EASTERN RAILWAY UNLEASHES CANINE HEROES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CRIME AND TERRORISM
Kolkata, December 10, 2023:
In a resolute commitment to safety and security, Eastern Railway proudly announces the valor of its Dog Squad, a robust team of 32 Canine Heroes strategically stationed across different divisions:
Howrah Division: 13 Canine Heroes
Sealdah Division: 8 Canine Heroes
Asansol Division: 5 Canine Heroes
Malda Division: 6 Canine Heroes
The fleet of canine protective power includes a total of 21 Labrador, 5 German Shepherd, 1 Doberman & 5 Belgian Shepherd dogs over Eastern Railway.
Under the visionary leadership of Shri Amar Prakash Dwivedi, General Manager, and the vigilant eye of Shri Paramshiv, IG-cum-Principal Chief Security Commissioner, these Super Dogs serve as not just loyal companions but invaluable assets in maintaining peace and security at railway premises.
The Dog Squad, comprising Labradors, German Shepherds, Dobermans, and Belgium Shepherds, excels in diverse roles, from explosive sniffing to crime investigation. These highly trained dogs, including Duke, Badshah, Misti, and Cooper, have demonstrated exceptional abilities, in detecting narcotics, solving criminal cases, and even rescuing wildlife.
Highlighting their achievements, Dog ‘Badshah’ assisted in seizing a Foreign Cigarette Case worth Rs 10,26,000/-, while ‘Misti’ played a crucial role in uncovering ‘Ganja’ worth Rs 6,90,000/-. Remarkably, ‘Cooper’ tracked and rescued 50 tortoises at Howrah Railway Station, showcasing their versatility.
In a recent breakthrough, ‘Alex’ contributed significantly to solving a murder case, leading to the arrest of the prime accused. The Eastern Railway’s Dog Squad has not only excelled within railway premises but has been called upon by the State Government to assist in solving crimes beyond railway boundaries.
These canine warriors undergo rigorous training at specialized kennels across the country and are handled by efficient RPF Dog handlers. Their roles encompass anti-sabotage checks, frisking of parcels, and luggage, and vigilant monitoring of suspicious articles.
With tails held high and noses to the ground, these Canine Heroes continue to be an integral part of Eastern Railway’s unwavering dedication to passenger safety and security