A railway magistrate court in Kalyan Friday convicted five men for soiling train compartments reserved for women and sentenced them to one-month imprisonment.
The five men, all of them allegedly drug addicts, have been identified as Chandan Kumar (19), Mohammad Saddam (24), Faizrul Hasan Firdul Hasan (20), Manish Shivraj Shrivastav (20) and Mahesh Kumar Rambabu (20). They were apprehended by the Railway Protection Force (RPF) around midnight on April 23.
During their interrogation, they allegedly confessed they would regularly gang up inside a toilet towards the south end of platform 3 and 4 at Dadar station and consume ganja or other drugs at night. Once under the influence, they would target compartments reserved for women, especially from CST, Sandhurst Road, Currey Road and Dadar stations. Between 2 am and 4 am, the gang would soil railway seats, grab handles and the door passage in railway compartments with feces.
After their arrests, all five were booked for nuisance, endangering safety of railway commuters, trespass and obstructing railway servants from duty.