Odisha Swift Action Force launched, to be deployed at Ratha Yatra

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today launched Odisha Swift Action Force. Three companies have been formed in the first phase, ready to be deployed at Ratha Yatra on June 25.

CM Naveen Patnaik said that OSAF would serve the purpose of its formation by intervening in crisis situation in the quickest possible time. OSAF now comprises more than 300 selected police personnel from various sections of the Odisha police.
The basic objective of the OSAF would be to control crowd during major festivals and combat crisis situations arising from riots and terror strikes. They were provided with special combat weapons and separate uniform.