3rd Meeting of State Level Security Committee for Railways

3rd Meeting of State Level Security Committee for Railways

Bhubaneswar: June 21: The 3rd Meeting of State Level Security Committee for Railways was held on 20th June under the Chairmanship of the DGP, Odisha Dr. R.P.Sharma, IPS, in his Camp office at Bhubaneswar. In the meeting discussion was held regarding law and order situation, crime scenario, sabotage, disaster management, Left Wing Extremist Activities, safety and security of railway properties and passengers and other relevant issues relating to security of railways.

It was decided that the RPF will register a criminal case whenever there is a rail roko agitation and take appropriate legal actions in the matter.  Emphasis was given on the formation of Encroachment Removal Committee, headed by the concerned Range I.G.P./DIGP where Sr.DSC, RPF, representatives of DRM, D.M. & Collector, concerned Ss.P., and SsRP Cuttack/Rourkela will be members.

It was decided that steps will be taken for prompt registration of criminal cases whenever reported by the passengers at the GRPS other than the place of occurrence and the same will be immediately transferred to the concerned G.R. Police Station directly, so that investigation can start without further delay.  Railway authorities were requested to install CCTV cameras and baggage scanner in important crime prone Railway Stations as well as in selected trains.

They were also requested to check the functioning of the installed CCTV cameras and baggage scanner periodically.  Railway authorities were requested to take steps for improvement of infrastructure facilities of GRP including construction and repair of the official and residential buildings.

Various other issues like formation of a Disaster Management Team comprising of different agencies like GRP, RPF, Fire Service, Medical team, ODRAF team, Local Police and Civil Administration for disaster management, Sharing of intelligence among RPF, GRP and Intelligence Wing etc. were also discussed.  It was decided to pursue the proposals given for Augmentation of GRP strength, Creation of new GRPSs and GROPs in the GRP districts. It was suggested that GRP and RPF should hold regular meetings at SP level for better coordination and cooperation.

The meeting was attended by :