On Monday, a RPF constable opened fire inside a moving Jaipur Express Train after crossing the Palghar station. The constable shot dead an RPF ASI and three other passengers before jumping out of the train near Dahisar Station. According to sources, the accused has been arrested along with his weapon and DCP North GRP has also been informed.
The incident took place at around 5 am in the B5 coach of Jaipur Express between Vapi to Mira Road station. As per a statement by the police, the slain ASI has been identified as Tika Ram. The constable, who has been identified as Chetan, used his automatic weapon during escort duty to kill the RPF ASI and three passengers of the train.
According to the police statement,“It was reported on train no 12956 at 5.23 on 31.7.23 that there had been a firing in B5 coach. It was confirmed that CT Chetan in escort duty, had fired on escort incharge ASI Tika Ram.”
As per the Railways, the constable has been detained by the Mumbai Railway Police at the Bhayandar station. Palghar is nearly 100 kms away from Mumbai.
Meanwhile, Western Railway DRM Nirahj Verma said families of the four people shot have been contacted. He added that an ex-gratia will be given to the families.
Verma said,”We received the information that an RPF constable, who was on escort duty, opened fire. Four people were shot, one of them was an RPF ASI. We are providing all medical help and the families have been contacted. Ex-gratia will be given.”