Bandra GRP to educate school students against committing crimes on railway premises
That's what the Government Railway Police (GRP) in Bandra are aiming to do by training school students to curb the crimes committed by minors on railway premises
The Bandra Government Railway Police (GRP) has decided to take matters in its hands by training school students to curb the crimes committed by minors on railway premises. They were prompted to swing into action after they registered 12 cases of crimes such as mobile thefts and pick pocketing committed by minors in local trains last year.
Bandra railway police officials have approached Urdu, English and Hindi medium schools in the vicinity to impart training. They intend to train 1,000 students within 15 days. “The students are from Class I to Class IV. We started the training exercise from January 3. In the last two days, we have trained over 100 students.
As part of the programme, we are taking them to railway stations, familiarising them with the premises, train coaches and ensuring that they respect their fellow commuters and do not molest or manhandle women commuters especially. We are also teaching them that if they find anyone’s belongings on the railway platform, they should return it to the nearest police station so that we can give it back to the person who has lost it,” said Pradeep Shinde, inspector of Bandra GRP.
GRP officials confirmed that the students were actively participating in the training. “We want to make them aware about the disadvantages of committing crimes. As part of the programme, we are taking them to railway lock ups and showing them the adverse conditions that a person has to face if he is caught committing a crime,” said a staff member of Bandra GRP. “We are sure that this initiative will work wonders and we will be able to control the crime rates among minors. They are the future of our country and they need to be shaped well,” said Pradip Padavi, inspector, GRP.