Hyderabad Metro ruckus: Drunk passenger arrested

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  21 Sep 2019 10:44 AM GMT
Hyderabad Metro ruckus: Drunk passenger arrested

Hyderabad: City police arrested an inebriated passenger identified as Seelam Kanaka Raju who caused a ruckus on board a Hyderabad Metro train recently. Videos of the incident have gone viral on social media. The incident is said to have taken place on September 8. The accused Seelam Kanaka Raju is an employee of Container Corporation of India. He works at Sanatnagar.

Seelam had created a ruckus on the Metro. However, he got off at the Tarnaka station and managed to escape before the Metro security personnel could catch him. However, after Hyderabad metro ruckus incident he was tracked with the help of CCTV footage installed in the stations and facial recognition technology.

On Saturday Metro staff identified Seelam and nabbed him from Tarnaka Metro station. He was handed over to Osmania University police station for further inquiry.

Hyderabad metro ruckus incident has sparked debate if drunk passengers should be allowed or not on the Metro. A group of netizens is against. However, others have objected, saying that drunk passengers can be allowed provided they do not cause a ruckus or trouble other passengers.

Some even submitted representations to the Hyderabad Metro Rail authorities seeking to allow drunk passengers on board. But it was reportedly denied by the official.

According to L&T metro rail, safety and security guidelines goods such as alcohol, petrol, a gas cylinder and inflammable material can't be carried on the metro train. Acids, drugs, pets are not allowed on the metro train.

However, a search on the website of L&T Metro train doesn't speak about denial of entry of intoxicated passengers. However, nuisance created by the passengers in an inebriated condition is an offence not only under the metro act but also under the Indian Penal Code. There is a regular watch by CCTV surveillance and private security guards at metro stations.

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