Since 26/11, GRP has received only eight bulletproof vests

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Mumbai, Feb 4 (PTI) Over two years after the busyChhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) witnessed bloodbath during26/11 carnage, police guarding railway stations that are onterror groups'' radar have received only eight bullet-proofjackets as against the requirement of 220 vests.

This was disclosed by Police Commissioner (GovernmentRailway Police) Tukaram Chavan while giving details of annual"crime sheet" under railway jurisdiction today.

"Following the Mumbai terror attacks, the governmentdecided to give us bullet-proof jackets. We requested for 220jackets, but so far we have received just eight," he said.

The delay in procurement is because formalities aretaking a long time for completion, Chavan said.

"We hope to receive more jackets very soon."

The Mumbai''s suburban railway network ferries morethan seven million commuters daily. GRP has a total of 35,000personnel guarding the railway stations round the clock in themetropolis. Apart from GRP, Railway Protection Force has alsobeen deployed to guard the railway network.

During the 2008 attacks, Pakistani terrorist AjmalKasab and his associate Abu Ismail barged into the CSTstation, one of the busiest in India, and indiscriminatelyfired at people killing over 50.

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