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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 25 Gazetted officers and 4942 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.

 Directory:-

                        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)

         E. Mail ID

    1.

Shri A.K. Singh, IG –cum- Principal Chief Security Commissioner/ RPF, Western Railway, Churchgate, Mumbai 400020

  27740988

pcsc@wr.railnet.gov.in

2

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

22017308

csc@wr.railnet.gov.in

   3.

Shri B.K. Pandey, SC (HQ)/RPF/Western Railway, Churchgate,           Mumbai – 400 020.

  22017090

dycsc@wr.railnet.gov.in

  4.

 Shri S. Rahamatulla, SO to CSC, Chuchgate

  22263

socsc@railnet.gov.in

 5.

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

   22264

cwhqccg@gmail.com

6.

Shri  Ashim Mondal, Asstt. Security Commissioner (SW) Western Railway, Churchgate,          Mumbai -400 020

   23170

sibwrccg@gmail.com

7.

N.M. Vashisth, Asstt. Security Commissioner (PW) Western Railway, Churchgate,          Mumbai -400 020

22266

pwhqccg@gmail.com

8.

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

22280

22265

22039139

cwhqccg@gmail.com

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,

Ratlam

Ratlam station.

Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad station

Rajkot

 Jamnagar station

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

Telephone no.

     1.

Mumbai

Shri S.R. Gandhi,Sr.DSC

23080700

     2.

Vadodara

Smt. Bhavpreeta Soni, Sr. DSC

26502650

     3.

Ahmedabad

Shri S.S. Ahmad,  Sr. DSC

22205200

     4.

Ratlam

Shri Raman Kumar DSC

235853

     5.

Rajkot

Shri. Mithun Soni, DSC

2476762

     6.

Bhavnagar

Smt. Tanvi P. Gupte 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   139  :-  (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:-

 

Division wise for the year 2016, 2017 & 2018:-

2016

Division

No. of Persons

Fine Realized (Rs.)

Jail

Arrested

Convicted

BCT

94814

93258

38881220

278

BRC

20922

20876

5803350

19

ADI

24304

24179

2757310

05

RTM

27720

27670

6552235

11

RJT

8773

8753

1492300

09

BVP

9169

9140

1152090

03

TOTAL

185702

183876

56638505

325

2017

Division

No. of Persons

Fine Realized (Rs.)

Jail

Arrested

Convicted

BCT

101411

100027

39418230

114

BRC

19345

19264

3684470

14

ADI

22147

22050

2587330

00

RTM

31159

31115

6834070

02

RJT

8781

8758

965726

05

BVP

9334

9301

788900

00

TOTAL

192177

190515

54278726

135

2018

Division

No. of Persons

Fine Realized (Rs.)

Jail

Arrested

Convicted

BCT

105582

102728

33546387

68

BRC

20341

19888

3379720

11

ADI

22061

21619

2322820

00

RTM

31076

29662

6151775

03

RJT

9069

8918

972515

00

BVP

8220

8208

593445

00

TOTAL

196349

191023

46966662

82

Summary

Years

No. of Persons

Fine Realized (Rs.)

Jail

Arrested

Convicted

2016

185702

183876

56638505

325

2017

192177

190515

54278726

135

2018

196349

191023

46966662

82

 

Arrest of Touts by RPF:-

Year

No. of arrest made

Recovered live Tickets

2016

723

9997

2017

514

5598

2018

735

7873

Total

1972

23468

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 2016, 2017 & 2018:-

Crime against Railway property:-

Crime against Railway property:-

(A) Booked consignment:-

Year

No. of cases

Value of property (Rs)

%

Arrest made

Regd.

Det.

Stolen

Recovery

OS

RE

RPF

2016

29

14

325225

187810

57.74

31

0

0

2017

65

19

1017545

240785

23.66

42

2

0

2018

25

18

696055

419883

60.32

69

1

0

(B) Railway Material:-

Year

No. of cases

Value of property (Rs)

%

Arrest made

Regd.

Det.

Stolen

Recovery

OS

RE

RPF

2016

222

160

1113483

1004735

90.23

292

1

0

2017

200

159

1057678

833067

78.76

342

4

0

2018

275

188

1557530

1012418

65.00

353

4

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

2016

41

187810

31

0

0

185

1004735

292

1

0

2017

48

240785

42

2

0

200

833067

342

4

0

2018

28

419883

69

1

0

202

1012418

353

4

0

 Apart from above task RPF W.Rly performed various Social commendable job by helping passengers.

Rescue of Minors

Years

No. of Rescue

Boys

Girls

2016

411

201

2017

673

335

2018

547

232

Total

1631

768

Recovery of Passengers Left behind Property:-

Years

Recovered Property

No. of Articles

Value in Rs.

2016

691

11654108

2017

1066

20899252

2018

1283

22311216

Total

3040

54864576

Arrest of Criminals involved in crime against Passengers by RPF:-

Years

Criminals handed over to GRP

2016

295

2017

623

2018

768

Total

1686

Arrest under other IPC Crime & other Acts by RPF:-

Year

Bootleggers handed over to GRP

Value of Recovered illicit liquor Rs.

2016

251

1124127

2017

106

663642

2018

214

1328317

Total

571

3116086





Source : Western Railway CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 28-06-2019  


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