South Central Railway (SCR)’s Railway Protection Force (RPF) has recognized, filed circumstances, arrested and despatched 39 offenders to jail for indulging in pelting stones at trains, inflicting 5 passengers to be severely injured.
SCR General Manager Arun Kumar Jain knowledgeable on Tuesday that stone pelting on trains is a severe offence and stringent motion will probably be taken in opposition to perpetrators beneath the Railways Act. The offence is punishable with imprisonment which can prolong as much as 5 years.
The RPF had recognized sections between Kazipet-Khammam, Kazipet-Bhongir and Eluru-Rajahmundry because the areas the place stone pelting has been recorded. Vande Bharat trains are being focused by miscreants since January which has led to wreck of public property and in addition rescheduling of trains, inflicting inconvenience to passengers, he stated.
Mr. Jain stated 10 individuals, together with six juveniles aged between 6 and 17 years, had been apprehended for pelting stone on the Vande Bharat trains. Appealing to residents to chorus from such prison acts, he urged mother and father, academics, and elders to counsel, educate and information youngsters to desist from such actions.
Awareness campaigns in coordination with sarpanches of villages close to the tracks by making them ‘village mitras’ are being undertaken even whereas further workers have been deployed in all stone-pelting ‘black spots’ or potential spots. He additionally requested the general public to dial ‘139’ to offer any data for fast motion by RPF, stated a press launch.