Railway police told to keep its powder dry
LAHORE, July 26: Pakistan Railways Police IG Syed Ibne Husain has directed that foolproof security arrangements should be in place at railway stations, trains and other installations.
Through a letter on Thursday, the IG directed all the SPs to deploy maximum personnel at railway stations, trains, mosques, especially during Sehr and Iftar and Taraveeh.
No platform should be left unattended and beggars should not be allowed to roam there, said the IG while directing his subordinates to keep a vigil on all passengers, without disturbing anyone.
All entry and exit points to the railway installations should be properly manned and incoming passengers and their luggage be checked with metal detectors at railway stations.
Meanwhile, the railways police have deployed commandos at every major railway station and enhanced the number of plainclothesmen in the moving trains from six to 10.
Maximum number of the railway police staff was being deputed for the protection of railway key points and vital installations as well as in trains by withdrawing them from unimportant duties.
Patrol by the railways policemen is being regularly conducted within the area of the railway police jurisdiction.
Joint trolley patrol with railways officials is being undertaken while pilot engines are also being run ahead of main trains in the affected areas to avert any untoward incident.
The railway police would regularly check the patrolling being conducted by the railways gang men. Any negligence in this behalf would be reported to the general manager (operations) as well as divisional superintendents concerned.
Meetings with the district police have been held to ensure patrolling along the track by the police outside the outer signals.
Proper sweeping of all rakes is being carried out at the washing lines before dispatching them to railway stations.