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Nicobar Delegation Discuss Burning Issues of People With Chief Secretary

Port Blair, July 23: The President Nicobar Youth Association, Rayhaan Pasha along with the Chairman Tribal Council Great and Little Nicobar, Barnabas and the Vice Chairman Tribal Council Teressa, Johnah Paul met the Chief Secretary, Chetan B Sanghi in his Chamber and discussed the burning issues of people in the Nicobars. The issues were regarding Shipping where the delegation highlighted the irregular Speedboat from Campbell bay to Great Nicobar Island i.e. Afrabay, Makachua and in Little Nicobar island viz. Pulo-ulo, Pulobha, Pulo Phanja. Similarly in the Nancowry group of islands including Teressa and Chowra. The schedule of the speed boats is not fixed, which is causing problems. The delegation requested that the speed boat schedule is to be fixed on regular basic.

Regarding roads, the delegation apprised the CS that the road repair works need to be done as the roads have not been repaired since the time of its constructed after tsunami.

The delegation also requested for improvement in water supply to all households, Construction of BSNL Tower for Mobile connections in remote villages/Islands in Great & Little Nicobar and Teressa/Chowra Islands, Construction of Civil Supply Godown at Afrabay in Great Nicobar and Makachua in Little Nicobar Island, Permanent Arrangement for transportation of fuel and other essential commodities from Campbell bay to Afrabay, Makachua and in Little Nicobar Island i.e. Pulo-ulo, Pulobha, Pulo Phanja. 

The Chief Secretary has assured to take necessary action. The President Nicobar Youth Association, Rayhaan Pasha and the tribal leaders expressed their happiness to have met the Chief Secretary and for the positive response received.

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DGP Inaugurates Tourist Police Kiosk at Bharatpur Beach

Port Blair, July 23: As a part of Tourist Police Ecosystem scheme, Director General of Police, A&N Police, Shri. Dependra Pathak, IPS inaugurated the Tourist Police Kiosk at Bharatpur Beach, Shaheed Dweep on 20th July 2019.

The inauguration program was attended by Smti. Shalini Singh, IPS, IGP (L&O), Senior Police Officers, PRI member, Students etc.

Speaking on the occasion, the Director General of Police, Shri. Dependra Pathak, IPS highlighted the importance of Tourism in A&N Island’s economy. He informed the people about the steps being taken by A&N Police for safety and security of the tourists. He also urged people and tourists to make use of the services of Tourist Police & its helpline No. 155307.

In his welcome address, Shri. Deepak Yadav, IPS, Superintendent of Police, South Andaman District underlined the duties and responsibilities of the staff of tourist police kiosk. 

The formal function concluded with a vote of thanks proposed by Shri. Prasant Choudhary, DANIPS, SDPO (Swaraj Dweep). During this program, the Police Entertainment Team members presented a skit on tourist safety and police band played melodious tunes.

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South Andaman Police Arrests 2 for Drugs Peddling

Port Blair, July 23: TheSouth Andaman Police has registered a case of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985 and arrested two persons and made recovery of 302 gram of illicit Ganja.

On 20.07.2019, on receipt of credible information, a raiding team under the guidance of SHO Aberdeen, Insp. Sanjay Kumar and comprising SI P. Jeevan, HC Sunil Singh Yadav, PC’s Suresh, Vinod Liniya, & Neelkanteshwar Rao conducted raid near Deen Street, Junglighat and recovered 302 gram ganja from the possession of accused persons namely Nandan Kr. Singh S/o Shri. Late. Arjun Singh, 23 yrs R/o Prothrapur & Durga Prasad Pandey S/o Late. A.N. Pandey, 21 yrs, R/o Prothrapur. 

The entire operation took place under the close supervision of SDPO (SA) Shri. Nishant Gupta under the overall supervision of Shri. Deepak Yadav, IPS, Superintendent of Police, South Andaman District. The public is requested to pass information related to drugs at 03192-234216 or 100. The identity of the informant will be kept secret.

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