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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 27 Gazetted officers and 4485 Subordinate officers and staff.  IG-cum- Principal Chief Security Commissioner heads it over Western Railway and each Division is having a Senior Divisional Security Commissioner or Divisional 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.

(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. 

 Sr.No

   Name & Designation

  Tel. (O)

         E. Mail ID

    1.

Shri P.C.Sinha, 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 A.K. Kundu, Security Commissioner/RPF Western Railway, Churchgate, Mumbai-400 020.

22017090

dycsc@wr.railnet.gov.in

   4.

 Shri S. Rahamatulla, SO to PCSC, Chuchgate, Churchgate, Mumbai-400 020.

22263

socsc@railnet.gov.in

   5.

Shri C.S Rajput       Asst. Security Commissioner (PS) Western Railway, Churchgate, Mumbai -400 020

22264

cwhqccg@gmail.com

   6.

Shri Roopender Singh, Asstt. Security Commissioner (SIB) Western Railway, Churchgate,   Mumbai -400 020

23170

sibwrccg@gmail.com

   7.

Shri R.K.Savale, Asstt. Security Commissioner (PW) Western Railway, Churchgate, Mumbai -400 020

22266

pwhqccg@gmail.com

  8.

Zonal Security Control Room, PCSC 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. Divisional Security Commissioners, Divisional 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 Veenit kharb ,Sr.DSC

23080700

     2.

Vadodara

Shri Devansh Shukla ,DSC

26502650

     3.

Ahmedabad

Shri S.S. Ahmad,  Sr. DSC

22205200

     4.

Ratlam

Shri Raman Kumar DSC

235853

     5.

Rajkot

Shri. Dinesh Singh Tomar, DSC

2476762

     6.

Bhavnagar

Miss. 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 anything 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 cannot 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 offences.

 

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   - Penalty For Transfer Of Tickets.

VI Section   143  -Penalty For Unauthorized Selling Of Tickets  .

II

I Section    144  -Unauthorized Hawking And Begging.

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 By  Railway By Willful Act Or Omission.

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 Pass Or Ticket.

IV Section 159  -Disobedience By Drivers Or Conductors Of Vehicles To Directions Of Railway Servants.

V Section   160    -Opening Or Breaking A Level Crossing Gate.

VI 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 -

2017

Division

No. of Persons

Fine Realized (Rs.)

Jail

Arrested

Convicted

BCT

101429

100697

40425330

1172

BRC

19345

19327

4039270

13

ADI

22147

22094

2656130

02

RTM

31164

31140

6896170

03

RJT

8781

8772

1020726

02

BVP

9334

9327

834250

05

TOTAL

192200

191357

55871876

1197

2018

Division

No. of Persons

Fine Realized (Rs.)

Jail

Arrested

Convicted

BCT

105636

105300

36196687

76

BRC

20353

20292

4026420

15

ADI

22079

21961

2705440

1

RTM

31069

31025

6936275

10

RJT

9079

9053

1157715

0

BVP

8209

8184

764025

1

TOTAL

196425

195815

51786562

103


2019

Division

No. of Persons

Fine Realized (Rs.)

Jail

Arrested

Convicted

BCT

110278

109197

32348615

351

BRC

19584

19237

3555370

4

ADI

22805

22413

2884460

1

RTM

27551

27259

6493305

55

RJT

7401

7242

938990

1

BVP

7213

7079

635180

1

TOTAL

194832

192427

46855920

413

 Summary

Years

No. of Persons

Fine Realized (Rs.)

Jail

Arrested

Convicted

2017

192200

191357

55871876

1197

2018

196425

195815

51786562

103

2019

194832

192427

46855920

413


Arrest of Touts by RPF

Year

No of case Register

No of person Arrested

No of the ticket seized

Value of ticket seized.

No of IRCTC U- IDs blocked

Future journey

Past journey

Future journey

Past journey

2017

455

527

3580

3238

6799883.15

5890643

1387

2018

635

761

5781

35477.53

15631465.2

4358007

2050

2019

588

710

6888

8571

18848338

17346057

2618

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 2017, 2018 & 2019

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

 

A. Booked Consignment

Year

No of cases registered

Total No of cases detected

Value of property stolen

Value of property recovered

persons arrested

2017

47

19

616338

246585

50

2018

28

16

772199

411883

71

2019

18

14

1881573

1567415

63


B.  Railway Material

Year

No of cases registered

Total No of cases detected

Value of property stolen

Value of property recovered

persons arrested

2017

200

157

1038518

851270

338

2018

201

188

1510258

1259868

368

2019

205

188

1666030

1462381

406


C.  Booked Consignment + Railway Material (Total of A&B)

Year

No of cases registered

Total No of cases drtected

Value of property stolen

Value of property recovered

persons arrested

2017

247

176

1654856

1097855

388

2018

229

204

2282457

1671751

439

2019

223

202

3547603

3029796

469

Apart from above task RPF Western Railway performed various Social commendable job by helping passengers

Rescue of Minors

Years

No. of Rescue

Boys

Girls

2017

673

335

2018

547

232

2019

557

234

Recovery of Passengers Left behind Property: -


Years

Recovered Property

No. of Articles

Value in Rs.

2017

1066

20899252

2018

1283

22311216

2019

1386

31433532


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

Years

Criminals handed over to GRP

2017

606

2018

803

2019

836


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

Year

Criminals handed over to GRP

Value of Recovered Items.

Liquor

Gutkha

Ganja

Liquor

Gutkha

Ganja

2017

106

0

2

663642

0

40000

2018

214

1

0

1328317

163910

928800

2019

219

14

5

1644649

4802286

2605660

 

 

 

 





Source : Western Railway CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 17-11-2020  


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