Kolkata : South Eastern Railway RPF (Railway Protection Force) personnel has played a significant role in providing security of rail travellers as well as in guarding the railway property and its vital installations.
During lockdown, in the wake of COVID-10 pandemic, RPF personnel of this railway has conducted surprise drives and has imposed and realised fine and recovered railway property and other valuable goods worth Rs.85.66 lakh during the period from 1st April to 30th June, 2020.
While protecting railway properties, RPF personnel arrested 45 criminals under RP(UP) Act and recovered railway properties worth Rs.92,904/-. In another drive, security personnel booked 193 offenders under different legal sections of Railway Act and realised Rs.70,770/- as fine. During the checking, they have seized 45 ltrs. of illicit country made liquor valued Rs.9,000/-. Security personnel while conducting drive in New Delhi- Bhubaneswar Special Train, have recovered gold worth of Rs.57,30,453/- and cash of Rs.11 lakh on arrival of the train at Hijli Station. During their surprise checks, they have also seized foreign made cigarettes worth of Rs.11,62,000/- from old parcel line at Shalimar. In a vigorous drive, security personnel of SER have seized 6 KG opium from 3 tier air-conditioned coach of Ranchi-New Delhi Special Train, value of which is Rs.4 lakh.
In a separate drive, RPF of SER have rescued 5 minor girls and 4 minor boys from railway areas and they have been handed over to their relatives with proper verification and acknowledgement.
These have been possible with full dedication of security personnel of SER to curb this kind of illegal activities and transportation of contraband items.