Eight AK-47s to guard 7 million railway commuters of Mumbai, India.

Mumbai railway police commissionerate, the first such in the country,…

Mumbai railway police commissionerate, the first such in the country, responsible for the security of seven million commuters every day has no sophisticated arms or ammunition, even after the November 26 terror attack at CST left 56 dead, including four foreigners.

The entire force of 4,000 police personnel at 17 police stations, covering more than 135 railway stations on both the central and western lines have just eight AK-47 rifles.

And this after a series of terror attacks on trains, including bomb blasts and militants opening fire. All promises by the state government’s home department have proved false.

Mumbai Railway police commissioner Tukaram A Chavan refused to comment on the matter. The government railway police, which is a joint body of the Maharashtra government and the Indian Railways, is primarily responsible for maintaining the law and order in stations and on trains and the security of passengers.

Source: Dayanand Kamath and Rajendra Aklekar for DNAindia.com.

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