21 pickpocketers held in Delhi Metro; fined Rs 4,200

New Delhi: 21 pickpocketers were apprehended and fined Rs 4,200 today as part of a special crackdown by CISF security personnel in the Delhi Metro.

The operation was carried out in the yellow line (Samaypur Badli-Huda City Centre) of the Metro by the plainclothes wearing intelligence wing personnel of Central Industrial Security Force, officials said.

“These pickpocketers were fined a total of Rs 4,200 as per Delhi Metro rules and were later sent out of the Metro.

Such drives will be undertaken in other lines of the rail system in coming days,” a senior official said.

An average of 26 lakh people take the Delhi Metro everyday to reach their destinations in the national capital region of Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon and Faridabad.