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    Threat call: Security stepped up at Mumbai’s railway stations

    Mumbai: Police have stepped up security at prominent railway stations in the city after an anonymous caller threatened to blow up “Bombay” railway station, an official said on Wednesday. The control room of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) received the call around 1.10 pm on Wednesday, in which the caller threatened the duty officer about the possible blast at a railway station, the official said.

  • Mumbai: On-duty cops will be allowed to travel free in local trains

    Mumbai: In a bid to increase police personnel in the local trains, soon on-duty Mumbai police official will be allowed to travel free in the suburban local trains. A senior railway official said by the end of this month they will be signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Railway Protection Force (RPF) and the Mumbai Police.

  • Mumbai: Man hit on Karjat-bound train, GRP and RPF form a team to trace accused

    Mumbai: A 32-year-old man survived with grievous injuries on his right forearm after a stone hit him while travelling on a local train on Thursday night. The Government Railway Police (GRP) officials said they are investigating the incident and have formed a team including Railway Protection Force (RPF) and city police to trace the accused.

  • Mumbai: Soon, RPF officials will don body cameras

    Mumbai: In order to bring transparency in its dealings with passengers, Railway Police Force officials would soon don  body cameras, which will record their interactions with commuters. The WR has already procured the first such camera. A senior official said passengers had frequent complaints about rude behaviour; by introducing body cameras, the Railway authorities can monitor everyone.

  • Mumbai: RPF official helps reunite 4-year-old with mom

    Mumbai: A Railway Police Force official helped a four year old reunite with her mother who was separated while boarding a local train. The Mulund RPF official immediately attended the train in which the child had boarded the train and brought him to the RPF office.

  • Mumbai: RPF seizes unaccounted cash, gold ornaments, arrests two

    Mumbai: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) officials seized unaccounted cash and gold ornaments worth Rs 1.10 crore from two persons in Nagpur on Friday. Based on a tip off, the RPF intercepted one person in Mumbai-bound Duranto Express and seized Rs 30 lakh unaccounted cash that he was carrying on its way to Mumbai.

  • Mumbai: Alert RPF helps 12-year-old lost boy reunite with family

    Mumbai: The continuous announcements made at Thane station initiated by Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel helped a 12-year-old boy to reunite with his family members on Thursday morning. The boy was travelling with his family members and was separated from them as he could not alight from the train due to the peak hour rush.

  • Mumbai: Stray dog who boarded WR train beaten up brutally by RPF and GRP officials

    Mumbai: A horrifying incident came to light on Tuesday, when a stray dog who accidentally boarded a ladies compartment was allegedly beaten up Railway Police Force (RPF) and Government Railway Police (GRP) personnel from Western Railways (WR). During its five-hour journey, the dog was beaten thrice by the RPF and GRP officials.

  • Mumbai: Railway Police rescues teen girl in nick of time at Airoli station

    Mumbai: A 16-year-old girl was saved by an alert RPF official after she attempted to commit suicide by slashing her wrist on Friday. The RPF staffer rushed to save the girl and managed to get her medical attention within the golden hour (the first hour after a traumatic injury, when emergency treatment is most likely to be successful).

  • RPF keeping a hawk’s eye to ensure passenger security

    Mumbai : It’s nine years since attacks of 2008 led to the transition of security apparatus of Mumbai’s railway stations from local to national with intelligence wing keeping a hawk’s eye view on the ground level readiness. The current strength of Railway Protection Force (RPF) on central railway is 5400 (1923 for Mumbai suburban division), which has almost doubled as compared to the strength in 2008.

  • Mumbai: Nabbed by RPF at Kurla station, mobile thief inflicts self-injuries on his hand

    Mumbai: A high drama ensued at Kurla station when a mobile robber inflicted self-injuries on his hand after he was nabbed after a long chase by the Railway Protection Force (RPF) staffer on Thursday. The accused inflicted self-injuries in order to scare the RPF staffer and also threatened to complaint against him in the court.

  • Mumbai: RPF rescues minor girl from Dadar railway station

    Mumbai: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) has rescued a minor girl, who ran away from home in Aurangabad, from Dadar station on Sunday. The girl allegedly was fed up of her father’s drinking problem and had left home in a fit of rage.  On Sunday, RPF staffer Sachin Apil spotted a minor girl walking aimlessly at platform 6 of Dadar station.

  • Mumbai: Western Railway launches app for women’s safety

    Mumbai: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) in Mumbai Central, a unit of western railway has launched a new mobile application called ‘Eyewatch railways’ for the security of women commuters on the western line. This application has been launched for the women commuters travelling on the route between Churchgate and Borivali stations.

  • Mumbai: RPF seeks additional 400 personnel to manage peak hour rush

    Mumbai: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of western railway has sought for an additional 400 personnel, citing staff crunch to manage peak hour crowd. The move comes two days after the incident of stampede at Elphinstone Road bridge which killed 23 persons.

  • Mumbai stampede: RPF presence increases 6 days after mishap at foot over bridge at Elphinstone

    Mumbai: After the Elphinstone Bridge stampede claimed the lives of at least 23 persons the focus has been on increasing the presence of Railway Protection Staff (RPF) on the crowded foot overbridge at Elphinstone. When Free Press Journal reporter visited the spot, on Tuesday, at least six RPF staffers from Dadar were posted at the exit point and the main bridge.

  • Mumbai: Alert GRP, RPF nab railway mobile thieves

    Mumbai: Swift action taken by both on-duty Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Government Railway Police (GRP) at Curry Road station led to the arrests of two mobile robbers on Friday. The railway police officials chased the two offenders after they heard cries of ‘chor chor’ from a commuter who alighted at Currey Road station.