Special Branch, CID seizes Rs. 1.38 Lakhs

Port Blair, Apr 05: In order to ensure free and fair election, the Special Branch (CID) is working vigorously to enforce the Model Code of Conduct. The unaccounted money is identified as the biggest challenge to conduct fair and free elections. Ever since elections were declared and MCC came into force, CID Unit is making all-out efforts to detect and seize unaccounted cash, liquor and other gratifications which are likely to be distributed to influence voters.

On 05.04.2019, at 1145 hrs, Special Branch team headed by Inspr. D.Jagdishwar Rao along with SI G.Mohan Rao, Police Constable Surfudeen, Nasir Alam and Suraj Kumar under the supervision of Sh.George Lalu, Dy.SP(CID) noticed one person near Light House Junction moving suspiciously along with a black bag. He was intercepted and checked. On checking an amount of Rs.1,38500/- with denomination (Rs.2000 x 23, Rs.500 x 167, 200 x 26, 100 x 38) was found from his possession. Later, upon questioning the said person, failed to give any justification or convincing reply about the source of money. On this, the said unaccounted cash of Rs.1,38500/- was seized on the spot. With this seizure, till now CID unit has seized 10.68 Lakhs unaccounted cash. During (MCC) Model Code of Conduct, it is prohibited to carry cash amount of more than Rs.50,000. The entire operation was conducted under the overall supervision of Sh.Manoj.C, IPS, SP(CID).

Andaman & Nicobar police is keeping strict vigil on all anti-social activities. Swift action is ensured on any information received to inculcate the sense of trust in the general public. To ensure free and fair General Election 2019 in A&N Islands, the general public is requested to pass on credible information related to illegal activities or any activities in violation to Model Code of Conduct to the following telephone numbers: 233307, 242198, 100 & 9531856294, 9474290250. The identity of the informant will be kept secret.

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