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RPF may get sole policing powers on the railways.
Aug 18 2011 (06:01)
News Entry# 34490 RPF may get sole policing powers on the railways
Posted by: rdb*^ Added by: Ranjeet*^ Aug 18 2011 (22:21)
One of the most sweeping pieces of security legislation concerning the railways, is in advanced stages of consultation among various ministries of the union government.If all goes according to plan, a Bill regarding the same will be tabled in the monsoon session of the Parliament which will be on till September 9, top railway ministry officials have told Mumbai Mirror.According to officials, the railway and union law and judiciary ministries are working on a Bill that will give sole policing powers on the railways to the Railway Protection Force (RPF).Currently, security on the railways is a dual-force system with crimes pertaining to the Indian Penal Code (IPC) being looked into by the railway police - which is an organ of the state government- while cases pertaining to the Indian Railways Act being investigated by the RPF.All cases related to railway property are under the jurisdiction of the RPF. Currently the all-India strength...