Jamshedpur : Lack of a railway police picket at Adityapur railway station led Adityapur residents to demand for a police picket near the railway station before the superintendent of railway police (SRP), Tatanagar.
Cases of crimes like chain-snatching and thefts are on the rise at Adityapur Railway Station. The residents have started raising demand for police picket at the station. Adityapur railway station is located on Tata-Gamharia Section in the Chakradharpur railway division about four kilometres away from the Tatanagar station. About 3,000 people use to visit the Adityapur station every day.
However, absence of a railway police picket at Adityapur railway station has made life difficult for the passengers as they feel in lurch during the time of crime.
Adityapur residents met the superintendent of railway police (SRP), Tatanagar to demand for a police picket near the railway station.
Led by Om Prakash, president of Jan Kalyan Morcha, a local NGO, residents met the SRP, Mrityunjay Kishore at the office in Tatanagar and demanded him to recommend for the police picket at the earliest.
The Adityapur railway station was set up in the year 2002 when only local passenger trains would stop there. But over the years as the population in Adityapur increased, demand for stoppage of more and more passenger trains were made, and the railway also provided the stoppage facility of about 30 trains, including most of the Bihar-bound trains.
“Though over two dozen trains halt there for the passenger service, there is no police picket as a result of which the passengers reaching at the station or getting out of the trains do not feel secured during night.
Several incidents of petty crimes like chain-snatching and thefts have taken place place, but in absence of railway police, those fall victims to the crime do not get immediate relief,” said Om Prakash, after meeting the SRP.
Manish Kumar said that every day a large number of railway passengers, including the women reach to Tatanagar station for catching trains for various destination of Bihar and Jharkhand.
The SRP, when contacted, confirmed that a delegation of residents from Adityapur had been to his office with a demand for setting up a police picket.
The team has also submitted a memorandum in connection with the demand.
“From the talk with the delegation, it seemed to be a genuine demand. I assured the delegation that I will send a letter to the home department and also to the SE Railway authority concerned in connection to the demand of the police picket at Adityapur station,” said the SRP.
Adityapur railway station is located on Tata-Gamharia Section in the Chakradharpur railway division about four kilometres away from the Tatanagar station. About 4,000 people use to visit the Adityapur station every day.