Rapid Action Force: News

14 Feb 2024

Delhi Police

Farmers' protest: Delhi Police issues new traffic advisory

The Delhi Police has strengthened the security measures in the capital and issued fresh traffic restrictions amid the ongoing farmers' protest.

30 Jun 2023


Manipur: 3 dead in firing between armed rioters, security forces

The death toll in the crossfire between suspected armed rioters and security forces in Manipur's Kangpokpi rose to three on Friday as one more person succumbed to injuries in the hospital.

17 Jun 2023


Manipur: Angry mobs attempt to torch homes of BJP leaders

At least two people were reportedly injured in Manipur's Imphal after rubber bullets and tear gas were fired by the Rapid Action Force (RAF) at a mob of 1,000 after clashes broke out in the Palace Compound area on Friday night.

14 Jan 2021

West Bengal

Major blaze in Kolkata's Bagbazar, 24 fire tenders at spot

At least 24 fire tenders were pressed into service as a major fire broke out at a slum in north Kolkata's Bagbazar area on Wednesday evening.

21 Oct 2018

Punjab Police

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Protesters removed from track, train services resume after 40hrs

Over 40 hours after the accident in Amritsar in which 59 Dussehra revelers were mowed down by a train, protesters were cleared off the tracks and services resumed on Sunday afternoon.

21 Oct 2018

Amarinder Singh

Amritsar: Locals continue sit-in protest at train accident site

The situation remained tense Sunday as locals continued with their sit-in at Joda Phatak, where 61 Dussehra revelers were mowed down by a train.

08 Oct 2018


Naxalism will be eliminated from India in 3 years: Rajnath

Home Minister Rajnath Singh yesterday said the menace of Left Wing Extremism (LWE) will be wiped out from the country in about three years.

07 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

PM Modi's constituency Varanasi among the new RAF bases

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency, Varanasi, will be a new base for the Rapid Action Force (RAF), the specialized blue dungaree donning anti-riot and crowd control paramilitary unit of the country.

Jinnah portrait row at AMU: Police allegedly cane students

Many students of Aligarh Muslim University staged a protest after police allegedly caned them for marching to lodge a complaint against Hindu group that sought removal of Mohammed Ali Jinnah's portrait from the varsity's campus.

26 Apr 2018


CRPF to use chilli bombs, tear gas instead of pellet-guns

After pellet guns grevously injured several Kashmiris in 2016 post Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani's encounter death, Indian paramilitary forces are considering to employ non-dangerous ways to manage crowds in the Valley.

14 Apr 2018


Meerut put on high-alert for Ambedkar Jayanti

The 127th birth anniversary of Bhim Rao Ambedkar will be celebrated in Meerut amid high-security and suspended Internet.

02 Oct 2017


Kanpur: Communal violence on Muharram; 30 injured, DSP suspended

Massive communal violence broke out in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur during a Tazia procession on Muharram on 1 October.

05 Sep 2017


Mumbai: 40,000 police personnel, drones to monitor Ganapati Visarjan processions

As the 10-day Ganeshotsav comes to an end, the Mumbai Police have stepped up the security arrangements to avoid any breakdown of law and order in the city.