Port Blair, Feb 9: On 6th Feb 2021, an information was received at PS Swaraj Dweep regarding sighting of an unidentified dead body at Vijay Nagar Beach, Swaraj Dweep. Upon this, an investigation into the death was launched and the deceased was identified as Saw Kevin S/o. Saw Francis (30) yrs, who worked as a boat operator at Dive India.

As the circumstances surrounding the death appeared suspicious, a special team consisting of SI P.R. Pradeep, SI P. C. Manickam, SI B. Santosh Kumar, HC/Sanjit Surin, PC/Chanden Sen, PC/499 Aslam & PC/T. Shinivasan was formed under the leadership of SI. Vinit Kumar Maurya, SHO, PS Swaraj Dweep to crack the blind case. The special team started working on different angles, interrogated more than 50 persons, collected information from local sources, checked the CCTV footage of all the places where the deceased might have visited last night. Finally one suspect namely Chiranjit Sarkar @ Golu was zeroed upon and was nabbed.

After sustained interrogation, the suspect namely Chiranjit Sarkar @ Golu confessed to his involvement in the crime and narrated the entire sequence of the crime. Accordingly, the Unnatural Death enquiry was converted into a murder case vide FIR No. 07/2021 Dated 06/02/2021 U/s 302 IPC against Chiranjit Sarkar @ Golu S/o Shri Paritosh Sarkar (22) yrs R/o Vijay Nagar, Swaraj Dweep and the investigation of the case was taken up by SI Vinit Kumar Maurya, SHO PS Swaraj Dweep. After observing all the codal formalities, the accused was arrested and produced before the Hon’ble Court on 07/02/2021.

The entire operation took place under the supervision of Shri Abhishek Gupta, DANIPS, SDPO Swaraj Dweep and the case was solved within 12 hours of its reporting. The general public is once again requested to share information pertaining to any crime or other illegal activities to police at 100, 112 & 03192-232077. The identity of the informant will be kept secret.