According to reports, the Railway police in Agra has sent 109 people to jail after they were found urinating on railway property, including the platform, tracks and parking lot. The arrested were later released after paying a fine ranging from Rs 100 to 500.
The arrests were made after Senior Superintendent Police GRP Gopeshnath Khanna took note of the ugly paan stains on the wall and the stink of urine in the railway station. He ordered his men to conduct a search against such miscreants and ordered for them to be penalized.
Reports suggest that the drive was conducted over a span of two days across 12 stations of the Agra division. Of the 109 that were arrested, 27 were caught in the act on Friday.
“In a special drive conducted at several stations of Agra division, including Agra Cantt, Agra Fort, Idgah, Raja Ki Mandi and Tundla, 109 men were sent to jail for 24 hours and were penalized up to Rs 500 for urinating in public places on railway properties in front of women and children,” said Khanna while talking to The Times of India.
“The drive is a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative of ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign. The offenders were charged under Section 34 of the Police Act (Punishment for certain offences such as inconvenience, annoyance to passengers or residents in public places, roads, etc),” he added.