18, Jan 2016
• 18 Jan 2016
• Hindustan Times (Mumbai)
• Saurabh M Joshi [email protected]
HIGH ALERT State issues advisory; special teams of railway police’s commando force to patrol all routes
MUMBAI: Following the Pathankot terror attack, the railway police are on high alert following a state advisory about the possibility of a similar attack on Mumbai’s suburban train services.
Several special teams of railway police’s commando force have been formed to patrol all the routes of the local trains.
Government Railway Police (GRP) sources said, the advisory, issued last week, mentioned the terror strike at Pathankot airbase, where six heavily-armed terrorists laid siege.
According to the intelligence gathered from the central and the state agencies, the advisory noted that such a strike on Mumbai’s local trains could not be ruled out and asked the railway police to take necessary steps to beef up security.
The GRP and Railway Protection Force (RPF) have pressed into service sniffer dog teams to sanitise the terminals and stations that see heavy footfall. All police stations have been put on alert and all points on railway platforms identified for deploying police personnel are being covered round the clock.