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.