RPF Launches Operation Satark to put check for illegal operations

DEFENCE, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

The ‘Operation Satark’ was recently launched by the Railway Protection Force (RPF) to take action against illicit liquor/FICN/illegal tobacco products/unaccounted gold/cash/precious items/ any other items being transported through the railway network for the purpose of tax evasion/smuggling/commission of crime/acts of terror. 

RPF launched this scheme by awaring its responsibility as the first responder in cases of smuggling through rail. 

The focused efforts taken under this were successful as it helped to track the illegal activities;

  • 26 cases of transportation of illegal tobacco worth more than Rs.44 lakhs products were detected
  • 177 cases of transportation of illicit liquor worth about rs.18 lakhs 
  • Unaccounted gold/silver jewelry and unaccounted cash to avoid tax was detected under this operation

RPF took concerted action in such cases and seized smuggled items worth about Rs.3.18 Crores during the period mentioned above.

Under “Operation Nanhe Farishte”, RPF identify and rescue children who are lost or separated from their family. Till March 31, 2022, about 5000 children were rescued by the Railway Police Force.

Indian Railways is the lifeline of the nation. Railway Protection Force (RPF) is an armed force of the Union entrusted with the security of railway property, passenger area and passengers. It is the lead security agency in the field of railway security having a pan India reach.

 

   Important points for the exam:

  • The Railway Protection Force (RPF) launched the ‘Operation Satark’ in the railway stations across the country.
  • The operation was launched to take action against illicit liquor/FICN/illegal tobacco products/unaccounted gold/cash/precious items/ any other items being transported through the railway network for the purpose of tax evasion/smuggling/commission of crime/acts of terror. 
  • RPF took concerted action in such cases and seized smuggled items worth about Rs 3.18 Crores from the actions taken under the operation satark.
  • Railway Protection Force (RPF) is an armed force of the Union entrusted with the security of railway property, passenger area and passengers.

   Facts to know:

  • Railway Protection Force (RPF) was established in 1959.
  • RPF functions under the Ministry of Railways.
  • Union Minister of Railways: Shri Ashwini Vaishnav.
preparing for jeet

Preparing for Govt. Exams?

Here is you path to Jeet

View courses