Patna (PNBE): Government railway police (GRP) have launched ‘Know Your Neighbour’ scheme in 11 districts of the state to check crime on running trains and railway premises, said superintendent of railway police (SRP), Patna, P N Mishra.
These 11 districts falling under the jurisdiction of Patna SRP are: Patna, Aurangabad, Rohtas, Kaimur, Buxar, Bhojpur, Jehanabad, Gaya, Arwal, Nawada and Nalanda.
Mishra told that GRP personnel in these districts have been asked to visit villages and areas within 300 metres of their respective railway station and hold regular meetings with villagers to know them as well as keep a tab on the activities of miscreants. “GRP personnel under the supervision of station house officers are visiting vulnerable areas and interacting with villagers to make them understand that railway property is national property which must be protected. Crimes in their area brings a bad name to the village,” Mishra said.
The SRP said this is the first time in Bihar that common people are being made aware of their responsibility towards the nation and society. Damage to railway property and occurrence of crimes on running trains create fear among passengers, including women and children. Thus a collective effort must be made to curb criminal activities on railway premises or running trains, he said, adding strong policing is possible if people from every walk of life cooperate with police.
Under the ‘Know Your Neighbour’ scheme, GRP have been able to identify several hardcore criminals.
The police nabbed the criminals involved in the recent dacoity on a running train near Khusrupur.