Port Blair, Sept. 29: A case under POCSO Act 2012 was registered on 06/03/2020 at PS Pahargaon and the investigation was undertaken. During the course of investigation, it was found that the accused person created a fake Hike Messenger ID and deliberately posted morphed obscene pictures of the victim girl.

With the help of technical surveillance and human intelligence, the location of the accused person was ascertained to be in Rajasthan.

A Police team led by SI Dinesh Meena and PC/1019 Manoj Kumar Yadav of Police Station Pahargaon were deputed to Rajasthan under the guidance of Inspr. Jagdishwar Rao, SHO PS Pahargaon for search and arrest of the accused.

On 27/09/2020, after rigorous efforts, the team successfully traced and arrested the accused person from the jurisdiction of PS Shiprapath, Jaipur, Rajasthan. After the production of the accused before the Hon’ble Court on 28/09/2020, the accused is being brought to Port Blair on Transit Remand.

The accused, who works as a Gym Instructor in Jaipur has befriended a local minor girl through hike messenger in February and then used her pictures for morphing. South Andaman Police hereby alerts all youth/citizens to be alert on social media and not to befriend any unknown person.

The entire operation took place under the Supervision of Shri Narra Chaitanya, IPS, SDPO (South Andaman) under the overall direction and supervision of Shri Manoj C., IPS, Superintendent of Police, South Andaman District. The general public is requested to share information pertaining to any crime or other illegal activities to police at 112, 03192-232100 & 03192-233077. The identity of the informant will be kept secret.