Port Blair, Dec. 1: In a decisive operation conducted on November 28, 2023, a dedicated team from PS Pahargaon, led by Inspector Mariam, successfully intercepted and seized a Wooden Engine Dinghy named "BEDFULLY" bearing registration number IND AN SA. MO. No. /2210 at Attam Pahad Kilan.

During the raid, the police team d iscovered a significant quantity of Padauk wood on board the dinghy, including 58 pieces of Padauk wood planks (size: 72 x 2.5 x 200CM), 04 pieces of Padauk wood planks (size: 72 x 2.5 x 100CM), and 58 pieces of Padauk wood beams (size: 16 x 10 x 220 CM). The vessel also contained two individuals, identified as C.H. Prabhas (33 yrs) and Dinesh Tirkey (35 yrs), both unable to produce any documents verifying the legal purchase or transportation of the recovered Padauk wood.

In light of their inability to provide satisfactory responses, the police team seized both the forest products and the Wooden Engine Dinghy on the spot.

The individuals on board were promptly detained and identified as C.H. Prabhas, son of Late C.H. Danaiah, residing in Tsunami Shelter Nayashahar, and Dinesh Tirkey, son of Late Vinod Tirkey, residing in Tushnabad Ranchi Basti. The seized forest products, along with the engine dinghy and the detained individuals, were subsequently handed over to Forest Officials for further investigation and legal proceedings.

The entire operation was carried out under the close supervision of Shri. Sunny Gupta, IPS, SDPO South Andaman and under the overall direction of Shri Kalaivanan. R, IPS, Superintendent of Police, South Andaman District.

The General Public is requested to share information with Police at 112, 03192-232100 (Police Control room). The informant will be suitably rewarded and his/her identity will be kept secret.