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  1. Touting:- During the month under review, Special teams were constituted to workout illegal selling of e-tickets and illegal software by analysis of PRABAL Data.  Special teams conducted raids at different Travel Agencies/Agents all over Karnataka and Goa, who were engaged in touting activities and detected 13 cases with arrest of 13 touts under Section 143 of Railways Act and seized 37 No’s of live reserved tickets valued Rs. 87,117/-, 1057 No's. of used tickets  valued  Rs.  1765355 and 08 cancellation tickets V/Rs.9289/- .

  2. Patrolling by mobile teams (Wherever deployed) every hour in vestibule trains:- On an average 40 to 42 Spl/Mail/Exp. trains are escorted by 80 to 85  RPF personnel over SWR. Further, RPF personnel  deployed for escorts are patrolling in trains and interacting with passengers.  Besides, the teams keep watch on passengers carrying safety hazardous articles and follow covid protocols.

  3. My Mask My Pride:  Under this initiative drive called at Bengaluru by RPF is launched wherein  masks are distributed free of cost and awareness campaign for wearing masks is launched. Maskfi Kiosks are set up for encouraging people to click selfie’s with masks.

Meri Saheli:- To ensure maximum safety and security of women passengers on trains, Railways Protection Force (RPF) collects the seat/berth numbers of the single/alone female passengers and shares them with RPF personnel deployed at corresponding stations for their security & safety in en-route.  At the destination, a feedback from the identified passengers is collected for corrective response.  Meri Saheli members also help women passengers in availing auto rickshaws, bus services, carrying belongings of elderly and needy passengers.  In SWR, presently this operation has been implemented in 27 identified trains and ensure covid protocols are being followed by passengers in a polite manner



Description of crime

Cases registered

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Cumulative Number  

 during last 3 years 2018,

 2019, 2020 & 2021 up to  June)

Action taken


RP(UP) Act



Legal action initiated


Prosecution under Rlys Act



Legal action initiated


Prosecution of unauthorized persons  entry into female coaches



Legal action initiated


Crime against passengers ( High  value cases of ToPB, Dacoity, Robbery,   




Under investigation by concerned GRP (law and order)


Crime against Women passenger   i.e  rape, molestation, eve-teasing & harassment of women passengers



Action is being taken by


* Initiative action by RPF

(a)Arrest of criminals involved in crime against passengers and handed over to GRP:- 01

On 09.09.2021 Sri. Abdul Wahab, HC/483/GPB-OP while on picketing duty from Kudachi to Ghataprabha in Train No.01021 Ex. DR-TEN Express was approached by a  passenger Karuppa Swamy Pandiyan, R/o. Chidambaram Batti, Tutukudi, Tamilnadu and reported that his Oppo mobile valued Rs.7000/- was missing near Ghataprabha Railway Station. Swiftly, RPF staff swung into action,  caused enquiry with co-passengers and succeeded in tracing out a offender Sarfaraj, aged 29 years, S/o. Mahaboob Makandar, R/o. 3rd cross, Veerbhadra Nagar near Bilal Maszid, Belagavi and recovered mobile phone from his possession. The offender was handed over to RPSI/BGM and the complainant was assisted in lodging his complaint with police. In turn police registered a case vide Crime No.24/2021 u/s  379 IPC of dtd. 09.09.2021 duly arresting the offender. The case is under investigation.

  1. (b) Recovery of Passengers' belongings by RPF- There by safeguarding passengers' belonging 

          from reaching criminal elements:

    On 30 occasions RPF personnel recovered leftover items of passengers valued Rs. 6,48,094/- (approx) and restored to genuine passengers:-






    Gold /silver


    Electronic items



    Total V/Rs.







    Power bank, Headphones, Chargers, Mixer Grinder, etc


    ATM, Aadhar

    cards,  PAN cards,

    documents,Clothes, etc.



       During the month, 96 Runaway children i.e. 13 girls and 83boys were rescued by RPF and handed over to NGO, Parents /relatives and Police

  2. d) Action against undesirable elements under Railways Act :

      1. During the month under review, a total of 2785 cases under the provisions of Railways Act  are registered with arrest of 2777 accused persons.

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    1. Cable cut cases:-

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    1. Damage of Height Gauge:-

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    1. Recovery of Customs/ narcotics / contraband goods / articles:09

    1. On 11.09.2021, on duty TTE of  Train No. 08047 Ex. HWH-VSG Express Sri. Raghavendra handed over a unclaimed bag to Smt. Ritu Malik WCon/448/UBL at Hubballi Railway station. Further, bag was opened in presence of GRP, RPF dog squad and Dy. SS, found 8 neatly packed bundles (suspected to be Ganja) weight about 15 kgs, approximately valued Rs 1,20,000/-. In this connection RPSI/UBL registered a case in his station Cr.No. 46/2021 u/s  20(b) of NDPS Act and the case is under investigation.

    2. On eight (08) occasions RPF while performing train escort, picketing and platform duties have traced out 475 contraband goods i.e. liquor bottles/tetra packets, valued Rs. 62,321/-. On seizing of the contraband items were handed over to Excise department for further legal course of action.

    1. Life saving/Medical assistance to needy passengers: - 03.           

    1. On 04.09.2021,on receipt of information from DSCR/UBL regarding in Train No 07226 EX UBL-BZA express, in coach No SV-1, B.No 08 apassenger Kalmeshwer Apte, aged 84 years, he was travelling from Gadag to Hyderabad along with his son suffering from breathing problem. Sri. Raja Sekar Reddy, SIPF/BRR/BAY, Smt.V.M.Gudi, ASIPF/VMG/BAY along with DMO/BAY attended the train at Bellery (BAY) Railway Station and given first aid. Further,they were continued their journey by cab.

    2. On 19.09.2021, a Girl Himanshi aged 16 years travelling from Arasikere to Davanagere along with her familyand she was suffering from heavy fever in Train No.07326 Ex.MYS-BGM, Vishwamanava Express. Further she was de-boarded atDavangere Railway station. Smt. Laxmavva Patil ASIPF/DVG assisted for medical assistance,called 108 ambulance andsent to hospital for further treatment.

    3. On 30.09.2021, on receipt to a passenger Sri.Vishwanath complaint through DSCR/MYS, PSHL 182 that, co-passenger suffering from severe stomach pain in D3 coach of Train No 06516 Ex: KAWR-SBC Express and he need medical assistance. Immediately, Sri ,SudheerCon/Sakleshpur (SKLR)and Sri.Vishvamale (Nurse) RH/SKLR attended the passenger and de-boarded at the Sakleshpur Railway Station and shifted to Govt. Hospital by private vehicle for further treatment.


    7. Others:

    a) Raising Day :- Railway Protection Force, South Western Railway had organised a colourful parade on the occasion of 37th RPF Raising Day. Railway Protection Force has evolved as Armed Force of the Union on 20th September 1985. On this occasion, a grand parade was organised at Willies Ground, Hubballi which was graced by Shri Sanjay Kishore, Genral Manager, South Western railway as Chief guest. Shri Vijay Kumar Katarkar, Chief Security Commissioner, RPF in his address has highlighted the achievements of RPF in detection of Railway property offences, maintenance of law and order in Railway premises, rescue of run away, abandoned children, seizure of narcotics and contraband items and co-operation extended to GRP and Local Police in the detection of cases against passenger belongings.  Four platoons of RPF including one platoon of women staff and dog squad taken part in the parade. ‘Harsh fire’ by the RPF platoons, dog show and exhibition of weaponry were the highlights of the parade.


              Addressing the gathering, GM/SWR has conveyed his best wishes on the occasion and congratulated the effort of RPF in providing security to the Railway property and passengers. GM/SWR has directed the Force personnel to re-dedicate themselves in their duties and provide better protection and security to the travelling public and Railway properties. GM/SWR has given away awards to meritorious RPF staff and scholarships to the wards of RPF personnel.


              All the Principle Head of the Departments and senior officers of SWR, Divisional Railway Manager, Hubballi and RPF officials and their wards attended the function.


     b) Swachchta Pakhwada-2021:- from 16.09.2021 to 02.10.2021 RPF Officers and staff carried out Swachchta Pakhwada in an appropriate manner strictly following COVID protocol.  Cleanliness of RPF offices and barracks, awareness about cleanliness , Fit India run (150) members, organ donation camp (75 RPF & 20 Railway Employees pledged to donate their organs) were held and under taken.

     c) Hon'ble MR and MoSR :- Necessary Bando bust in co-ordination with Govt Railway Police was ensured. 

     d) Facial Recognition Software:  On 05.09.2021FRS instrumental in identifying a specially abled lady at Bengluru Railway station who was missing from home even when she was wearing mask on her face. Railway Board has taken note and appreciated the same. 

Source : South Western Railway CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 08-10-2021  

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