Port Blair, April 13: On 11.04.2022, the Police team comprising SI Abdul Azad, I/c PS Humfrigunj, HC/Bijoy Sarkar, PC/Aurangzeb Ahmed and PC/Sabraj Mohd. while on patrolling near Wandoor Fish Landing jetty area in the night hours located an engine dinghy.

On suspicion, the police party checked the engine dinghy and recovered 01 plastic bag containing a total of 10 kg (approx.) wildlife protected crocodile meat. Subsequently, the said crocodile meat and 01 No. engine dinghy namely M.V. Jalpari bearing Regn. No. IND-AN-SA-MO-2023 fitted with 14 HP kirlosker engine alongwith handle which was used for transporting the wildlife protected crocodile meat was seized at the spot and all the 03 persons namely (1) Pradeep Mondal S/o Late Uken Mondal (46) yrs fisherman R/o New Wandoor (2) Sujit Haldr S/o Late Jamini Halder (40) yrs fisherman R/o New Wandoor (3) Manoranjan Biswas S/o Shri Jogeswar Biswas (48) yrs Pvt worker R/o New Wandoor were detained. Later, all the seized articles alongwith 03 detained persons were handed over to the Forest Officials of Manglutan Range.

The South Andaman District Police is committed to eradicate all anti-social activities from the society and the team of Police Station Humfrygunj has once again proved its commitment in this direction. The entire operation was conducted under the supervision of SDPO Bambooflat Shri Saurabh Chandra, DANIPS. General public is hereby requested to pass credible information regarding any anti-social activities noticed in their locality. Identity of the informer will be kept secret.