Port Blair, April 21: In a testament to their diligence, the Pahargaon Police team once again demonstrated their efficacy by apprehending an individual under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985, seizing 52 grams of illicit cannabis.

On 17/04/2024, amidst heightened security measures for the 2024 general elections, the police intensified their scrutiny by conducting meticulous vehicle and personal checks near Hotel Zone Connect under Pahargaon jurisdiction. During this checking, SI Saorabh Kumar Pandey of PS Pahargaon received vital intelligence about movement of some ganja based on which checking was further increased at the point. Delving into their search, the vigilant team uncovered a suspicious package enveloped in transparent polythene, suspected to contain illicit substances, in the possession of Jasveer Singh (24) from Sippighat.

Responding swiftly to the situation, a specialized unit, under the command of SHO Anushtha Kalia, IPS, and comprising PCs S.N. Pathak, Santosh Lal, Sandeep Lakra, and D. Shiv Kumar, meticulously verified the contents using cutting-edge drug detection technology. This concerted effort showcases the exhaustive search and thorough inspection conducted by the police, ensuring the safety and integrity of the electoral process.

The meticulous operation resulted in the immediate arrest of accused on the scene. Through extensive procedural measures, 52 grams of ganja was confiscated from his possession. This success underscores the unwavering commitment of Pahargaon Police to combat illicit activities and uphold law and order.

The entire operation took place under the direction of Sh. Vikas Swami, IPS, SDPO, South Andaman & overall supervision of Smti. Niharika Bhatt, 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 & 03192-236641. The identity of the informant will be kept secret.