CCTV cameras to come up at parking zones
Jamshedpur, Sept. 14 : A group of about 20 youths assaulted the parking staff at Tatanagar Railway Station following a dispute over parking slip.
According to sources in the railway station, a 27-year-old youth Alok Bhagat had attacked on the parking staff along with his associates following. The incident took place after a parking staff molested a close relative of Bhagat.
Sources said on being attacked the about a dozen parking staff ran for safety and entered the GRP, Tatanagar, but the attackers chased the parking staff and reached at the railway PS where they clashed with the parking staff.
A resident of Shastrinagar in Kadma, Bhagat said that some parking staff had tried to molest one of his relatives at the parking lot and on protesting he was assaulted.
On the other hand, the parking contractor Neeraj Dubey claimed that there was no molestation attempt by his staff and that Bhagat had entered the parking premises as he was supposed to get some money.
Superintendent of railway police, Tatanagar, Anshuman Kumar said they have received counter FIR in connection to the last night’s clash at the railway station premises.
Concerned over frequent incidents of clashes between the vehicle owners and the parking staff, the railway has decided to install CCTV camers.
A senior official said that they had already decided to install the CCTV cameras at the Tatanagar parking area as they had got several complaints of clashes between the parking staff and vehicle owners, mostly over issuance of parking slips.
Located on the Howrah-Mumbai main route Tatanagar is an important station. Several important trains travel via Tatanagar, including the high-profile Rajdhani Express and Duronto Express. The station sees a daily traffic of 90 mail, express and passenger trains, besides a footfall of more than 60,000 passengers.
Tatanagar Railway authorities are using CCTV cameras installed at the station premises to help crack down on crime. The CCTV footages recently led railway police to arrest two chain-snatchers while they were trying to snatch gold-chain from a lady passenger. Thanks to a growing network of security cameras, railway is using a new strategy to fight crime. No doubt the security cameras give extra eyes on the system and add an important layer to security efforts. More such CCTV cameras must be installed at other places places to curb crime, said UK Srivastava, a senior functionary of Chotanagpur Passengers Association.