A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court on Friday noticed that regardless of the availability of the Railways Act which ensured security of passengers, together with ladies passengers, incidents of theft and assault of ladies passengers had been recurring on trains.
The Bench consisting of Justice Anil Ok. Narendran and Justice Ziyad Rahman A.A. additionally noticed that the protection of ladies and different passengers may very well be ensured by putting in panic buttons and CCTVs contained in the compartments.
The court docket made the observations whereas listening to a suo motu case initiated in reference to an incident in which a 31-year-old lady passenger was attacked on a operating prepare by an recognized man a few months again.
The court docket appointed lawyer R. Leela as amicus curiae to help the court docket in the case. The court docket additionally requested the Southern Railway to file a press release in the case.