Railways Unable to Provide Police on Outstation Trains
The Indian Railways informed the Bombay High Court through an Affidavit that it would be unable to provide police protection to all outstation trains owing to the lack of sufficient manpower.
However, the affidavit stated that the Railways would provide protection at night to trains plying on routes which are susceptible to crimes.
A Division Bench of Justices Abhay Oka and Anil Menon asked the Railways to reconsider its stand, saying that the implementation of these safety measures was integral to the well being of passengers.
The High Court was hearing a petition filed by Bhavika Mehta, which sought for the presence of policemen on board outstation trains. More info