Mumbai: A passenger shared a video of a man snorting drugs on a local train in Mumbai and stated that there was a group of six men and a girl with many drugs in their pockets.
An X user, previously of Twitter, who tweeted and tagged MumbaiPolice, revealed the occurrence.
A man can be seen smoking something in the four-second video, and it looks like another passenger on the same train is helping him.
The tweet read, “@Mumbai_police_ In Local train Guys Taking drugs they have Many drugs in pocket and they have Group of 6 guys and 1 girl also In there. They all Are Get AWAY in Nalasopara station date 1/09/2023 time 1:25 AM night.”
Railway authorities and worried locals immediately responded to the tweet with their concerns. Authorities from the railway recognized the problem and responded to a tweet with the following hashtag: “For necessary action, escalated to the concerned official.”
The Divisional Railway Manager immediately ordered the Railway Protection Force (RPF) to look into the situation.
Authorities are currently aggressively looking into the situation to find and punish individuals responsible for the suspected drug usage.
A senior official of the Western Railway stated, “A lookout notice has been circulated to all RPF and Government Railway Police posts. If they are spotted in railway areas, they will be dealt with accordingly. It appears that the individuals were in the luggage compartment of the local train.”
This episode emphasizes the value of social media and public awareness among citizens in maintaining the security and safety of public transit. Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact the railway authorities so they can use it to further their investigation.
Another official stated, “The incident serves as a reminder of our shared responsibility to maintain the integrity of public spaces and ensure the safety of all commuters.