Disruption of Metro Services at Rajendra Place Metro Station Involving Five Miscreants on 03rd October 2011
In connection with the incident involving disruption of Metro services at Rajendra Place Metro on 03rd October 2011, the DMRC would like to inform that an FIR has been lodged by the Delhi Metro against the five miscreants involved in the incident. Preliminary investigation indicated that five persons, two of whom were found to be drunk, had entered into an altercation with Housekeeping staff near Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) entry gate of Rajendra Place Metro station and jumped over the AFC gates leading to their disrupting Metro services as they jumped on to the tracks.
The Delhi Metro Rail Police were informed by the station authorities about the incident and the DMRC has also lodged a complaint with the SHO of Rajouri Garden Metro station for taking strict legal action against them for obstructing Metro trains/services and endangering the safety of persons travelling by the Metro railway under Section 64, 67, 68 and 79 of Delhi Metro Railway (Operation & Maintenance) Act, 2002 under which one may be imprisoned for a term which may extend to seven years. The section wise details are attached as ANNEXURE-1
The five accused namely, 1) Kapil Sharma, S/o-Jeevan Sharma 2) Sagar Sharma, S/o- Jeevan Sharma 3) Sumit Singh, S/o- Manjeet Singh 4) Nadeem, S/o-Shakeel Ahmad & 5) Jatin Gupta, S/o- Ashok Kumar have been arrested by the police.
The DMRC views any such incident by unruly persons very seriously and appeals to the general public not to disrupt or interfere with normal functioning of Metro services for a larger public interest.
Ø SECTION 79 (ENDANGERING THE SAFETY OF PERSONS TRAVELLING BY THE METRO RAILWAY BY WILLFUL ACT OR OMISSION): If any person obstructs or causes to be obstructed or attempts to obstruct any Metro train shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years.
Ø SECTION 64 (UNLAWFUL ENTRY OR REMAINING UPON THE METRO RAILWAY OR WALKING ON THE METRO TRACK): Any person indulging in such kind of activity shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months or with fine which may extend to 500/- rupees or with both.
Ø SECTION 67 (OBSTRUCTING RUNNING OF TRAINS): Any person indulging in such kind of activity shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to four years or with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees or with both.
Ø SECTION 68 (OBSTRUCTING METRO RAILWAY OFFICIALS ON HIS DUTIES): Any person indulging in such kind of activity 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.