RPF dog squad gets 10 new members

The Mumbai division of Central Railways (CR) protection force has got a boost, with six sniffer and tracker dogs returning from training. Three joined duty at CST, while the other three have been deputed at Kalyan station.

A total of 11 dogs were trained, of which four will reach Mumbai on June 12. The last will remain in training, CR officials said.

The kennel at Carnac Bunder (CST) houses three of the dogs- Rencho, Shelu, Megh, while Ravi, Shina and Shamey are at kennels at Kalyan station.

“Four more dogs will reach Mumbai on June 12. Jerry will be assigned to Carnac Bunder, Dean to Matunga and Robin and Pluto at Kalyan. Of these, six are labradors and four are doberman pinschers,” said Alok Bohra, senior security commissioner, CR.

In March, CR had purchased two pups, Bingo and Bruno, who will join the force after six months of training starting July at Konnur, Chennai. At present, there are 26 dogs – 16 at Matunga and 10 at Kalyan. With the addition of 11 dogs and purchase of two pups, CR Mumbai division will have 39 dogs.

Under the integrated security system, the administration of Mumbai division, CR, has constructed kennels at five stations. Apart from CST, the stations where the kennels have been constructed are Dadar, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Thane and Kalyan.