Port Blair, March 18: The Member of Parliament Shri. B.P. Ray has raised the issue of restoration of the Viper Island as a Heritage Monument in the floor of the lower house today at 1215 Hours during the ‘0’ hour.  Emphasizing the historical background of the Viper Island, he said that thousands of our famous Freedom Fighters of 1857, War of Independence were transported to Andaman and were incarcerated in Viper Island Jail known as Notorious Chain Gang Jail.  The Great Heroes like Liyaqat Ali, Maharaja of Puri, Maharaja of Imphal, and the Freedom Fighters of Kuka & Whabhi Andolan were among them. 

The Prime Ministers of India right from Pandit Jawahar Lall Nehru to Shri. Atal Bihari Vajpayee were pleading for restoration of Viper Island as a Heritage Monument. But the present GOI has sold this Island @ Rs.1/- per annum to a Malaysian Company on PPP Mode, who has the background help of China, said the MP. 

Bishnu Pada Ray has thus demanded to restore the Viper Island to be as National Heritage Monument.

“If the Company, so desires, they may be given other vacant places for their project and whoever are involved in the Scam in connection with the project may be Narco Tested”, said the MP concluding his speach.