7 transgenders booked for heckling passengers

  • | Saturday | 15th February, 2020

By Express News ServiceKOCHI: After taking action against narcotics smugglers, thieves and illegal hawkers, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) is on the toes tackling transgenders against whom several complaints were raised by passengers. On Friday, seven transgenders, who were arrested for threatening genuine passengers, were sent to five days’ imprisonment and were directed to pay Rs 10,100 in fine by the Railway Magistrate. According to the RPF, the accused were arrested during a special raid on night trains running between Ernakulam and Thrissur. “The transgenders didn’t have any ID cards or any other documents,” an officer said. The special raid was conducted by a team comprising inspector A K Prince, SIs J Varghese and G Gireesh Kumar and others under the supervision of T S Gopakumar, assistant commissioner, RPF, Ernakulam.

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