76k transgenders held for extortion on trains in 4 years | India News


NEW DELHI: At least 76,500 transgenders have been arrested for extorting money from passengers since 2015 till March this year, a senior railway ministry official said on Thursday.
According to official data, during the current calendar year up to March, 4,118 transgenders have been arrested across all railway zones. The number of such accused arrested was maximum at 20,566 during during 2018 followed by 19,800 in 2016.
“Both the Railway Police Force and the Government Railway Police have acted against such offenders to ensure the passengers are not harassed by such elements,” said another ministry official. It’s a regular affair on many trains as some transgenders board between specific sectors and misbehave with passengers if they refuse to pay cash.


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