GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Railways
STARRED QUESTION NO 127
TO BE ANSWERED ON 07.03.2008
Throwing Out of Railway Staff and Passengers from Running Trains.
SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state:-
(a) how many cases of railway staff and passengers having been thrown out from running trains have been reported during 2007;
(b) the number of railway personnel and others who lost their lives and were seriously injured in such cases;
(c) the action taken against those responsible for such cases; and
(d) the compensation paid to those who suffered in such cases by Railways and other authorities, cases-wise?
MINISTER OF RAILWAYS
( SHRI LALU PRASAD)
(a) to (d): A statement is laid on the Table of the Sabha.
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (d) OF STARRED QUESTION NO.127 BY SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR TO BE ANSWERED IN RAJYA SABHA ON 7.3.2008 REGARDING THROWING OUT OF RAILWAY STAFF AND PASSENGERS FROM RUNNING TRAINS
(a) 09 cases of throwing out of Railway staff and passengers were reported over Indian Railways during the year 2007.
(b) 05 persons lost their lives, 02 persons suffered injuries and 02 Railway employees suffered injuries in these incidents.
(c) All the cases have been registered by the concerned Government Railway Police under the provisions of Indian Penal Code. In all, 34 persons have been arrested and prosecuted by concerned Government Railway Police.
(d) Compensation is paid only after a decree is awarded on a claim filed in this regard in the Railway Claims Tribunal. So far, no decree has been awarded.