Port Blair, May 27: The staff of PS Central Crime Station conducted raid at Mazar Pahad area and arrested 05 gamblers with above Rs. 45,000.

On 15th May 2020, acting upon information regarding Gambling in Mazar Pahad near Church, a team comprising of Inspr. Mohd Elias, SI T. Dilla Rao, Head Constables K. Venkateswar Rao, Upender Singh, Lokeswar Rao, Constables P.K Mondal, K. Rajendran, and constable G. Ravi raided the spot at around 1815 hrs. All the 05 Gamblers were arrested and Rs. 47,830/- in cash were recovered from their possession with board money of Rs. 45,800/-.

The accused were identified as C. H. Mohd. Sahil R/o Shadipur, Krishna Nagar,  R. Sarat Kumar R/o Mazar Pahad near School, K. V Gopal R/o Mazar Pahar near Civil Wireless, V. Pavan Kumar R/o Shadipur near PRO Colony and Rajesh Kumar R/o Shadipur near Electricity Office. A case under section 188/34  IPC rws 51(b) of Disaster Management Act, 2005 & 5/7 of A & N Gambling Regulation 1951was registered at PS CCS. The raid was conducted under the command of Shri Ashok Kumar, DANIPS, Dy.SP(CID) and under overall supervision of  Shri Ravi Kumar Singh, IPS, SP(CID).

The Andaman & Nicobar Police is  taking all possible steps in making these islands free from anti-social activity and keeping strict vigil over gamblers, smuggling and proliferation of narcotics substances in these islands. General Public is requested to pass on credible information on narcotics substances, illegal sale of liquor, gambling or any illegal activity on the telephone numbers: 233307, 232586, 100, & 9474290250. The identity of the informer will be kept secret.