Railway Protection Force

  • 11 accused in RPF examination paper leak case get bail August 6, 2013

    A local court inMuzaffarnagaron Tuesday granted bail to all 11 accused arrested in connection with the alleged leak of question papers of the Constable Recruitment Examination for the Railway Protection Force. The sessions court granted bail to the accused who were arrested by the Special Task Force for allegedly providing and...
  • Allotment of 2 of 3 houses allotted to exRPF man cancelled May 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Embarrassed by the revelations about a union leader and retired RPF official occupying three government bungalows, the Railways has cancelled allotment of two houses and started eviction proceedings. "When it came to our notice that two houses are not been used for the purpose they were allotted, we...
  • RPF Association asked to vacate illegallyoccupied properties May 15, 2013

    New Delhi: The Railway Board chairman on Wednesday asked the RPF association to vacate Railway properties with immediate effect. The RPF Association has been illegally occupying four properties including one in Delhi. CNNIBN had reported that the CBI was looking at the role and clout of the RPF Association in Railway...
  • Cashforjobs scam: What makes RPF association such a powerful body? May 14, 2013

    The CBI is likely to register a preliminary inquiry into the appointment of senior officers in the Railway Protection Force as it suspects large scale corruption in these postings. ...
  • CBI may initiate inquiry in RPF appointments May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: CBI is likely to register a preliminary inquiry into the appointment of senior officers in the Railway Protection Force as it suspects large scale corruption in these postings. Sources said files related to appointments of senior officers in Railway Protection Force have been sought by CBI in this...
  • CBI links Railway Protection Force to cashforjobs scam: Sources May 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has secured key leads linking Railway Protection Force (RPF) to Recruitment Scam to Railway cashfor jobs scam, said sources. CBI sources added that RPF officials played key role in dubious recruitment deals. Leads suggest that RPF association was used to carry out deals...
  • Railways bribery case: CBI to probe Mamata's tenure May 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The investigations into the Railway bribery scandal has widened with sources saying that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will also look at postings during former railway minister Mamata Banerjee's tenure. The appointment of Railway Protection Force Director General PK Mehta, who superseded 28 IPS officers, is likely...
  • Railway Minister denies any relation with Ajay Garg May 8, 2013

    New Delhi: In response to a report in a section of media, Railway Minister PK Bansal on Tuesday clarified that Ajay Garg, an alleged middleman in the Rs 10 crore bribery case, has no connection with him. "He is not even a relative, much less a nephew. There is no...
  • Railway scam: CBI arrests Ajay Garg, raids Mahesh Kumar's residence May 7, 2013

    Mumbai: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday arrested Ajay Garg, one of the key accused in the Railway Board bribery case. Garg was the aide of Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal's nephew Vijay Singla. A Delhi court remanded him in CBI custody till May 9. Garg had earlier surrendered...
  • Railway bribery case: CBI probing nexus between RPF, middlemen May 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has now widened the ambit of its probe after the Railway Board bribery case. CBI sources say that the agency is now looking at a jobsforsale nexus between Railway Protection Force officers' association and middlemen. According to CBI sources, the transfers, postings and...
  • UPSC exams: Railways Protection Force (RPF) July 12, 2012

    The Indian Railway Protection Force (IRPF) was formed in the year 1954. IRPF is one of the Group A Central Civil Service of India. The training ground for RPF is at Jagjivan Ram RPF Academy, Lucknow. The cadre controlling authority is the Director General, RPF. Cadre size: 287 posts (direct recruitment:...
  • Railway acts after Tatkal ticket scam expose June 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Railway officials and the IRCTC have decided to scale up policing at stations by the Railway Protection Force (RPF) following an IBN7 expose on the Tatkal ticket booking scam. Railway board officials on Thursday met the IRCTC MD to discuss the issue. The expose conducted by IBN7 reporters showed...
  • Chennai: Drunk 'Kolaveri' lands 4 in jail March 8, 2012

    Chennai: The hit number 'Why this kolaveri di?' made actor Dhanush an overnight national star. Four middleaged men, who are apparently huge fans of the song, attempted to do a 'Dhanush' in a moving train on Wednesday and found themselves in jail. The Railway Protection Force (RPF) arrested four persons for...
  • After NCTC, CMs flay Centre over RPF Act February 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Trouble seems to be rising for the government from nonUPA states. The chief ministers of Tamil Nadu and Odisha have now trained their guns at the Centre once again by opposing the proposed amendment to the Railway Protection Force (RPF) Act. They had earlier opposed the National Counter...
  • Odisha CM objects to changes in RPF Act February 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday protested the proposed amendments to the Railway Protection Force Act (RPF). He has written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh alleging that it would compromise the federal set up of the country. Earlier, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Himachal Chief...
  • Former railway minister's son arrested July 13, 2010

    Gandhinagar: Sangramsinh Rathwa, the son of Naran Rathwa, former union minister of state for railways in the first UPA government, was arrested for the second time in 24 hours in Vadodara on Tuesday for assaulting a government employee. He was arrested on Monday night by the Railway Protection Force (RPF) for...
  • 2 youth thrown out of moving train in UP June 29, 2010

    Lucknow: Two youth were thrown out of a running train in Uttar Pradesh's Sant Kabir Nagar district, allegedly by two Railway Protection Force (RPF) constables for refusing to pay extortion money, police said on Tuesday. Sanjay Prasad and Satya Prakash were on Tuesday found lying injured near the Maghar railway...
  • Mamata's new wish: A single railway police force June 17, 2010

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee is pushing for a single railway police force and wants the Government Railway Police to make way for 69,000member Railway Protection Force. Mamata's proposal will strip state governments of its powers in dealing with railway related crimes. The idea of a single railway police force comes...
  • Didi makes women safe on trains February 24, 2010

    New Delhi: In a bid to improve security of women passengers travelling by train, twelve companies of women security personnel called Mahila Vahini will be raised for the purpose, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday. Presenting the 2010 Railway Budget, Banerjee said 17,000 trains ferry 18 million passengers daily across...
  • Accused may pay Rs 3.5 cr as damages for burning train September 15, 2009

    Patna: Last month, a group of students got into an altercation with railway personnel and ended up setting fire to some airconditioned coaches of a train in Bihar. Now, the police are considering making 22 of the 26 accused cough up as much as Rs 3.5 crore in damages. The police...
  • Constable held for throwing boy out of running train September 13, 2009

    Patna: A constable of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) who allegedly threw a 14yearold boy out of a running train in Bihar was sent to jail on Sunday, police said. Constable Rameshwar Prasad allegedly threw Mohammed Shahabuddin out of the running train near Kudhani railway station on the MuzaffarpurHajipur section on...
  • Boy thrown out of train for defying cops critical September 11, 2009

    Patna: A 14yearold boy was battling for life in a Bihar hospital Friday, a day after he was thrown out of a running train allegedly by a group of policemen for refusing to pay Rs10 as extortion. The teenager lost one of his legs in the incident. According to N K...
  • Six cops booked for beating BJP MP | RPF thrashes MP October 4, 2008

    Bhopal: Six policemen were charged with attempt to murder after Virender Kumar Khatik, MP from the Madhya Pradesh's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was beaten up during an antiencroachment drive in the state's Sagar district, a police official said Saturday. Khatik, a threetime MP, received eight stitches on the head after...
  • Madhya Pradesh BJP MP beaten up by railway police October 4, 2008

    Beena, MP: BJP MP Virendra Kumar was critically injured after he was allegedly beaten up by the Railway Protection Force (RPF) in Beena area of Madhya Pradesh on Friday. The incident occurred when local residents at Beena were protesting against the removal of encroachment from the Chhoti Bazar area. Later,...
  • RPF jawans croon, muse is Lalu November 6, 2006

    Vaishali (Bihar): The jawans of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel on duty at the Shonpur cattle fair in Bihar are singing songs to spread awareness about safe rail travel. We recorded the song and gave the copy to the RPF. We want to spread awareness on the do's and...