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Delhi: CISF stopped 180 Metro suicides, caught over 500 people walking on the tracks

New Delhi: CISF may have seized large quantities of gold, drugs being smuggled on Delhi Metro and through airport in the past one year. But the most imperative contribution of CISF is preventing a significant

India TV News Desk [ Updated: March 10, 2015 8:40 IST ]
delhi cisf stopped 180 metro suicides caught over 500
delhi cisf stopped 180 metro suicides caught over 500 people walking on the tracks

New Delhi: CISF may have seized large quantities of gold, drugs being smuggled on Delhi Metro and through airport in the past one year. But the most imperative contribution of CISF is preventing a significant number of Metro suicides.

CISF personnel identified 180 people "in a disturbed state of mind" hanging around tracks and railings of tall stations. Not just this but through video and personal surveillance, and counselled them against taking the extreme step.

As report published in Times of India CISF director general Arvind Ranjan said that, with help of CCTV cameras, CISF was able to detect unusual behaviour in people.

"We detected 180 people in a disturbed state of mind. We saw them wandering on platforms of the Metro, skipping trains. We sent our personnel to them. They were brought to the station control room and their families were contacted," Ranjan said.

CISF also caught over 500 people walking on Metro tracks. Arvind Ranjan, CISF director said, "Ninety percent of them were spotted by CCTV cameras. Others were seen by our personnel".

As per the sources quoted by the Times of India each such person was fined Rs 250. Operations were also carried out to prevent men from boarding women's only coaches and to nab pickpockets.

 

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