Report by: 
Port Blair
31 May 2018

Police arrests cyber criminal from Dhanbad
Acting on complaints of ATM frauds from Mayabunder in North Andaman, the Andaman and Nicobar Police tracked down a cyber criminal from Dhanbad last week. As per sources, the joint team of Andaman and Nicobar Police and Dhanbad raided villages under Barbadda police station and arrested one Ranjit Kumar Saw, while kingpin of the racket and other members managed to flee. The accused is being brought to these islands on transit remand, as per reports.
EOI in October last year reported that several residents in the headquarter region of the North and Middle Andaman district have lost lakhs of rupees due to illegal withdrawals from ATMs by fraudsters. A remote villager of Tugapur no. 6 identified as Ghulab, wife of Pradip Toppo lost around Rs 60,000, an employee of ANIIDCO lost around Rs 1.5 lakh and pensioner found more than Rs 2 lakh withdrawn from his bank account after sharing secret details over phone to an unknown caller.

Three more held for vending liquor in public
Continuing in crackdown on illegal sale of liquor, the South Andaman Police arrested three persons from different parts of the city on Wednesday. At School line, near Municipal Office Pipe Section, a private worker identified as KV Nageshwar Rao, resident of School Line, aged around 62 years, was found serving liquor to people in public. One 750ml IMFL bottle, packaged drinking water and disposable glasses were seized from his possession. Another person was arrested from Nayagaon area near King Safire Hotel for the same offence and one 750ml of IMFL, water and glasses were seized on the spot. The accused has been identified as Srinivas Rao, private worker, aged about 48 years and resident of Shadipur.  Chatham Police also arrested a person from Malai Bijan Krishna Temple area on Wednesday for serving liquor to public without permit. Three bottles of IMFL, plastic gasses and water bottles were seized from the accused identified as D Rama Rao, resident of Haddo, aged about 67 years. All the accused failed to produce documents pertaining to the items and booked under relevant sections of the law.