New Delhi: 21 women pickpockets were apprehended and fined over Rs 3,000 today as part of a special crackdown by CISF security personnel in the Delhi Metro.
The operation was carried out at some of the busiest stations like Rajiv Chowk, Barakhamba road and Kashmere Gate by the plainclothes intelligence wing personnel of Central Industrial Security Force, officials said.
“These lady pickpockets were fined a total of Rs 3,190 as per Delhi Metro rules and were later sent out of the Metro. Such drives will be undertaken at other stations of the rail system in the coming days,” a senior official said.
Only yesterday, 21 pickpockets were held as part of a similar drive in the yellow line (Samaypur Badli-Huda City centre) of the Metro.
An average of 26 lakh people take the Delhi Metro everyday to reach their destinations in the national capital region of Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon and Faridabad.