Railway Police Force recently arrested a Bihar native residing in Ponda for committing offense of Alarm Chain Pulling without genuine reason near Karmali railway. RPF intensified patrolling on Thivim to Karmali stretch following repeated Alarm Chain Pulling in the area. Almost 80 to 90 passengers, who got down after the train stopped, were detained and released after counseling while four of them were taken to RPF Post Margao and made to give undertaking.
It may be noted that Alarm Chain Pulling without genuine reason attracts punishment of upto one year jail or fine upto Rs 1000. It was observed that hundreds of people working in various establishments in Old Goa and Panaji employ this trick to get down near Karmali to go to their work places.