Keeping in view of past incidents of bomb threats and blast of explosives in the Railway stations/tracks to threatenes to the Govt. and disturb the smooth functioning of train services and damage to Railway property and passengers area, Railway Board has desired to constitute a Bomb Disposal Squad consisting of specially trained RPF officers and staff and B.D.Technicians in each division to handle such situation and to avoid accidents, damage of Railway property and safety and security of passengers and passengers area.
In Chakradharpur Division also, works is in progress. The guidelines of Railway Board and order of Hqrs./GRC are being followed to organize and functioning of B.D.Squad. Presently, an Inspector/RPF has been posted in B.D.Squad and further guidelines of Railway Board and orders of Hqrs/GRC is awaited to take necessary steps for posting, training etc of required numbers of RPF officers and staff and B.D.Technicians for smooth functioning of B.D.Squad in Chakradharpur Division.
PASSENGERS AWARENESS REGARDING BOMB THREAT
We are aware that, bombing incidents can occur at various Railway Stations. The basic aim is to cause injuries, create confusion and lower the morale of people. The availability of Bomb Disposal Squad in a particular area may ease out the problems as far as the disposal of bomb is concerned. However, the actions of neutralization and disposal of bomb can take place once the B.D.Squad has been summoned and can reach the location well in time. In most of the cases, the B.D.Squad gets information regarding the bomb threat after the bomb blast has already been taken place. In most of the cases, if the information is received in time by the authorities the blasts can be averted and damage to life and property can be reduced. Hence, the task of giving the timely information regarding presence of any suspicious object rests on the persons present on the Railway premises.
It is imperative that, general awareness is generated in the mind of the travelling public regarding noticing and reporting of suspicious object to RPF/GRP/Railway employees for quick action.
It is also important that, mere informing the presence of any suspicious object by the common man is not adequate. The foremost task would be to ensure that, the immediate vicinity of the object is vacated by the people so as to reduce the loss of innocent lives in the eventuality of explosion occuring before B.D.Squad can reach the spot. Instead Police/GRP/RPF to come and do the task, the people available in the area should carryout the following on noticing the suspected object :-