'Increase penalty by 2500% for offences in Metro'
- Sack RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan: Swamy writes to PM Modi
- MCD bypoll results: AAP, Cong win in 5 wards each, BJP in 3 seats
- Exit polls: BJP set to storm Assam, LDF in Kerala, Mamata in Bengal, close contest in Tamil Nadu
- No reply to query, NIA writes to Pak: Allow us to visit for Pathankot probe
- Suspended JDU leader Manorama Devi sent to 14-day custody over liquor prohibition
The CISF has favoured a 2500 per cent hike in penalites related to offences against women and other criminal activities on the Delhi Metro network.
The present penalities for such offences is as low as Rs 150-200 and the CISF wants this to be revised to Rs 5,000.
The force has written to the Union Home Ministry in this regard suggesting a mammoth increase in a number of penalities for offences that are identified under the Delhi Metro Railway (Operations and Maintenance) Act, 2002.
"We have written to the Union Home Ministry in this regard as it is our controlling authority," CISF chief Rajiv told PTI.
The central police force has stepped up its vigil on the Delhi Metro, especially against those men who travel in coaches reserved for women, in the wake of the gangrape of a young girl last month in the national capital.
The CISF Director General (DG) said the current penalities for offences like men entering in women coaches and other illegal entries were "very less" and that they should be revised.
At present, the fine/penalty for creating nuisance or unlawful entry under Delhi Metro rules ranges from Rs 150-200.
Senior officials working in Delhi Metro said the Home Ministry may communicate this demand of the central police force to the Urban Development Ministry which is the nodal authority for the operations and administration of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).
The CISF has also asked for a revision on atleast four-five other offences which it is mandated to deal with directly in Delhi Metro.
These offences include taking offensive material like weapons and explosives in the Metro rail network and premises and obstructing officials on duty, among others.
- Hindutva forces are succeeding in widening the Hindu-Muslim divide
- Maoists’ use of IEDs reveals the true nature of their project
- Supreme Court’s judgment on criminal defamation is the latest illustration of a syndrome
- In the battle for academic freedom
- Modi government has rightly given the highest priority to reviving agriculture
- Should the citizen say ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’, or not, is not the question