GUWAHATI, June 26 - The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) arrested 25 persons for being involved in theft cases and recovered stolen property worth Rs 74,300 from the accused persons in the month of May.
An official statement said that another 49 persons were also apprehended for stopping trains by pulling the alarm chain and prosecuted under Section 141 of the Railway Act.
Further, a total of five persons were also apprehended for being involved in touting activities while conducting raids and search operations at different places and booked under Section 143 of Railway Act.
Besides, 322 hawkers were also apprehended during the month for illegally hawking on trains and prosecuted under Section 144 of the Railway Act, while 62 persons were also apprehended by RPF for unauthorised entry into the ladies compartment and prosecuted under Section 162 of the Railway Act.
In addition, two criminals who used to drug innocent railway passengers and loot their belongings were also apprehended and prosecuted, while eight persons were arrested by RPF with recovery of contraband goods worth Rs 4,61,000 during the month.
NFR said that 10 persons were also arrested for being involved in theft cases involving passenger luggage and the arrested persons were handed over to GRP for prosecution.
As many as 44 children were rescued from trains and railway stations and handed over to their respective parents or guardians or local NGOs.
Another two persons, one male and one female, were arrested by RPF for trafficking women and minor girls by train in the month of May.