After series of cases, Railways to take steps to prevent bodies being dumped at stations

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BENGALURU: After increasing incidents of decomposed bodies being found in railway stations, the Railway police are now preparing for enhance security and has issued new guidelines. For this, the Railway police have joined hands with the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

In recent weeks, bodies of women stuffed in plastic drums were found at Baiyappanahalli, Yeshwantpur and Bangarpet railway stations.

As per the new guidelines, any parcel or baggage that is brought to a railway station should be inspected and there will be strict checking at entry and exit points. Additional staff will be deployed to monitor suspicious objects like buckets and drums as many North Indian travelers carry clothes and household articles in them.

Henceforth, all drums and barrels will be checked compulsorily. The railway authorities have also instructed the officials concerned to repair damaged CCTV cameras and install more CCTV cameras at necessary places. They have also given instructions to increase the resolution of existing CCTV cameras and install baggage scanners at railway stations in the city.

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