Railway Protection Force (RPF) has recently started “Operation Satark”. Focused effort under “Operation Satark” was launched from 5th April to 30th April 2022 wherein 26 cases of transportation of illegal tobacco products were detected with seizure of tobacco products worth more than Rs 44 Lakhs and arrest of 14 persons involved.
Being aware of its responsibility as the first responder in cases of smuggling through rail, RPF took concerted action in such cases and seized smuggled items worth about Rs. 3.18 Crores during the period mentioned above. For taking action against illicit liquor, fake currency circulation, illegal tobacco products, unaccounted gold or cash orprecious items, and any other items being transported through railway network for the purpose of tax evasion or smuggling or commission of crime or acts of terror.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Railway Protection Force Founded: 27 July 1872;
- Railway Protection Force Headquarters: New Delhi, India;
- Railway Protection Force Director-General: Sanjay Chandar.