Mangaluru, Feb 27, 2016 : Seven passengers who created trouble on the Chennai Central Mangaluru Express recently were apprehended and have been remanded to judicial custody. Another two were released on bail.
On February 21, the duty TTEs - Train Ticket Examiners of train No.12685 Chennai Central - Mangaluru express, D. Rajasekaran, Rajeswar Meena, Carl Max and Pradeep Kumar had received complaints that a few passengers of S-11 coach were creating nuisance to the other passengers in an inebriated state. They rushed to the coach and intervened with the trouble makers. However, since they were not in a listening mood and tried to attack the other passengers and TTEs, the TTEs alerted the RPF/GRP staff who took charge of the nuisance creating passengers.
A written complaint was lodged with GRP at Tiruppur. Based on that, an FIR was filed against the offenders viz. Prem, Gopinath, Prithviraj, and six others under Cr. No.28/2016 75 (i)b TNCP Act & 506(i) IPC R/W 145 (b) IR Act.
The accused were produced before the Judicial Magistrate-V, Coimbatore, who ordered for release of two offenders - Balasubramaniyam, 46 and Prabakaran, 39 on bail and the remanded the remaining seven persons for judicial custody at Central Prison, Coimbatore for a period of 15 days.
Railways requested passengers not to cause nuisance and disturbance to co-passengers, failing which the on board staff would take action against them.
Railways also stated in the event of any such happenings in trains, they may call the Security Helpline No. 182 for immediate assistance, for nuisance by co-passengers, theft or any other security related assistance. Additionally, passengers may call the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to Chief Commercial Manager (CCM), Southern Railway, Mobile 90031 60969, for assistance.
The concerned Senior Divisional Managers of the respective Divisions, Commercial Controllers of the Division/Headquarters, will be then alerted for immediate action. When immediate help is not made available, the concerned staffs have been advised to directly to call the Chief Commercial Manager, Southern Railway.