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Railway Protection Force recently recovered narcotics worth more than Rs 7.40 crore under Operation "Narcos".
With a special focus on the menace of Narcotic Substances and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS), a month long all India campaign against drug trafficking through rail with the code "Operation Narcos" was launched in June-2022.
RPF has intensified its investigation in trains and identified black spots across the country in coordination with the Narcotics Control Bureau and other law enforcement agencies to target drug smugglers involved in this illegal trade.
Other Initiatives of RPF
Special teams will be deployed on all long distance trains/routes to rescue the victims, especially women and children, from the clutches of traffickers.
Meri saheli pehal
This initiative will focus on the safety of women passengers. It was launched in September 2020 as a pilot project in South-Eastern Railway. Since then it has been extended to all the zones.
Operation Passenger Safety
Under "Operation Yatri Suraksha", the RPF supports the state police in the fight against passenger crime.
Operation Little Angels
It rescued 1,045 children who were found alone or abandoned at railway stations.
Railway Protection Force
The RPF contingent is an armed force of the Union of India. It is a security force owned by the Indian Railways, Ministry of Railways.
The history of RPF dates back to 1882 when various railway companies appointed their own guards to guard the railway property.
The force was declared a statutory force in 1957 by an Act of Parliament, later declared as an armed force of the Union of India in 1985.
RPF has been entrusted with the responsibility of safeguarding railway property.
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