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Posted: Sep 17 2019 (23:04)
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KOCHI: With cases of attack on railway staff on the rise at isolated railway gates, the Railway Protection Force has set up portable solar-operated CCTV cameras at isolated railway crossings and vulnerable locations.
“In most cases, youngsters who come on bike, are reluctant to wait for the train to pass. They abuse the staff, demanding they open the gate. The majority of cases we get are under this category,” said T S Gopakumar, assistant security commissioner, RPF, Ernakulam.Last year alone, the Trivandrum Division of RPF received 25 cases of obstructing the duty of railway employees. “This year, we have received 11 cases so far and the most recent one was on September 1 when a youth verbally abused the woman station master at night. It