Rangat, Nov. 24: On 25/10/2023, a case of misappropriation of Government funds amounting to Rs. 56,88,395/- at the ANIDCO Wine Shop, Rangat was registered at PS Rangat under relevant sections of the law. Two of the accused persons were arrested on the same day and sent to judicial custody after thorough interrogation. However, a widespread search of prime accused namely G. Vinod Kumar, Manager of ANIDCO Wine Shop was underway as he was missing from these islands.

In response, a dedicated team was immediately formed and an extensive search of the accused was carried out throughout these islands and mainland as well. Despite the accused's diligent pursuit of anticipatory bail at both the Sessions Court and High Court, the bail was rejected due to the exceptional presentation by the police.

On 23.11.23 the accused was trapped in the web of North & Middle Andaman District Police and successfully apprehended while attempting to change his hideout. The accused is currently in police custody, and a thorough interrogation is underway to uncover more information about the significant misappropriation of Govt. fund case.

The IO SI Deva Raju of the case went above and beyond, working tirelessly and burning the midnight oil to solve the case. The sincere efforts, dedication, and hard work demonstrated by the entire police team are highly commendable and will be suitably rewarded.

The entire investigation was conducted under the guidance of Inspector R.K. Mazumder, SHO PS Rangat, and the supervision of SDPO Rangat Shri. Chandra Prakash Meena, DANIPS, under the overall supervision of Smti. Geetanjali Khandelwal, Superintendent of Police, N&M Andaman District.