The Government Railway Police, Assam started functioning in the year 1905 with its Headquarters at Haflong. Mr. E.C. Ryland w.e.f. 16.01.1905 was the first Superintendent of Railway Police of GRP Assam. Later on it was shifted to Guwahati on 10. 06.1980 with its HQ located at Old Railway Institute, Pandu belonging to Railways.
In the Railway limits, any officer in charge of GRP enjoys the same powers and responsibilities as any other officer in charge of any Police Station. Some of the routine duties of the Railway Police, defined in APM Part-VI, are:
1. GPR HQR:
i) Superintendent of Railway Police
ii) Dy. Superintendent of Railway Police along with office and Reserve setup
2. PUBLIC SUB-DIVISION
i) Dy. SRP, Lumding
ii) Dy. SRP, Badarpur
iii) Dy. SRP, Rangia
iv) Dy. SRP, New Bongaigaon
3. POLICE CIRCLES
i) Inspector of Railway Police, Chaparmukh.
ii) Inspector of Railway Police, Bokajan.
iii) Inspector of Railway Police, Mariani.
iv) Inspector of Railway Police, Rangapara.
v) Inspector of Railway Police, Fakiragram.
4. GRPS/ GRP OP/IC/PP
i) Govt. Railway Police Stations: 12
ii) GRP Out Posts: 18
iii) GRP Investigation Centres: 03
iv) GRP Patrol Posts: 10
Part Alipurduar Division, Rangia Division, Tinsukia Division and major part of Lumding Division.
Total length of Railway Lines within Assam – 2,424 km
Total Railway Stations in Assam - 321
GRP men per Railway km in Assam - 2.8
2012 to date
|Psychotropic tablets||1,506 kg 500 gm|
|Phensedyl bottles||3,750 bottles|
|Proxyvan St Tab||36,000 nos|
|Gold||13 kg 335 gm|
|Lizard (Keko)||18 nos|
|Anti Human Trafficking|
|.303 BDR||60 rds|
|.32mm Pistol||78 rds|
|.38 mm||28 rds|
|9 mm||391 rds|
|AK 47||970 rds|
|.22 bore||99 rds|
|7.62 mm||126 rds|
|7.65 pistol||120 rds|
|315 Sparking rifle||10 rds|
|Australian made 9mm pistol||02|
|Czech Republic made 9mm pistol||01|
|Countrymade pistol .22||03|
|7.65 Italian pistol||02|
|315 Sparking rifle||01|
|2” Mortar Firing Pin||05|
|Hand made pistol||06|
|Chinese .22 pistol||01|
|Gelatin Stick||1847 sticks|
|Fuse Wire||12 bundles & 90 mtrs.|
Passengers are expected to make a call to the help line number ‘1512’ in an event of commission of a crime.
Anti Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU) of GRP District is re-constituted with Dy.SRP as Nodal Officer to prevent and combat trafficking in human being. Three personnel has been trained under IMPULSE NGO to tackle the trend of Anti Human Trafficking.
GRP whatsapp group has been helping Ops Control and officers of all ranks to monitor activities and actions. The whatsapp group comprising of all Chiefs of GRP of the country has been successful in taking up immediate action with counterparts in other states to assist in crime related issues outside the state of Assam.
An organisation called Reform Prayas has been engaged to impart special skills and attitude among the GRP men to perform duties in general and the new initiatives in particular. All personnel including RPF are being trained in 10 workshops in Bongaigaon, Lumding, Guwahati, Dibrugarh & Rangapara.