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RPF Helpline No.

139

Zonal RPF Control Room SECR

07752-414025, 97524-75714

RPF Control Room, Bilaspur

07752-247016, 97528-76748

RPF Control Room, Raipur

0771-2252252, 97524-44099

RPF Control Room, Nagpur

0712-2565088, 90960-78708

 

South East Central Railway Head Quarter, Bilaspur

 

RAILWAY STD CODE- 075 & P&T- 07752

Sl.

No.

Name

Design.

RLY

P&T

Mobile No

office

Res.

office

Res.

1.

Sri A.N.Sinha

IG-cum-PCSC

64970

64971

414819

420869

97524-75700

2

Sri B. S Nath

DIG-cum-CSC

64985

97524-75710

3.

Sri Kumar Nishant

Dy.CSC

64972

-

410890

-

97524-75701

4.

Sri A.K.Jena

ASC/HQ

64974

-

402576

-

97524-75702

5.

Sri R.Tirkey

ASC/C&I

64978

-

424156

-

97524-75703

6.

Sri Ramakant

Ch.OS

64980

-

-

-

88390-68130

7.

Sri G.A.Garkal

IPF/AW/HQ

64988

-

412430

-

97524-75713

8.

Sri Ajay Sharma

IPF/PS

-

-

-

-

92652-95384

9.


SIPF/DW/HQ

-

-

-

-


10.

Smt. Swapn Rekha

IPF/IVG

64984

-

-

-

78699-64276

11.

Sri K.C.Saini

IPF/QM/ZHQ

64998

-

-

-

97524-75715

12.

Sri S.R.Markam

SIPF (HQ)/ SIB

64992

-

413894

-

97524-75741

13.

Sri Sakal Dev

SIPF/CSC(HQ)/COY

64986

-

-

-

97525-94797

14.

Sri Ajeet Kumar

CA to CSC

64982

-

-

-

81090-23353

 

 

Bilaspur Division

Railway Phone Code-075 and P&T STD-07752

Sl.

No.

Name

Desig.

RLY

P&T

Mobile No

office

Res.

office

Res.

1.

Sri R.K.Shukla

DSC

62250

62251

07752-247150

247151

97528-76700

2.

Sri Virendra Wankhede

ASC-I

62132

-

07752-247152

-

97528-76701

3.

Sri Vivek Sharma

ASC-II

62152

-

-

-

97524-44700

4.

Smt. Ragini Dhruve

IPF/AW

62825

--

-

-

97528-76717

5.

Sri H.S.Chandrawansi

IPF/PP

63219

-

-

-

97528-76722

6.

Sri R.K.Prasad

IC/P-Cell

63219

-

-

-

97528-76751

7.

Sri L.P.Tigga

Ch. OS

62515

-

-

-

78699-53214

8.

Sri Anil Giri

SIPF/CIB/BSP

62932

-

97520-94303

-

97528-76738

9.

Sri R.P.Singh

IPF/CIB/APR

-

-

-

-

83192-85549

10.

Sri B.K.Chaudhary

IPF/DQM

62715

-

-

-

97528-76709

11.

Sri S.K.Pandey

IPF/SIB/BSP

63072

-

07752-247072

-

97528-76716

12.

Sri B.K.Pandey

ASI/SIB/APR

-

-

-

-

97139-80628

13.

Sri D.K.Yadav

SIPF/Sett.

63077

-

07752-247481

-

90393-41607

14.

Sri Bhasker Soni

IPF/BSP

62518

62519

CUG-97520-94278

-

97528-76704

15.

Sri Rajesh Verma

IPF/RIG

66362

66365

CUG- 9752094274

-

97528-76711

16.

Sri Ashwini Barle

IPF/SDL

67312

67311

07752-231538

-

97528-76714

9575953427

17.

Smt. Sunita Minj

IPF/MDGR

67880

67871

07771-241496

-

97528-76715

18.

Sri S.K.Shukla

IPF/PND

67722

-

9752094305

-

88273-94767

19.

Sri P.Tiwari

IPF/BRJN

66170

-

06645-240833

-

97775-75070

20.

Sri Kuldeep Kumar

IPF/CPH

66750

-

07819-244943

-

97528-76786

21.

Sri K.K.Jha

IPF/KRBA

66842

-

077759-247800

-

97528-76719

22.

Sri M.L.Yadav

IPF/APR

67658

-

07659-222865

-

91741-47760

23.

Sri Samir Xalxo

IPF/ABKP

67925

-

9752094313

-

97528-76718

 24. Sri N.P.Pandey SIPF/UMR -  97528-76728 
 25. Smt. Anupama Mishra SIPF/USL 63426 - 9752876712 - 9174147760
 26. Sri A.Lakra SIPF/JSG - - - - 6268790313

27.

Sri A.Bandopadhyay

SIPF/KTE

015-4124

-

07622-297496

-

91314-44676

28.

Sri S.K.Minz

HC-Dog Squad

-

-

-

-

97528-76733

 

Raipur Division

Railway Phone Code-075 & P&T STD Code-0771

Sl.

No

Name

Desig.

RLY

P&T

Mobile No

office

Res.

office

Res.

1.

Sri H.S.Papola

DSC

72250

72251

0771-2252250

-

97528-77700

2.

Sri M.K.Tiwari

ASC-I

72255

72252

0771-2252055

-

97528-77701

3.

Sri N.H.Toppo

ASC-II

72757

-

-

-

97525-99700

4.

Sri B.N.Panigrahi

Ch.OS

73450

-

-

-

78699-64655

5.

Sri Dinesh Kumar

IPF/PP

72142

--

-

-

97528-77710

6.

Sri S.K.Yadav

IPF/DAW

72145

-

-

-

97528-77703

7.

Sri Madhubala Patra

IPF/DW/R

72256

-

-

-

97528-77708

8.

Smt.Hemlata Bhasker

IPF/DW/BIA

-

--

--

-

9752877704

9.

Sri S.K.Sahu

IPF/PS

-

-

-

-

9752877717

10.

Sri Virender Singh

IPF/DQM

72136

-

-

-

97528-77705

11.

Sri M.K.Mukherjee

IPF/R

72372

-

0771-2525032

-

97528-77709

12.

Sri Dilip Bastya

IPF/WRS

72970

-

0771-2523312

-

97528-77711

13.

Sri K.L.Sahu

IPF/BIA

76690

76691

0788-2284670

2357883

97528-77731

14.

Smt. Purnima Banjare

IPF/BMY

76488

-

07826-2411734

-

97528-77726

15.

Sri S.A.Rao

IPF/DURG

75293

-

0788-2355386

-

97528-77728

16.

Sri K.P.S.Gurjar

IPF/BYT

77256

-

-

-

97528-77714

17.

Sri Manish Kumar

IPF/Sett.

72872

-

07826-2411734

-

97528-77707

18.

Sri S.N.Akhtar

IPF/SIB

72144

--

--

-

97528-77706

19.

Sri B.C.Mandal

IPF/AN

-

-

-

-

7024371061

20.

Sri K.K.Tiwari

SIPF/TLD

 

 

 

 

93000-15575

21.

Sri M.L.Yadav

SIPF/ELS

76447

-

-

-

9752877723

22.

Sri Taruna Sahu

SI/MNBH

-

-

-

-

79874-12998

23.

Sri K.Prasad

ASI/Dog Squad

-

-

-

-

97525-96069

 

Nagpur Division

Railway Phone Code- 075 and P&T STD Code-0712

 

Sl.

No.

Name

Desig.

RLY

P&T

Mobile No

office

Res.

office

Res.

1.

Sri Pankaj Chugh

DSC

52250

52251

0712-2560707

2560458

97300-78700

2.

SriS.D.Deshpande

ASC

52252

52253

--

2564233

97300-78701

3.

Sri S.K.Patle

Ch.OS

52518

--

0712-2560707

25463441

95610-01166

4.

Sri M.Prasad

IPF/PP

52853

-

--

-

97300-78713

 5.Sri Ramlal  IPF/DAW52519  -- -- -- 97300-78739

6.

Sri H.R.Yadav

IPF/DQM

52517

--

0712-2550913

--

97300-78709

7.

Sri Vikas Kumar

IPF/DW/NGP

-

-

-

-

97300-78718

 8. Sri Anil Patil IPF/DW/G - - - - 90960-78717

9.

Sri Rajeev Kumar

IPF/MIB

52511

52578

0712-2550970

-

97300-78712

10. Sri R.K.Singh IPF/ITR 53150 --0712-2730103 - 97300-78710

11

Sri S.Dutta

IPF/BRD

--


7184285586

-

97300-78715

12

Sri S.P.Sharma

ASI/SIB/NGP

52429

52814

0712-2550912

-

97524-75745

13.

Sri S.K.Sahu

ASI/SIB/G

-

-

--

-

79725-19495

14.

Sri P.C.Sharma

IPF/NAB

55450

55451

07179-240739

241116

90960-78768

15.

Sri Nand Bahadur Singh

IPF/G

55150

55151

07182-226865

-

90960-78764

16.

Sri Nisha Bhoir

IPF/DGG

56250

56251

07823-212868

-

97528-78709

17.

Sri Prashant Aldak

IPF/RJN

56550

56549

07744-229021

-

80805-22559

18.

Sri Satish Kumar

IPF/NIR

55250

55251

07646-240852

-

80805-22556

19.

Sri S.Dutta

IPF/BRD

-

-

07184-585586

-

9730-078715

20.

Sri D.K.Pandey

SIPF/BTC

55054

-

07632-249069

-

91093-45511

21.

Sri Vijay Bhalekar

SIPF/TMSR

55350

55351

07183-223825

-

70831-94742

 22. Sri B.Lemboo SIPF/KAV 53153- - -90960-78757 
 23. Sri B.K.Harbansh SIPF/WSA - - - - 87700-34214
 24. Sri B.D.Bose SIPF/GRG572500761-2405190 - 97528-78707
 25. Sri Mahendar Singh SIPF/SASR - - - 83296-29377
 26. Sri M.P.Route SIPF/SONR - 90960-78758

27.

Sri Mugusuddin

SIPF/KP

-

-

-

-

79727-72931

 

Location of GRP Thana

SL.

Name of GRP Thana

Name of Officer

Jurisdiction

Phone No.

No.

In change

From

To

Rly

DOT/Mobile No.

1

GRP Chowki Brajrajnagar

Sri Kuldeep Patel, ASI

IB

Daghora

66174 (O)

8895443869

2

GRP Thana Raigarh

Sri R.C.Sho, SI

Jamgaon

Sakti

66364 (O)

07762-222897(O)

09893266818 (M)

3

GRP Chowki Champa

Sri G.R.Rathia, SI

Baradwar

Akaltara

66752 (O)

09479191512 (M)

Champa

Gewra Road

4

GRP Thana Bilaspur

Sri L.S.Rajpoot, SI

Baradwar

Bilaspur

62712 (O)

07752-247282 (O)

Champa

Gewra Road

09479191503(M)

Bilaspur

Dagori (Sheonath river)

 

Bilaspur

Pendra Rd.

 

5

GRP Chowki Pendra Road.

Sri B.D.Pandey, ASI

Belghana

Harri

67728

09479191516(M)

6

GRP Chowki Anuppur

Sri Vinod Kumar, ASI

Harri

Amlai

67659 (O)

07659-222998

Anuppur

Bijuri Stn.

07587619599(M)

7

GRP Thana Shahdol

Sri L.P.Kashyap, SI

Venkat Nagar

Jhalwara

67315 (O)

07652-240317 (O)

( Katni Ex.)

07587619749(M)

8

GRP Chowki Bhatapara

Sri Rajendra Patel, ASI

Nipania

Siliyari

77265(O)

09479190465(M)

(Sheonath river)

09424216185 (M)

9

GRP Thana Raipur

Sri R.K.Borjha, TI

Nipania

Sarona Cabin

72148 (O)

0771-2104116 (O)

(Sheonath river)

(Kharun River)

09479191502(M)

Raipur

Rajim, Dhamtari

 

 

Koma Khan River

 

10

GRP Chowki Charoda

Smt. Daya Kurrey, TI

Khumari

‘G’ Cabin

76295 (O)

0788-2111454 (O)

(Kharun River)

09479191507 (M)

11

GRP Thana Bhilai

Sri N.R.Bhagat, TI

Khumari

Bhilai power House

76692 (O)

0788-2112035(O)

(Kharun River)

Balod, Charoda

09479191505(M)

12

GRP Chowki, Durg

Sri R.Pandey, SI

Bhilai Nagar

Durg Outer

75291(O)

0788-2323670 (O)

09479191511(M)

13

GRP Chowki, Balod

Sri S.N.Kashyap,

Maroda

Dalli-Rajhara

-

7697403600(M)

ASI

14

GRP Chowki, Rajnandgaon

Sri L.S.Thakur, ASI

Rajnand Gaon

Durg Outer (Dn - line)

56517

07744-224264 (O)

RJN Outer (Up line)

09424215970(M)

 

09479191508(M)

15

GRP Thana Dongargarh

Sri Niranjan Singh Thakur, TI

Musra

Bortalao (Up - line)

56252 (O)

07823-232592 (O),

Rajnandgaon Outer (Dn - line)

09479191506(M)

16

GRP Thana Gondia

Sri Sanjay

Gondia

Bhandara Road

55152 (O)

07182-237708 (O)

U.Singh, Inspector

(Up line)

09423422526(M)

 

Darekasa (DN line)

 

 

Birsola(BTC line)

 

 

Badegaon (NAB line)

 

17

GRP Thana Itwari

Sri Nitin Vijay Wadte,API

Itwari

Nagpur Outer (UP line)

53156 (O)

0712-2021100(O)

Khat Rly. Stn.(Dn line)

53157 (O)

08975002504(M)

NAB Outer (NAB line)

 

 

18

GRP Chowki Nagbhir

Sri Rajendra Singh Thakur, ASI

Nagbhir

Chandafort (CAF - line)

55452 (O)

07179-241100(O)

Wadsa (Wadsa - line)

09423482606 (M)

Badegaon (Gondia - line)

 

19

GRP Thana Nagpur

Sri Abhay pannekar, PI

Nagpur

SECR NGP Outer (DN line)

59-55792

0712-2561561 (O)

(O)

09822304993 (M)

20

GRP Thana Chhindwara

Sri D.R.Bhagat,

Chhindwara

Gangatola (NIR-line)

55752 (O)

0716-2222366 (O) 07587619756(M)

SI

Patanswangi (NGP- line)

09479994189 (M)

21

GRP Thana Nainpur

Sri D.K.Singh, SI

Nainpur

Bineki (HBG – line)

55252 (O)

07646-240329 (O)

Padriganj (BTC - line)

09479994186 (M)

Mandala Fort

 

(Mandala - line)

 

Nainpur Outer

 

(CWA - line)

 

22

GRP Chowki, Balaghat

Sri K.P.Shukla, ASI

Balaghat

Khara (Gondia - line)

-

07632-243329(O)

Padriganj (NIR - line)

09424754065 (M)

Katangi (Katangi - line)

 

23

GRP Chowki, Kamptee

Sri Prakash Patil,

Kamptee

Khat

-

09923131732(M)

SI

24

GRP Chowki, Howbag

Sri R.R.Singh, SI

Howbag

Sikara

-

07049151923(M)

 

 

 

 Role of RPF

The Railway Protection Force has emerged from a turmoil of systems; there being as many forms of its existence and as many modes of functioning as there were railway Companies in British India for imparting the set-up a uniformity of working, the RPF Rules were enacted in 1959 and RPF Regulations published in 1966. In the same year, some limited powers to apprehend and prosecute offenders involved in railway property were conferred o­n the Force by enacting the Railway Property (Unlawful Possession) Act, 1966. Primarily RPF has been entrusted with responsibility of the safety of Railway property. But, while the provisions of RPF Act were soon found wanting for the maintenance of an effective and disciplined Force, the RPF Rules and Regulations too were found judicially unsound. The RPF Act, 1957 was accordingly modified by Parliament vide Act No.60 of 1985 o­n 20 September 1985 for the constitution and maintenance of the Force as an armed force of the Union.

The Committee recommended that since policing o­n the railways is the constitutional responsibility of the State Governments, certain matters relating to the security of railway passengers could be segregated from the policing functions and be given to the Railway Protection Force.

The Committee also recommended that the Railway Protection Force may begiven the following additional duties relating to security of passengers:

1.Escorting of passenger trains in vulnerable areas.

2.Providing access control, regulation and general security o­n the platforms, in passenger areas and circulating areas.

The Railway Ministry accepted the above recommendations of the Committee. Accordingly, RPF by an amendment of the Railways Act/RPF Act has been empowered to deal with the offences, which directly relate to the functioning of the Railways, as the Police, being preoccupied with the law and order duties, have little time for these minor offences. It was against this backdrop that the RPF Act and The Railways Act have been amended. The main purpose is to supplement the efforts of the State Governments to reinforce the security of the passengers and the passenger areas o­n Indian Railways. For giving these additional responsibilities to the Railway Protection Force, the Railway Protection Force Act, 1957 was again modified by Parliament vide act No.52 of 2003 o­n 23rd December-2003 for providing more legal powers to RPF to provide better protection to Railway Property, Passenger area and Passengers. In view of latest amendment RPF is entrusted with following duties:-

  1. to protect and safeguard railway property, passenger area and passenger;
  1. to remove any obstruction in the movement of railway property or passenger area; and
  1. to do any other act conducive to the better protection and security of railway property, passenger area and passenger.

Further, it was felt that for effectively dealing with the cases under the Railways Act, the Railway Protection Force should be empowered to enquire and to launch prosecution against the persons committing offences under the Railways Act and accordingly theRailway Act has been amended to empower RPF to investigate and prosecute in offences covered under the Act.

     It was necessary to make the above amendments for following reasons:-

  1. Railway Protection Force will be legally enabled to provide protection and safeguard to the passenger and his luggage, which will ensure better Passenger Facilitation.
  1. Access control to stations can be regulated in a more effective way and general security o­n the platforms in passenger area and circulation area will get reinforced
  1. Empowerment under The Railways Act will ensure more smooth train operationssincemany sections of The Railways Act aim at hassle-free train operations.
  1. Entrusting of new responsibilities to RPF would mean optimum utilization of human resources.
  1. Railway Protection Force will be able to take steps for prevention of any cognizable offence against the passengers and will also be legally empowered to apprehend any person who is involved in such offences.

With the introduction of amendment in RPF and Railways Act, RPF has beenvested with the powers to investigate in Railways Act cases. RPF has accepted the challenge and 1286 important passenger trains have been provided with RPF escorts over Indian Railways.

RPF is o­nly Armed Force of the Union is vested with legal powers to arrest, investigate and prosecute under following provisions

  1. Railway Property (Unlawful Possession) Act 1966
  1. The Indian Railways Act 1989 Chapter–XV under PENALTIES & OFFENCES
  1. The Railways (Second Amendment) Act, 2003

1. Short title, extent and commencement. 

(1)This Act may be called the Railway Property (Unlawful Possession) Act, 1966.

(2) It extends to the whole of India.

(3) It shall come into force o­n such date (1st April 1968) as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.

2. Definitions. - In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires.-

(a) "Force" means the Railway Protection Force constituted under Section 3 of the Railway Protection Force Act, 1957 (23 of 1957);

(b) "member of the Force" means a person appointed to the Force, other than a superior officer;

(c) "officer of the Force" means an officer of and above the rank of Assistant Sub-Inspector appointed to the Force and includes a superior officer;

(d) "railway property" includes any goods, money or valuable security or animal, belonging to, or in the charge or possession of, a railway administration;

(e) "Superior officer" means any of the officers appointed under Section 4 of the Railway Protection Force Act, 1957 (23 of 1957), and includes any other officer appointed by the Central Government as a superior officer of the Force;

(f) Words and expressions used but not defined in this Act and defined in the Indian Railways Act, 1890 (9 of 1890), shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them under that Act.

3. Penalty for unlawful possession of railway property. -

Whoever is found, or is proved to have been, in possession of any railway property reasonably suspected of having been stolen or unlawfully obtained shall, unless he proves that the railway property came into his possession lawfully, be punishable-

(a)  for the first offence, with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years, or with fine, or with both and in the absence of special and adequate reasons to be mentioned in the judgement of the court, such imprisonment shall not be less than o­ne year and such fine shall not be less than o­ne thousand rupees;

(b) for the second or a subsequent offence, with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years and also with fine and in the absence of special and adequate reasons to be mentioned in the judgement of the court, such imprisonment shall not be less than two years and such fine shall not be less than two thousand rupees.

4. Punishment for connivance a offences. -

Any owner or occupier of land or building, or any agent of such owner or occupier incharge of the management of that land or building, who wilfully connives at an offence against the provisions of this Act, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years, or with fine, or with both.

5. Offences under the Act not to be cognizable. -

Not-withstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (5 of 1898), an offence under this Act shall not be cognizable.

6. Power to arrest without warrant. -

Any superior officer or member of the Force may, without an order from a Magistrate and without a warrant, arrest any person who has been concerned in an offence punishable under this Act or against who a reasonable suspicion exists of his having been so concerned.

7. Disposal of persons arrested. -

Every person arrested for an offence punishable under this Act shall, if the arrest was made by a person other than an officer of the Force, be forwarded without delay to the nearest officer of the Force.

8. Inquiry how to be made against arrested persons. 

(1) When any person is arrested by an officer of the Force for an offence punishable under this Act or is forwarded to him under Section 7, he shall proceed in inquire into the charge against such person.

(2) For this purpose the officer of the Force may exercise the same powers an shall be subject to the same provisions as the officer in -charge of a police-station may exercise and is subject to under the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (5 of 1898), when investigating a cognizable case :

Provided that-

(a) if the officer of the Force is of opinion that there is sufficient evidence or reasonable ground of suspicion against the accused person, he shall either admit him to bail to appear before a Magistrate having jurisdiction in the case, or forward him in custody to such Magistrate;

(b) if it appears to the officer of the Force that there is not sufficient evidence or reasonable ground of suspicion against the accused person, he shall release the accused person o­n his executing a bond, with or without sureties as the officer of the Force may direct, to appear, if and when so required before the Magistrate having jurisdiction, and shall make a full report of all the particulars of the case to his official superior.

9. Power to summon persons to give evidence and produce documents. 

(1) An officer of the Force shall have power to summon any person whose attendance he considers necessary either to give evidence or to produce a document, or any other thing in any inquiry which such officer is making for any of the purposes of this Act.

(2) A summons to produce documents or other things may be for the production of certain specified documents or things or for the production of all documents or things of a certain description in the possession or under the control of the person summoned.

(3) All persons, so summoned, shall be bound to attend either in person or by an authorized agent as such officer may direct; and all persons so summoned shall be bound to state the truth upon any subject respecting which they are examined or make statements and to produce such documents and other things as may be required: Provided that the exemptions under Sections 312 and 133 of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (5 of 1908), shall be applicable to requisitions for attendance under this section.

(4) Every such inquiry as aforesaid, shall be deemed to be a "judicial proceeding" within the meaning of Section 193 and Section 228 of the Indian Penal Code.

10. Issue of search warrant. 

(1) If an officer of the Force has reason to believe that any place is used for the deposit or sale of railway property which had been stolen or unlawfully obtained, he shall make an application to the Magistrate, having jurisdiction over the area in which that place is situate, for issue of a search warrant.

(2) The Magistrate to whom an application is made under sub-section (1), may, after such inquiry as he thinks necessary, by his warrant authorize any officer of the Force-

(a) to ender, with such assistance as may be required, such place;

(b) to search the same in the manner specified in the warrant;

(c) to take possession of any railway property therein found which he reasonably suspects to be stolen or unlawfully obtained; and

(d) to convey such railway property before a Magistrate, or to guard the same o­n the spot until the offender is taken before a Magistrate, or otherwise to dispose thereof in some place of safety.

11. Searches and arrests how to be made. 

All searches and arrests made under this Act shall be carried out in accordance with the provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (5 of 1898), relating respectively to searches and arrests made under that Code.

12. Officers required to assists. 

All officers of Government and all village officers are hereby empowered and required to assist the superior officers and members of the Force in the enforcement of this act.

13. Power of courts to order forfeiture of vehicles. 

Any court trying an offence punishable under this Act may order the forfeiture to Government of any property in respect of which the court is satisfied that an offence under this Act has been committed and may also order the forfeiture of any receptacles, packages or coverings in which such property is contained, and the animals, vehicles, or other conveyances used in carrying the property.

14. Act to override other laws. -.

The provisions of this Act shall have effect notwithstanding anything inconsistent therewith contained in any other law for the time being in force.

15. Construction of references to laws not in force in Jammu and Kashmir. -

Any reference in this Act to a law which is not in force in the State of Jammu and Kashmir shall, in relation to that State, be construed as a reference to the corresponding law, if any, in force in that State.

16. Repeal and savings. 

(1)The Railway Stores (Unlawful Possession) Act, 1955 (51 of 1955) is hereby repealed.

(2)Nothing contained in this Act shall apply to offences punishable under the Act hereby repealed and such offences may be investigated and tried as if this Act had not been passed.

(3) The mention of particular matters in sub-section (2) shall not be held to prejudice or affect the general application of Section 6 of the General Clauses Act, 1897 (10 of 1987), with regard to the effect of repeals.

(II)The Indian Rlys Act 1989 CHAPTER-XV Penalties and Offences

137. Fraudulently travelling or attempting to travel without proper pass or ticket

(1)   If any person, with intent to defraud a railway administration,--

(a) Enters or remains in any carriage o­n a railway or travels in a train in contravention of Sec.55, or

(b) Uses or attempt to use a single pass or a single ticket which has already been used o­n a previous journey, or in the case of a return ticket, a half thereof which has already been so used, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extent to six months, or with fine which may extend to o­ne thousand rupees, or with both:

Provided that in the absence of special and adequate reasons to the contrary to be mentioned in the judgment of the court, such punishment shall not be less than a fine of five hundred rupees.

(2) The person referred to in sub-section (1) shall also be liable to pay the excess charge mentioned in sub-section (3) in addition to the ordinary single fare for the distance which he has travelled, or where there is any doubt as to the station from which he started, the ordinary single fare from the station from which the train originally started , or if the tickets of passengers travelling in the train have been examined since the original starting of the train, ordinary single fare form the place where the tickets were so examined or, in the case of their having been examined more than o­nce, were last examined.

(3) The excess charge referred to in sub-section (2) shall be a sum equal to the ordinary single fare referred to in that sub-section or fifty rupees, which ever is more.

(4) Notwithstanding anything contained in Sec.65 of the Indian Penal Code, (45 of 1860) the court convicting an offender may direct that the person in default of payment of any fine inflicted by the court shall suffer imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months.

138.   Levy of excess charge and fare for travelling without proper pass or ticket or beyond authorised distance

(1)   If any passenger,--

(a) being in or having alighted from train, fails or refuses to present for examination or to deliver up his pass or ticket immediately o­n a demand being made therefore under Sec. 54, or

(b) travels in a train in contravention of the provisions of Sec.55, he shall be liable to pay, o­n the demand of any railway servant authorised in this behalf, the excess charge mentioned in sub-section (3) in addition to ordinary single fare for the distance which he has traveled or, where there is any doubt as to the station from which he started, the ordinary single fare form the station from which the train originally started, or, if the tickets of passengers travelling in the train have been examined since the original starting of the train, the ordinary single fare form the place where the tickets were so examined or in the case of their having been examined more than o­nce, were last examined.

(2)  If any passenger,--

(a) travels or attempts to travel in or o­n a carriage, or by a train, of a higher class than that for which he has obtained a pass or purchased a ticket; or

(b) travels in or o­n a carriage beyond the place authorised by his pass or ticket, he shall be liable to pay, o­n the demand of any railway servant authorised in this behalf, any difference between the fare paid by him and the fare payable in respect of the journey he has made and the excess charge referred to in sub-section (3)

(3) The excess charge shall be a sum equal to the amount payable under sub-section (1) or sub-section (2), as the case may be, or fifty rupees, whichever is more:Provided that if the passenger has with him a certificate granted under sub-section (2) of Sec. 55, no excess charge referred to in sub-section (3)

(4) If any passenger liable to pay the excess charge and the fare mentioned in sub-section (1), or the excess charge and any difference of fare mentioned in therefor under o­ne or other of these sub-sections (2), fails or refuses to pay the same o­n a demand being made therefor under o­ne or other of these sub-sections , as the case may be, any railway servant authorised by the railway administration in this behalf may apply to any Metropolitan Magistrate or a Judicial Magistrate of the first or second class, as the case may be, for the recovery of the sum payable as if it were a fine, and the Magistrate if satisfied that the sum is payable shall order it to be so recovered, and may order that the person liable for the payment shall in default of payment suffer imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to o­ne month but not less than ten days.

(5) Any sum recovered under sub-section (4) shall, as and when it is recovered, be paid to the railway administration.

139. Power to remove persons

Any person failing or refusing to pay the fare and the excess charge referred to in Sec. 138 may be removed by any railway servant authorised in this behalf who may call to his aid any other person to effect such removal:


Provided that nothing in this section shall be deemed to preclude a person removed from a carriage of a higher class from continuing his journey in a carriage of a class for which he holds a pass or ticket.


Provided further that a woman or a child if unaccompanied by a male passenger shall not be so removed except either at the station from where she or he commences her or his journey or at a junction or terminal station or station at the headquarters of a civil district and such removal shall be made o­nly during the day.

140. Security for good behaviour in certain cases

(1) When a court convicting a person of an offence under Sec.137 or Sec.138 finds that he has been habitually committing or attempting to commit that offence and the court is of the opinion that it is necessary or desirable to require that person to execute a bond for good behaviour, such court may at the time of passing the sentence o­n the person, order him to execute a bond with or without sureties for such amount and for such period not exceeding three years as it deems fit.

(2) An order under sub-section (1) may also be made by an Appellate Court or by the High Court when exercising its powers of revision.

141. Needlessly interfering with means of communication in a train

If any passenger or any other person, without reasonable and sufficient cause, makes use of, or interferes with, any means provided by a railway administration in a train for communication between passengers and the railway servant in charge of the train he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to o­ne year, or with fine which may extend to o­ne thousand rupees, or with both:


Provided that , in the absence of special and adequate reasons to the contrary to be mentioned in the judgment of the court, where a passenger, without reasonable and sufficient cause, makes use of the alarm chain provided by a railway administration, such punishment shall not be less than --

(a) a fine of five hundred rupees, in the case of conviction for the first offence; and

(b) Imprisonment for three months in case of conviction for the second or subsequent offence.

142. Penalty for transfer of tickets

(1)  If any person not being a railway servant or an agent authorised in this behalf ---

(a) sells or attempts to sell any ticket or any half of a return ticket; or

(b) parts or attempts to part with the possession of a ticket against which reservation of a seat or berth has been made or any half of a return ticket or a season ticket, in order to enable any other person to travel therewith, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both, and shall also forfeit the ticket which he sells or attempts to sell or parts or attempts to part.

(2) If any person purchases any ticket referred to in Cl. (a) of sub-section (1) or obtains the possession of any ticket referred to in Cl. (b) of that sub-section from any person other than a railway servant or an agent authorised in this behalf, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months and with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees and if the purchaser or holder of any ticket aforesaid travels or attempts to travel therewith, he shall forfeit the ticket which he so purchased or obtained and shall be deemed to be travelling without a proper ticket and shall be liable to be dealt with under Sec. 138 :

Provided that in the absence of special and adequate reasons to the contrary to be mentioned in the judgement of the count, the punishment under sub-section (1) or sub-section (2) shall not be less than a fine of two hundred and fifty rupees.

143. Penalty for unauthorized carrying o­n of business of procuring and supplying of railway tickets

(1)           If any person, not being a railway servant or an agent authorised in this behalf,-

(a) carries o­n the business of procuring and supplying tickets for travel o­n a railway or for reserved accommodation for journey in a train; or

(b) purchases or sells or attempts to purchase or sell tickets with a view to carrying o­n any such business either by himself or by any other person, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years or with fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees, or with both, and shall also forfeit the tickets which he so procures, sells or attempts to purchase or sell:


Provided that in the absence of special and adequate reasons to the contrary to be mentioned in the judgment of the court, such punishment shall not be less than imprisonment for a term of o­ne month or a fine of five thousand rupees.

(2)           Whoever abets any offence punishable under this section shall, whether or not such offence is committed, be punishable with the same punishment as is provided for the offence.

144. Prohibition o­n hawking, etc. and begging

(1) If any person canvasses for any custom or hawks or exposes for sale any article whatsoever in any railway carriage or upon any part of a railway, except under and in accordance with the terms and conditions of a licence granted by the railway administration in this behalf, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to o­ne year, or with fine which may extend to two thousand rupees, or with both:


Provided that, in the absence of special and adequate reasons to the contrary to be mentioned in the judgement of the court, such punishment shall not be less than a fine of o­ne thousand rupees.

(2) If any person begs in any railway carriage or upon a railway station, he shall be liable for punishment as provided under sub-section(1).

(3) Any person referred to in sub-section (1) or sub-section (2) may be removed from the railway carriage or any part of the railway or railway station, as the case may be, by any railway servant authorised in this behalf or by any other person whom such railway servant may call to his aid.

145. Drunkenness or nuisance

If any person in any railway carriage or upon any part of a railway -

(a)is in a state of intoxication ; or

(b)Commits any nuisance or act of indecency or uses abusive or obscene language ; or

(c)willfully or without excuse interferes with any amenity provided by the railway administration so as to affect the comfortable travel of any passenger, he may be removed from the railway by any railway servant and shall, in addition to the forfeiture of his pass or ticket, be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to six months and with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees ;

Provided that in the absence of special and adequate reasons to the contrary to be mentioned in the judgement of the court, such punishment shall not be less than-

(a) a fine of o­ne hundred rupees in the case of conviction for the first offence ; and

(b) imprisonment of o­ne month and a fine of two hundred and fifty rupees, in the case of conviction for second or subsequent offence.

146. Obstructing railway servant in his duties

If any person willfully obstructs or prevents any railway servant in the discharge of his duties, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to o­ne thousand rupees, or with both.

147. Trespass and refusal to desist from trespass

(1) If any person enters upon or into any part of a railway without lawful authority, or having lawfully entered upon or into such part misuses such property or refuses to leave, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to o­ne thousand rupees, or with both.

Provided that in the absence of special and adequate reasons to the contrary to be mentioned in the judgement of the court, such punishment shall not be less than a fine of five hundred rupees.


(2) Any person referred to in sub-section(1) may be removed from the railway by any railway servant or by any other person whom such railway servant may call to his aid.

148. Penalty for making a false statement in an application for compensation

If in any application for compensation under Sec.125, any person makes a statement which is false or which he knows or believes to be false or does not believe to be true, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.

149. Making a false claim for compensation

If any person requiring compensation from a railway administration for loss, destruction, damage, deterioration or non-delivery of any consignment makes a claim which is false or which he knows or believes to be false or does not believe to be true, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.

150. Maliciously wrecking or attempting to wreck a train

(1) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (2), if any person unlawfully,-

(a) puts of throws upon or across any railways, any wood, stone or other matter or thing; or

(b) takes up, removes, loosens or displaces any rail, sleeper or other matter or things belonging to any railway; or

(c) turns, moves, unlocks or diverts any points or other machinery belonging to any railway; or

(d) makes or shows, or hides or removes, any signal or light upon or near to any railway; or

(e) does or causes to be done or attempts to do any other act or thing in relation to any railway, with intent or with knowledge that he is likely to endanger the safety of any person travelling o­n or being upon the railway, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for life, or with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to ten years;

Provided that in the absence of special and adequate reasons to the contrary to be mentioned in the judgement of the court, where a person is punishable with rigorous imprisonment such imprisonment shall not be less that-

(a) three years, in, the case of a conviction for the first offence; and

(b) seven yearsw, in the case of conviction for the second or sub-sequent offence.

(2) If any person unlawfully does any act or thing referred to in any of the clauses of sub-section (1)-

(a) with intent to cause the death of any person and the doing of such act or thing causes the death of any person; or

(b) with knowledge that such act or thing is so imminently dangerous that it must in all probability cause the death of any person or such bodily injury to any person as is likely to cause the death of such person, he shall be punishable with death or imprisonment for life.

151. Damage to or destruction of certain railway properties

(1) If any person, with intent to cause, or knowing that he is likely to cause damage or destruction to any property of a railway referred to in sub-section (2), causes by fire, explosive substance or otherwise, damage to such property or destruction of such property, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years, or with fine, or with both.

(2) The sproperties of a railway referred to in sub-section (1) are railway track, bridges, station buildings and installations, carriages or wagons, locomotives, signaling, telecommunications, electric traction and block equipments and such other properties as the Central Government being of the opinion that damage thereto or destruction thereof is likely to endanger the operation of a railway may, by notification, specify.

152. Maliciously hurting or attempting to hurt persons traveling by railway

If any person unlawfully throws or causes to fall or strike at against, into or upon any rolling stock forming part of a train, any wood, stone or other matter or thing with intent, or with knowledge that he is likely to endanger the safety of any person being in or upon such rolling stock or in or upon any other rolling stock forming part of the same train, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment for a term which may extend to ten years.

153. Endangering safety of persons traveling by railway by willful act or omission

If any person be any unlawful act or by any willful omission or neglect, endangers or causes to be endangered the safety of any person traveling o­n or being upon any railway, or obstructs or causes to be obstructed or attempts to obstruct any rolling stock upon any railway, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years.

154. Endangering safety of persons traveling by railway by rash or negligent act or omission

If any person in a rash and negligent manner does any act, or omits to do what he is legally bound to do, and the act or omission is likely to endanger the safety of any person traveling or being upon any railway, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to o­ne year, or with fine, or with both.

155. Entering into a compartment reserved or resisting entry into a compartment not reserved

(1) If any passenger-

(a) having entered a compartment wherein no berth or seat has been reserved by a railway administration for his use, or

(b) having unauthorisedly occupied a berth or seat reserved by a railway administration for the use of another passenger, refuses to leave it when required to do so by any railway servant authorized in this behalf, such railway servant may remove him or cause him to be removed, with the aid of any other person, from the compartment, berth or seat as the case may be and he shall also be punishable with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees.

(2) If any passenger resists the lawful entry of another passenger into a compartment not reserved for the use of the passenger resisting, he shall be punishable with fine which may extend to two hundred rupees.

156. Traveling o­n roof, step or engine of a train

If any passenger or any other person, after being warned by a railway servant to desist, persists in traveling o­n the roof, step or foot-board of any carriage or o­n an engine, or in any other part of a train not intended for the use of passengers, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both and may be removed from the railway by any railway servant.

157. Altering of defacing pass or ticket

If any passenger willfully alters or defaces his pass or ticket so as to render the date, number or any material portion thereof illegible, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both.

158. Penalty for contravention of any of the provision of Chapter XIV

Any person under whose authority any railway servant is employed in contravention of any of the provisions of Chapter XIV or of the rules made thereunder shall be punishable with fine may extend to five hundred rupees.

159. Disobedience of drivers or conductors of vehicles to directions of railway servant, etc.

If any driver or conductor of any vehicle while upon the premises of a railway disobeys the reasonable directions of any railway servant or police officer, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to o­ne month, or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both.

160. Opening or breaking a level crossing gate

(1) If any person, other than a railway servant or a person authorized in this behalf, opens any gate or chain or barrier set up o­n either side of a level crossing which is closed to road traffic, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years.

(2) If any person breaks any gate or chain or barrier set up o­n either side of a level crossing which is closed to road traffic, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years.

161. Negligently crossing unmanned level crossing

If any person driving or leading a vehicle is negligent in crossing an unmanned level crossing, he shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to o­ne year.


Explanation:- for the purposes of this section, negligence in relation to nay person driving or leading a vehicle in crossing an unmanned level crossing means the crossing of such level crossing by such person-

(a) without stopping or caring to stop the vehicle near such level crossing to observe whether any approaching rolling stock is in sight, or

(b) even while an approaching rolling stock is in sight.

162. Entering carriage or other place reserved fro females

If a male person knowing or having reason to believe that a carriage, compartment, berth or seat in a train or room or other place is reserved by a railway administration for the exclusive use of females, without lawful excuse,-

(a) enters such carriage, compartment, room or other place, or having entered such carriage, compartment, room or place, remains therein; or

(b) occupies any such berth or seat having been required by any railway servant to vacate it,


he shall, in addition to being liable to forfeiture of his pass or ticket, be punishable with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees and may also be removed by any railway servant.

163. Giving false account of goods

If any person required to furnish an account of goods under section 66, gives an account which is materially false, he and, if he is not the owner of the goods, the owner also shall, without prejudice to his liability to pay any freight or other charge under any provision of this act, be punishable with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees for every quintal or part thereof of such goods.

164. Unlawfully bringing dangerous goods o­n a railway

If any person, in contravention of section 67, takes with him any dangerous goods or entrusts such goods for carriage to the railway administration, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine which may extend to o­ne thousand rupees or with both and shall also be liable for any loss, injury or damage which may be caused by reason of bringing such goods o­n the railway.

165. Unlawfully bringing offensive goods o­n a railway

If any person, in contravention of section 67, takes with him any offensive goods or entrusts such goods for carriage to the railway administration, he shall be punishable with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees and shall also be liable for any loss, injury or damage which may be caused by reason of bringing such goods o­n the railway.

166. Defacing public notices

If any person without lawful authority-

(a) pulls down or willfully damages any board or document set up or posted by the order of a railway administration o­n a railway or any rolling stock; or

(b) Obliterates or alters any letters or figures upon any such board or document or upon nay rolling stock,

he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to o­ne month, or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both.

167. Smoking

No person in nay compartment of a train shall, if objected to by any other passenger in that compartment, smoke therein.

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), a railway administration may prohibit smoking in any train or part of a train.

(3) Whosoever contravenes the provisions of sub-section (1) or sub-section (2) shall be punishable with fine which may extend to o­ne hundred rupees.

168. Provision with respect to commission of offence by the children of acts endangering safety of person traveling o­n railway

(1) If a person under the age of twelve years is guilty of any of the offences under sections 150 to 154, the court convincing him may require the father or guardian of such person to execute, which such time as the court may fix, a bond for such amount and for such period as the court may direct for the good conduct of such person.

(2) The amount of the bond, if forfeited, shall be recoverable by the court as if it were a fine imposed by itself.

(3) If a father or guardian falls to execute a bond under sub-section (1) within the time fixed by the court, he shall be punishable with fine which may extend to fifty rupees.

169. Levy of penalty o­n non-Government railway

If a non-Government railway falls to comply with, any requisition made, decision or direction given, by the Central Government, under any of the provisions of this Act, or otherwise contravenes any of the provisions of this Act, it shall be open to the Central Government, by order, to levy a penalty not exceeding two hundred and fifty rupees and further penalty not exceeding o­ne hundred and fifty rupees for every day during which the contravention continues:-


Provided that no such penalty shall be levied except after giving a reasonable opportunity to the non-Government railway to make such representation as it deems fit.

170. Recovery of penalty

Any penalty imposed by the Central Government Under section 169, shall be recoverable by a suit in the District Court having jurisdiction in the place where the head office of the non-government railway is situated.

171. Section 169 or 170 not to preclude Central Government from taking any other action

Nothing in section 169 or 170 shall preclude the Central Government from resorting to any other action to compel a no-Government railway to discharge any obligation imposed upon it by or under this Act.

172. Penalty for intoxication

If any railway servant is in a state of intoxication while o­n duty, he shall be punishable with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees and when the performance of any duty in such state is likely to endanger the safety of any person traveling o­n or being upon a railway, such railway servant shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to o­ne year, or with fine, or with both.

173. Abandoning train, etc., without authority

If any railway servant, when o­n duty, is entrusted with any responsibility connected with the running of a train, or of any other rolling stock from o­ne station or place to another station or place, and he abandons his duty before reaching such station or place without authority or without properly handling over such train or rolling stock to another authorised railway servant, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine which may extend to o­ne thousand rupees, or with both.

174. Obstructing running of train, etc.

If any railway servant (whether o­n duty or otherwise) or any other person obstructs or causes to be obstructed or attempts to obstruct any train or other rolling stock upon a railway-

(a) by squatting or picketing or during any rail roko agition or bandh; or

(b) by keeping without authority any rolling stock o­n the railway; or

(c) by tempering with, disconnecting or interfering in any other manner with its hose pipe or tampering with signal gear or otherwise, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine which may extend to two thousand rupees, or with both.

175. Endangering the safety of persons

If any railway servant, when o­n duty, endangers the safety of any person-

(a)by disobeying any rule made under this Act; or

(b)by disobeying any instruction, direction or order under this Act, or the rules made there under; or

(c)by any rash or negligent act or omission,

he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine which may extend to o­ne thousand rupees, or with both.

176. Obstructing level crossing

If any railway servant unnecessarily-

(a)allows any rolling stock to stand across a place where the railway crosses a public road o­n the level; or

(b)keeps a level crossing closed against the public,

he shall be punishable with fine which may extend to o­ne hundred rupees.

177. False returns

If any railway servant required to furnish a return by or under this Act, signs and furnishes a return which is false in any material particular or which he knows or believes to be false, or does not believe to be true, he shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to o­ne year, or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both.

178. Making a false report by a railway servant

If any railway servant who is required by a railway administration to inquire into a claim for loss, destruction, damage, deterioration or non-delivery of any consignment makes a report which is false or which he knows or believes to be false or does not believe to be true, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine which may extend to o­ne thousand rupees, or with both.

179. Arrest for offences under certain sections

(1) If a person commits any offence mentioned in Sections 137, 141 to 147, 150 to 157, 160 to 162, 164, 166, 168 and 172 to 175, he may be arrested without warrant or other written authority by any railway servant or police officer not below the rank of a head constable.

(2) The railway servant or the police officer may call to his aid any other person to effect the arrest under sub-section (1).

(3) Any person so arrested under this section shall be produced before the nearest Magistrate within a period of twenty-four hours of such arrest excluding the time necessary for the journey from the place of arrest to the court of the Magistrate.

180. Arrest of persons likely to abscond, etc.

(1) If any person who commits any offence under this Act, other than an offence mentioned in section 179, or is liable to pay any excess charge or other sum demanded under section 138, falls or refuses to give his name and address or there is reason to believe that the name and address given by him are fictitious or that he will abscond, any railway servant authorised in this behalf or any police officer not below the rank of a head constable may arrest him without warrant or written authority.

(2) The railway servant or the police officer may call to his aid any other person to effect the arrest under sub-section (1).

(3) Any person arrested under this section shall be produced before the nearest Magistrate within a period of twenty-four hours of such arrest excluding the time necessary for the journey from the place of arrest of the court of the Magistrate unless he is released earlier o­n giving bail or if he is true name and address are ascertained before o­n executing a bond without sureties or his appearance before the Magistrate having jurisdiction to try him for the offence.

(4) The provisions of Chapter, XXIII of the Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974), shall so far as may be, apply to the giving of bail and the execution of bonds under this section.

181. Magistrate having jurisdiction under the Act

Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974), no court inferior to that of a Metropolitan Magistrate or a Judicial Magistrate of the first class shall try an offence under this Act

182. Place of trial

(1) Any person committing an offence under this Act or any rule made there under shall be liable for such offence in any place in which he may be or which the State Government may notify in this behalf, as well as any other place in which he is liable to be tried under any law for the time being in force.

(2) Every notification under sub-section (1) shall be published in the official gazette, and a copy thereof shall be exhibited for the information of the public in some conspicuous place at such railway stations as the State Government may direct.

(III)The Railways (Second Amendment) Act, 2003

An Act further to amend the “Railways Act, 1989”. Be it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-fourth Year of the Republic of India as follows:-

 

1. (1)       This Act may be called the Railways (Second Amendment) Act, 2003.

    (2)       It shall come info force o­n such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.

 

2.             In section 2 of the Railways Act, 1989 (hereinafter referred to as the Principal Act), --