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Government of India
Ministry of Railways
07-March-2018 17:48 IST
Improvement In Surveillance

Close surveillance on anti-social elements, regular and intensive drives conducted by RPF have resulted in 18.84 % more arrests in the year 2017 as compared to the year 2015. Zone-wise number of persons arrested by the RPF in the last three years (2015, 2016 & 2017) is appended. The statistics of Northern Railway includes arrests made in Delhi.

            Railway Protection Force (RPF) has been empowered under the Railway Property (Unlawful Possession) Act to arrest and prosecute offenders related to Railway Property. RPF personnel have also been empowered under the Railways Act to arrest and prosecute offenders involved in offences specified under 29 sections of the Railways Act which are related to alarm chain pulling, unauthorised hawking and vending, touting, trespassing, travelling on roof and foot-board of train, travelling of male persons in coaches reserved for female passengers etc. 0.59% of total arrests are related to offences under the Railway Property (Unlawful Possession) Act and 99.41% are related to the Railways Act.

            Special emphasis is being given to improve living conditions of RPF/RPSF personnel by providing barracks at important locations and upgrading basic amenities in the existing barracks at par with running rooms. During the year 2018-19, works to the tune of ` 59 Cr. have been sanctioned for construction of barracks. All the Divisional Railway Managers have been advised to conduct inspection of all the RPF barracks and submit status report. Measures initiated to strengthen RPF also include installation of CCTV cameras at Railway stations/trains, upgradation of security helpline No. 182, development of security App., soft skill training to RPF personnel, etc.

This information was made available in reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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Zonal Railway 

Number of persons arrested by RPF

                                      2015

                          2016

              2017

Central

113191

131083

132970

Eastern

66289

94893

92387

East Central

37340

40303

37913

East Coast

33433

36636

41812

Northern

144343

137403

134115

North Central

42297

52127

63681

North Eastern

36873

43929

45857

Northeast Frontier

10546

12786

14739

North Western

30063

37529

41516

Southern

108513

110948

115160

South Central

72093

96587

113106

South Eastern

45216

51507

53480

South East Central

24208

30701

33050

South Western

32530

34512

35247

Western

168502

185981

192509

West Central

68549

83223

81228

TOTAL

1033986

1180148

1228770

 

Zone-wise statistics of arrests made by the RPF in the last three years (2015, 2016 & 2017) over Indian Railways, is as under : -

   

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