What’s your policy on posting cops on long-distance trains, Bombay High Court asks Indian Railways

By Mustafa Plumber  www.dnaindia.com

“What is the policy of the Indian Railwayswith regard to posting railway policemen on outstation trains?” the Bombay High Court asked the railways to explain on Tuesday.

A division bench of justices Abhay Oka and AK Menon gave the direction after the railways informed the court that it was facing a shortage in Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel, and hence, a guard is not available on every train.

The court was hearing from advocate Uday Warunjikar, counsel of one Bhavika Mehta who lost a leg while chasing a thief on an outstation train in 2012. Warunjikar said there had been no policeman present on the train when the incident happened. More info

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