An RPF official at Kurla railway station said that the teenagers had been detained under Section 156 of the Railways Act.
Mumbai: The Kurla Railway Protection Force (RPF) detained ten teenagers on Thursday for performing a stunt on a local train’s footboard on the harbour line. Meanwhile, the Diva RPF registered a case against a 17-year-old girl who was performing a stunt on Monday, a video clip of which went viral on social media.
However, the RPF has not yet detained her. Looking at increasing instances of stunts being carried out on trains, the RPF headquarters of Mumbai division on Wednesday issued instructions that a drive be conducted against people who perform a stunt on the local train.
An RPF official at Kurla railway station said that the teenagers had been detained under Section 156 of the Railways Act. “We have taken a written bond from their parents to ensure that their children would not perform stunts in the future,” he said.
Kurla RPF personnel carried out patrolling from 9.40 am to 11.40 am on Thursday between Govandi and Kurla.
Suresh Atri, senior inspector, Kurla RPF, “Underage boys were detained on the harbour line. RPF personnel were asked to board local trains from Govandi. They kept a close vigil on the activities of these boys. As the boys were performing stunts on a running train at Tilaknagar and Kurla, our deployed staffs have detained them.”
Mr Atri said that all of them were detained for rash travelling and performing stunts in a local train. “Counselling was done and their parents were called. The wards were handed over with a warning,” he said.
Meanwhile, an RPF official, who is attached with the Diva RPF, said, “The girl has been booked under Section 156 in The Railways Act. We don’t know the address of the girl, hence we have approached the hospital, where the girl was admitted and later taken home by her guardian. We will ask the guardian about her details.”