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RAILWAY PROTECTION FORCE


RPF is a statutory Force constituted under the Railway Protection Force Act, 1957. It is an Armed Force of the Union.


This Force over Western Railway has 26 Gazetted officers and 4813 subordinate officers and staff. IG-cum-Chief Security Commissioner heads it over Western Railway and each Division is having a Sr. Divl. Security Commissioner or Divl. Security Commissioner. The functional units of the Force are RPF Posts.


DUTIES OF MEMBERS OF THE FORCE AS PER SECTION 11 OF RPF ACT. 1957 (AMENDED 2003):-


(A) Promptly to obey and execute all orders lawfully issued to him by his Superior Authority.


(B) To protect and safeguard Railway Property, Passenger Area and Passengers,


(C) To remove any obstruction in the movement of Railway Property or Passenger Area and.


(D) To do any other act conducive to the better protection and security of Railway Property, Passenger Area and Passengers.


MISSION STATEMENT:-


We shall –


Ø Protect and safeguard Railway Passengers, Passenger area and Railway property.


Ø Ensure the safety, security and boost the confidence of the traveling public on the Indian Railways.


OBJECTIVES:-


We shall –


Ø Carry on an unrelenting fight against criminals in protecting Railway Passengers, Passenger area and Railway property.


Ø Facilitate passenger-travel and security by removing all anti-social elements from trains, railway premises and passenger area.


Ø Remain vigilant to prevent trafficking in women and children and take appropriate action to rehabilitate destitute children found in Railway area.


Ø Co-operate with other departments of the Railways in improving the efficiency and image of the Indian Railways.


Ø Act as a bridge between the Government Railway Police/Local Police and the Railway Administration.


Ø Adopt pro-actively all modern technology, best human rights practices, management techniques and special measures for protection of female and elderly passengers and children, in the pursuit of these objectives.


APPEAL:-


The information concerning to theft and pilferage of Railway property, Railway Material etc. may be given to any of the following officers in personally or by telephone or by post, such information will be treated as strictly confidential. The information will be rewarded if the information leads to recovery of substantial amount of property and conviction of criminals.


S.

No

Name & Designation

Tel. (O)

Tel.®

E. Mail ID

Res. Address.

1.

Shri Udai Shukla, IG –cum- Chief Security Commissioner/ RPF, Western Railway, Churchgate, Mumbai 400020

22017929

-

csc@wr.railnet.gov.in

-

2

Shri Parmshiv, DIG- cum- Addl. Chief Security Commissioner /RPF, Western Railway, Churchgate, Mumbai –400 020.

22017308

-

-

2.

Shri Alok Bohra,

Dy. Chief Security Commissioner /RPF, Western Railway, Churchgate, Mumbai –400 020.

22017090

-

-

-

3.

Shri A. K. Nigam, SO to CSC, Churchgate

22263

socsc@railnet.gov.in

-

4.

Shri Babulal Meena Asst. Security Commissioner (PS) Western Railway, Churchgate, Mumbai -400 020

22264

-

-

5.

Shri  A.N. Mridha, Astt. Security Commissioner (SW) Western Railway, Churchgate, Mumbai -400 020

23170

-

sibwrccg@gmail.com

-

6.

C. V. Upadhye, Asstt. Security Commissioner (PW) Western Railway, Churchgate, Mumbai -400 020

22266

-

-

-

7.

Zonal Security Control Room, CSC Office, Western Railway, Churchgate, Mumbai – 400 020

22280

22265

22039139


PUBLIC SERVICE:-


Railway Protection Force Assistance Booth renders service to the traveling public by way of providing information about running of trains, local hospitals, hotels, tourist places etc.


Details of "May I Help You" Booths over Western Railway.



Division

RPF Assistance Booths

Mumbai

Mumbai Central station, Churchgate, Bandra Terminus,

Vadodara

-

Ratlam

Ratlam station.

Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad station

Rajkot

Jamnagar station & Bhaktinagar

Bhavnagar

Bhavnagar Terminus.


List of Sr. Divl. Security Commissioners, Divl. Security Commissioners and Security Commissioners and their Phone numbers at Divisional level.


S. No.

Division

Name & Design. of the Officer

P& T Nos.

Office

Residence

1.

Mumbai

Shri , Anup Kumar Shukla Sr.DSC

23080700

-

2.

Vadodara

                 -

-

-

3.

Ahmedabad

Shri P. Raj Mohan,Sr. DSC

22205200

-

4.

Ratlam

Shri Kumar Nishant               Sr. DSC

235853

-

5.

Rajkot

Shri S.P. Verma, DSC

2476762

-

6.

Bhavnagar

Shri Udai Veer Singh ,DSC

2445620

-


LEGAL POWERS OF RPF:-


A. Powers under RPF Act 1957 (Amendment 2003):-


Section 12 – Powers to arrest without warrant: -


Any member of the Force may, without an order from a Magistrate and without a warrant, arrest:


(i) Any person, who voluntarily causes hurt to, or attempts voluntarily to cause hurt to, or wrongfully restraints or attempts wrongfully to restraint, or assaults, threatens to assault, or uses or threatens or attempts to use, criminal force to him or any other member of the Force in the execution of his duty as such member, or with intent to prevent or to deter him from discharging his duty as such members or in consequence or any thing done or attempted to be done by him in the lawful discharge of his duty as such member; or


(ii) Any person who has been concerned in or against whom a reasonable suspicion exists of his having been concerned in, or who is found taking precautions to conceal his presence under circumstances which afford reason to believe that he is taking such precautions with a view to committing a cognizable offence which relates to railway property, passenger area and passengers.


(iii) Any person found taking precautions to conceal his presence within the railway limits under circumstances which afford reason to believe that he is taking such precautions with a view to committing theft of, or damage to railway property, passenger area and passengers.


(iv) Any person who commits or attempts to commit a cognizable offence which involves or which is likely to involve imminent danger to the life of any person engaged in carrying on any work relating to railway property, passenger area and passengers.


Section 13 - Powers to search without warrant


1. Whenever any member of the Force, not below the rank of a Senior Rakshak, has reason to believe that any such offence as is referred to in section 12 has been or is being committed and that a search warrant can not be obtained without affording the offender an opportunity of escaping or of concealing evidence of the offence he may detain him and search his person and belongings forthwith and, if he thinks proper arrest any person whom he has reason to believe to have committed the offence.


2. The provision of Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 relating to searches under that Code shall, so far as may, be applied to searches under this section.


B. Powers under Railway Act 1989 (Amended 2003) with effect from 01.07.2004:-


Any member of the Force can detect & prosecute any who violates the provision of Railway Acts for the following offence.


I.


i) Section 137 :- (Fraudulently traveling without proper pass or ticket) -


ii) Section 138 :- (Levy of excess charges and fare for traveling without ticket).


iii) Section 39 :- (Power to remove persons failing or refusing to pay the fare)


iv) Section 141 :- (Needlessly interfering with means of communications)


v) Section 142 :- (Unauthorised selling of tickets)


vi) Section 143 :- (Penalty for unauthorized selling of tickets)


II.


i) Section 144 :- (Unauthorised hawking)


ii) Section 145 :- (Drunkenness or nuisance)


iii) Section 146 :- (Obstructing Railway servant in his duty)


iv) Section 147 :- (Trespass)


iv) Section 153 :- (Endangering safety of traveling passengers)


vi) Section 154 :- (Endangering Safety of traveling passengers by negligent act or omission)


III.


i) Section 155 : - (Entering into reserved compartment or resisting entry


to a reserved compartment).


ii) Section 156 : - (Traveling on roof, steps or engine of a train)


iii) Section 157 :- (Altering or defacing by Drivers or Conductors of


vehicles to directions of Railway servants)


iv) Section 159 :- (Disobedience by Drivers or Conductors of vehicles to


directions of railway servants).


iv) Section 160 :- (Opening or breaking a level crossing gate)


v) Section 161 :- (Negligently crossing unmanned level crossing)


IV.


i) Section 162 : - (Entering carriage or place reserved for females)


ii) Section 163 :- (Giving false accounts of goods)


iii) Section 164 :- (Unlawfully bringing dangerous goods on railways).


iv) Section 165 : - (Unlawfully bringing offensive goods on a railway).


v) Section 166 :- (Defacing public notices)


vi) Section 167 :- (Smoking)


V.


i) Section 172 :- (Penalty for intoxication)


ii) Section 173 :- (Abandoning train etc. without authority)


iii) Section 174 :- (Obstructing running of trains etc. )


iv) Section 175 :- (Endangering the safety of persons by disobeying the


rules)


v) Section 176 :- (Obstructing level crossing)


The offenders so apprehended/detected and arrested for the above offences shall be prosecuted by the "Authorized Officer"( after investigating the case.)


Railway Act cases:-


C. Division wise for the year 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016:-


Year 2013


Division

No. of Persons

Fine Realized

(Rs.)

Jail

Arrested

Convicted

BCT

66330

65988

23341674

594

BRC

24741

24624

1856634

14

ADI

41932

41477

3394825

27

RTM

32481

31849

4048290

93

RJT

7115

7004

601050

0

BVP

9120

9120

952503

1

TOTAL

181719

180062

34194976

729


Year 2014


Division

No. of Persons

Fine Realized (Rs.)

Jail

 

Arrested

Convicted

 

BCT

66857

66081

24424647

479

 

BRC

22793

22760

2256812

45

 

ADI

35595

35401

3602370

4

 

RTM

32446

32382

4225565

65

 

RJT

7499

7427

539105

2

 

BVP

10145

10064

774050

0

 

TOTAL

175335

174115

35822549

595

 



Year 2015


Division

No. of Persons

Fine Realized (Rs.)

Jail

 

Arrested

Convicted

 

BCT

83692

78884

29809966

308

 

BRC

19544

19277

3175995

50

 

ADI

24132

23915

2832940

0

 

RTM

27149

27054

3881375

06

 

RJT

5540

5484

663055

01

 

BVP

8018

7986

698390

0

 

TOTAL

168075

162600

41061721

365

 




Year 2016


Division

No. of Persons

Fine Realized (Rs.)

Jail

 

Arrested

Convicted

 

BCT

94667

72717

26531901

218

BRC

20892

18415

4343680

06

ADI

24260

23911

2438890

06

RTM

27706

26947

5771025

07

RJT

8769

8575

1266760

04

BVP

9156

9030

920790

04

TOTAL

185450

159595

41273046

245




SUMMARY


Division

No. of Persons

Fine Realized

(Rs.)

Jail

Arrested

Convicted

2013

181719

180062

34194976

729

2014

175335

174115

35822549

595

2015

168075

162600

41061721

365

2016

185450

159595

41273046

245


Powers under "Railway Property (Unlawful Possession) Act 1966"


The member of the Force can apprehend/detect a person –


Section 3 - Penalty for theft, dishonest misappropriation or unlawful possession of Railway property: Whoever commits theft, or dishonestly misappropriates or is found, or is proved to have been in possession of any railway property reasonably suspected of having been stolen or unlawfully obtained shall, unless he proves that the railway property came into his possession lawfully, be punishable –


(a) for the first offence, with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years, or with fine, or with both and in the absence of special and adequate reasons to be mentioned in the judgment of the court, such imprisonment shall not be less than one year and such fine shall not be less than one thousand rupees.


(b) for the second or a subsequent offence with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years and also with fine and in the absence of special and adequate reasons to be mentioned in the judgment of the court, such imprisonment shall not be less than two years and such fine shall not be less than two thousand rupees.


Explanation: For the purposes of this section, “theft” and “dishonest misappropriation” shall have the same meaning as assigned to them respectively in section 378 and section 403 of the Indian Penal Code.


Section 4 - Punishment for abetment, conspiracy or connivance at offences :. Whoever abets or conspires in the commission of an offence punishable under this Act, or any owner or occupier of land or building, or any agent of such owner or occupier in-charge of the management of that land or building, who willfully connives at an offence against the provisions of this Act, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years, or with fine, or with both.


Explanation:- For the purposes of this section, the words “abet” and “conspire” shall have the same meanings as assigned to them respectively in section 107 and 120A of Indian Penal Code.


PERFORMANCE OF RPF OVER WESTERN RAILWAY For the year 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016:-


Crime against Railway property:-


A) Booked consignment:-


Year

No. of cases

Value of property (Rs.)

Arrest made

Regd.

Det.

Stolen

Recovery

OS

RE

RPF

2013

56

27

1456061

1236727

60

2

-

2014

40

24

359197

169682

0

0

-

2015

41

22

443163

209673

0

0

0

2016

61

14

763815

187810

31

0

0


B) Railway Material:-


Year

No. of cases

Value of Property (Rs.)

Arrest made

Regd.

Det.

Stolen

Recovery

OS

RE

RPF

2013

276

210

14,52,041

10,10,206

401

4

0

2014

233

180

11,84,354

7,51,399

2

0

-

2015

217

177

12,48,886

6,73,018

1

0

0

2016

243

155

12,11,893

9,82,080

278

1

0


No. of cases registered under Railway Property (Unlawful Possession) Act.:-


Booked Consignment

Railway Material

 

Year

No.of cases regd.

Property Recovered (Rs.)

Arrest made

No. of cases regd.

Property Recovered (Rs.)

Arrest made

 

OS

RE

RPF

OS

RE

RPF

2013

28

12,36,727

60

2

-

227

10,10,206

401

4

-

2014

26

1,69,682

57

-

-

198

75,13,99

352

02

-

2015

21

2,09,673

49

-

-

202

6,73,018

343

01

-

2016

41

1,87,810

31

-

-

184

9,82,080

278

1


 






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