Nagpur News: The tug of war between the Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Government Railway Police (GRP) over jurisdiction and a sort of competition, the passengers have been becoming victims of the bag lifting in Nagpur Railway Station itself and also in trains. This disturbing fact could be proved by an increase in crimes of thefts and the passengers taking the maximum brunt.
After considering the competition of sort, both security agencies have decided to hammer out the self-created problem in the interest of the Railway passengers.
A coordination meeting has been organized shortly to thrash out issues between the two different units to ensure better safety of passengers and their properties. Bringing down crimes in Nagpur Railway Station, among other issues, is likely to take centre stage in the meeting.
The rise in crime on railway stations and trains seems to have left the concerned railway security forces with fresh challenges. Apart from strengthening their own anti-crime mechanisms, RPF and GRP authorities are now also keen to deliberate on synchronized actions to clamp down on miscreants. The top police bosses from both the units believe that an open interaction will pave way for better understanding of each other’s roles.
Therefore, moving in this direction, A Ibrahim Sheriff, RPF’s Senior Divisional Security Commissioner, Central Railway, and Superintendent of Police, GRP, Prakash Jadhav have felt the need to sort out differences between the two security forces mainly responsible for security of passengers and their luggage, a coordination meeting has been organized to act in tandem and curb the crimes in Railway Station and on the trains.
Sheriff said the meeting would be focused on increased coordination at the grassroots level. “The staffers of either unit should not feel that they are in competition against each other. We have to work leaving behind the disagreements,” said Sheriff.
“RPF and GRP should help each other. If RPF comes across any criminal then the personnel should immediately hand him over to the GRP. The GRP is also expected to inform us about matter that concerns us,” he said.