|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Jan 10 Jammu Railway Police has said that deaths reported due to run over by train decreased in the year 2016. ''Devising the method of cross-cross patrolling by the Police force on the railway track and increasing its mobility, the number of run-over incidents by trains and deaths on the tracks have decreased substantially to 52 only as compared to 64 its previous year,'' Rajinder Kumar Gupta, Senior Superintendent of Police, GRP Railways Jammu in a statement issued here said.
He said that the GRP staff ensured proper closure of the running train doors. Gupta further disclosed that there has been a tangible improvement on different fronts at the Railway station. It was stated that during a special drive against drug peddlers, a number of consignments, containing considerable quantity of Spasmo Proxivon capsules, Tablets, Ganja and Poppy Bulbs (Dodas), were recovered from the accused, trying to infuse it amongst the youth of the state. Around 28 Kgs ganja was recovered in three different FIRs. During the year 2016, the GRP had recovered 32 times more stolen property than its preceding years. ''Total recovery in the preceding year was more than the sum of recoveries in last four years,'' he added and said that various welfare measures and awareness campaigns, in coordination with the Railway authorities were launched and these measures of were appreciated by pilgrims as well as daily commuters.
Gupta disclosed that the kingpin of Zehar-Khuraani was arrested and its racket was busted only due to vigorous contribution of GRP, vis-à-vis there has been no such incidence of Zehar-Khuraani since July 2016 onwards-otherwise it was order of the day.