Pakistan Railways Police claimed to have arrested a total of 3,189 accused due to their involvement in violations of rules and laws and also registered some 3,111 cases against them in eight Railways divisions during the year of 2022.
“Around 534 cases were registered in Peshawar Division, 502 in Rawalpindi, 994 in Lahore, 122 in Mughalpura workshops, 373 in Multan, 186 in Suk-kur, 340 in Karachi and 60 in Quetta Division,” official sources in the Ministry told APP. They said the Railways Police Help Desks had established at all the major railway stations across the country and the performance of Railways Police is quite satisfac-tory during the year 2022.
The Railways Police has handed over 177 missing boys and 57 girls to their heirs and 242 boys, 134 girls and 22 women who ran away from home to their parents/siblings and the welfare organizations, they added. The sources said the lost luggage worth of about Rs10.76 million of 2,081 passengers were handed over to them. Besides, 8,979 passengers were also provided with other facilities like first aid, wheelchairs and stretchers.
Regarding the performance of Railways Police, they said that the Police are performing duties efficiently despite the limited resources and said in 2023, the performance of Railways Police would be further improved to the optimum level. About the en-croachment, they said around 950 cases were regis-tered against those who occupied illegal encroach-ments on railways land and 990 accused were ar-rested in this regard.—APP