, RPF, or any other railway stations so that investigation can start without delay.

Railway authorities were requested to install CCTV cameras and baggage scanner in important crime prone railway stations as well as in selected trains. Railway authorities were requested to take steps for improvement of infrastructure facilities of GRP including construction and repair of the official and residential buildings.

Various other issues like linkage of 182 toll free help line calls with GRP control, formation of a core committee comprising of different agencies like GRP, RPF, Fire Service, Medical team, ODRAF team, Engineering wing of Railways, Local Police and Civil Administration for disaster management, creation of SOP for disaster management etc were discussed.

Augmentation of GRP strength, creation of new GRPS and OP in the GRP districts, increase of dead body carrying charges figured at the meeting. GRP and RPF should hold regular meetings at SP level for better coordination and cooperation.

Mr Sunil Roy, Director Intelligence, Mr Pranabindu Acharya, ADGP, Railways, Ms Vineeta Sharma, Jt Director IB, Odisha, Atul Pathak, IG RPF, S K Sinha, IF RPF SE Rly, R S Chouhan IG RPF SEC Rly and other officers were present.