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Anti-Corruption Unit Nabs Assistant Engineer (E&M) (APWD) Mayabunder For Accepting Bribe

Port Blair, Nov. 6: Continuing its tryst towards showing zero tolerance for corruption, a team of Anti-Corruption Unit arrested N. Thirumal, Assistant Engineer, E&M (APWD), Mayabunder yesterday 5th Nov. 2013 for demanding and taking bribe of Rs. 8,000/- for processing the bill of a contractor.

On receipt of information regarding demand of bribe by the alleged officer, a trap laying team was formed along with independent witnesses on 4th Nov. and deputed to Mayabunder. A written complaint was submitted by the complainant on 5th Nov. that N. Thirumal, Assistant Engineer, E&M (APWD), Mayabunder is demanding Rs. 8,000/- for processing his bill. Subsequently, FIR under relevant sections of Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 was registered at PS Anti Corruption and the trap laying team comprising of independent witnesses camped at Mayabunder swung into action.

The trap team raided the office of the alleged officer and caught him red handed with the tainted bribe money of Rs. 8,000/-. After observing all codal formalities he was arrested on the same day. He was produced before the Hon’ble Court on 6th Nov. 2013 from where he has been remanded to judicial custody.

The Superintendent of Police, Anti-Corruption Unit, Ms. Aslam Khan IPS has requested the general public to give information about corrupt activities of any public servant to the Anti-Corruption Unit on No. 9531856296 or to the Dy. SP (AC) on No. 9531855151 and can also email the complaint at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Chairman COSC Reviews Operational/ Administrative Aspects of ANC, Stresses on Continued Focus on Infrastructure Development


Port Blair, Nov. 5: Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, PVSM, AVSM,VM, ADC, Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) and Chief of Air Staff (CAS),MrsKiran Browne President, Air Force Wives Welfare Association (AFWWA) accompanied by Air Marshal PK Roy, AVSM, VM, VSM, ADC, Commander-in-Chief Andaman & Nicobar Command (CINCAN) and MrsRanjna Roy, arrived Port Blair on 04 Nov 13, after reviewing       Air Force Station, Car Nicobar.

At Port Blair the Chairman COSC and CAS reviewed operational and administrative aspects of Andaman and Nicobar Command and stressed upon continued focus on infrastructure development as a security imperative.

In his address to officers of the Unified Command he emphasised the importance of ANC as the nation develops unified structures in her Armed Forces. He also highlighted how the Unified Command is ideally suited to provide for not just security of the Islands but can be crucial in Aid to Civil Power especially in times of crisis/ natural disasters and also stated how the highest echelon of the Govt and Armed Forces remain sensitive to the security imperative. The Chairman COSC further emphasized that ecological sensitivities and security infrastructure development will have to be balanced.

The Chairman COSC and CAS alongwith Mrs Kiran Browne visited Cellular Jail and Ross Island, sites of historical importance during the short visit. He was seen off by Air Mshl PK Roy,AVSM, VM, VSM, ADC, and Mrs Ranjna Roy at INS Utkrosh.

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Mock Exercise of Disaster Management on 22nd Nov

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