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Railway Police.


Name Rank Contact Details Photograph
Shri Sudhanshu Sarangi, IPS Addl.D.G.of Police,Railways, Odisha, Bhubaneswar. 0674-2974492 (Office)
94389-15982 (CUG)
0674-2314154 (FAX)


Shri Sunil Kumar Acharya, OPS (SB). Supdt. of Police, Railways, Cuttack. 0671-2443982 (Office)
94389-16890 (CUG)
0671-2445169 (FAX)


Shri Arun Kumar Jena, OPS (SB). Supdt. of Police, Railways, Rourkela. 0661-2600216 (Office)
94389-16900 (CUG)
0661-2600216 (Fax)


The Railway Property (Unlawful possession) Act, 1966.

Policing of Railways:-

  • The Government Railway Police (GRP) or the Railway Police is responsible for the maintenance of law & order and detection and investigation of crime on the Railways. The GRP is an integral part of the State Police Organisation.

  • The existing system in India is founded on one of the recommendations of the Railway Police Committee of 1921 which, in common with the Indian Police Commission of 1902-03 favored what they called the “provincial” system.

  • After Independence of the country, the Indian Constitution endorsed this system by which a Police force, which forms part of the State’s Police, exists for the entire Railways network within the limits of a State.

  • The GRP takes cognizance of all crimes which occur on the railway between the two distant signals and also of crimes which occur in the running trains. Crimes occurring on the railway line beyond the two distant signals is the responsibility of the District Police.

  • In some other States the jurisdiction of the GRP extends to the entire limits of the railway premises which would include the Railway Station and the Railway Track up to the limits of the fencing on its both sides, The District Magistrate, however, retains full jurisdiction over the entire railway system falling within his District and irrespective of whether a crime is investigated by the District Police or the GRP, magisterial cognizance is taken in the court of the District in which the scene of crime falls. The entire area falling within the jurisdiction of the GRP is divided into Police Circles each under a Police Station, same as in the case of District Police. The smallest unit of Police administration here also is the Police Station.

  • Police Stations are mostly located at important Railway Stations and those of them which have a wide jurisdiction may have under them one or more Police Outposts. Like the District Police, the Railway Police Station is also under the charge of an Inspector or Senior Sub-Inspector called the Station House Officer. He would be assisted by one or more Sub-Inspector and Assistant Sub-Inspectors depending on the volume of work and importance of the Police Station.

There are two Districts namely Cuttack GRP District with its Hdqrs. at Cuttack and Rourkela GRP District with its Hdqrs. at Rourkela.


 Cuttack GRP District is also having two divisions namely Cuttack & Khurda.

  • In Cuttack Zone there are three GRPs & six GROP are functioning.
  • In Khorda Zone there are three GRPs & five GROP are functioning..


Name of Dist. SDRPOs OFFICE Name of the GRPS Name of the GROPs
GRP Dist. Cuttack SDRPO Cuttack Zone Cuttack GRPS Talcher GROP
Paradeep GROP
Baranga GROP
Balasore GRPS Jaleswar GROP
Baripada GROP
SDRPO Khurda Rd. Zone Bhubaneswar GRPS Mancheswar GROP
Khurda Rd. GRPS Sakhigopal GROP
Puri GROP(upgraded to GRPS)
Nirakarpur GROP
Balugan B/H
Berhampur GRPS Paralakhemundi GROP


 The GRP Rourkela District has got two railway divisions stationed at Jharsuguda and Rayagada.

GRPSs of GRP Dist., Rourkela.

Name of Dist.

SDRPOs Office

Name of the GRPS

Name of the GROP

GRP Dist., Rourkela

SDRPO, Jharsuguda Zone

Sambalpur GRPS


Jharsuguda GRPS

Bamara GROP

Brajarajnagar BH

Rourkela GRPS

Rajgangpur GROP

Bahalada Rd. GROP

Bondamunda GRPS

Bimlagarh GROP

Bolangir GRPS


DSRPO, Rayagada Zone

Titilagarh GRPS

Kantabanjhi GROP

Rayagada GRPS

Muniguda BH

Koraput GRPS