Friday, March 29, 2019

Double murder inside showroom in broad day light in city; Murdered to commit robbery: accused reveals during police interrogation

TMI Bureau
Port Blair, March 29: Two women murdered inside the Damro Furniture showroom at Middle Point in broad day light has sent a shock wave in the city.

News Report:
On March 28, 2019, the killer/s slit the throats and stabbed the Two wome(Padma Priya, 22 yrs, R/o Garacharma and Rosecynthia, 31 yrs, R/o Shadipur) and killed them before fleeing from the spot. While one victim died on the spot, another succumbed to her injuries at GB Pant Hospital. The unfortunate incident took place around 3.30 pm.
As per sources, one of the two women is learnt to have been murdered inside the Damro showroom located on the first floor, above the Prince Bajaj showroom. The second woman happened to climb up to the first floor for some work and to her horror witnessed the murder taking place. Acting swiftly, the killer/s killed her too so as not to leave any evidence behind. The CCTV camera installed inside the showroom is also learnt to have been damaged by the killer/s.
A case of murder, vide FIR No.199/19 dated 28/03/19 u/s 302 IPC was registered at PS Aberdeen and the investigation was taken up by SHO Aberdeen, Insp. Sanjay Kumar.
However, Andaman & Nicobar police solved a murder case within 10 hours, the Police teams made all relentless efforts to nab the accused person and conducted a massive search in the Port Blair area, involving more than 100 police personnel from all the units and finally at late night (0100 hrs of 29/03/2019) the Police team nabbed both the accused persons namely Shubhankar Ghosh (21 yrs) and Debashish Roy (22 yrs) along with recovery of case property.

Victims’ Relatives Aggression:
The scene at GB Pant Hospital was quite heart rending. A large crowd of relatives and friends of the deceased had gathered there. The parents were inconsolable. Bodies of the two women have been kept inside the mortuary. A company IRBn has been deployed outside the hospital to deal with any eventuality.
The anger among public doubled, when a Police team brought both the accused Shubhankar Ghosh and Debashish Roy to GB Pant Hospital for medical check-up on March 29, 2019 afternoon. As per sources, relatives, friends of both victims and general public present their demanded the police to handover the both accused to the public for ‘Mob Justice’.
The police after finding difficult to control the mob and hence they had to lock both the accused in a safe room for their protection. However, they controlled the public and finally took the accused youths back to police station from another route.

Police Report:
“During the course of investigation, information from the local sources was collected and all the CCTV cameras of the area were checked. From the investigation, the accused persons were identified as Shubhankar Ghosh S/o Shri Sayantan Ghosh, 21 yrs R/o Garacharma and Debasis Roy S/o Shri Bijan Roy, 22 yrs R/o Garacharma. The Police teams made all relentless efforts to nab the accused person and conducted a massive in search in the Port Blair area, involving more than 70 police personnel from all the units and finally at about 0100 hrs the Police team nabbed both the accused persons”, said the Director General of Police, Deependra Pathak, IPS addressing a press conference held on March 29, 2019 evening at the Police Headquarters.
Explaining the details of the case, Pathak said that the motif behind the crime was Robbery. One of the accused Shubhankar Ghosh basically hailing from West Bengal used to work in Damro Furniture Showroom and was removed from his job in November 2018. Shubhankar along with Debashish Roy, a permanent inhabitant of the islands had plot a plan to rob some money from the showroom. Shubhankar knew well about the Showroom and chose a time when he knew that there were minimum people in the showroom and a good collection of cash.
Shubhankar and his accomplice Debashish entered the showroom with all preparation to commit robbery. In order to commit robbery, they killed the two lady staffs that were already present in the showroom and escaped from there with some cash.
The DG Police further explained that the victim was pushed 4-5 meters away from the CCTV coverage area and then attacked. The modus operandi of the crime disclosed that the two accused changed their clothes two times, wore gloves etc. learning it from Crime Serials shown in TV.
Dependra Pathak also explained that the A&N Police in order to bring the youth away from misdemeanour are in discussion with the A&N Administration to have skill development courses so that the youth are involved in productive activities and are able to contribute constructively to the society.

Police teams comprised:
Teams under the supervision of Insp. Sanjay Kumar led by SI Jeevan, SI Dev Raju and ASI Sanjay Yadav from PS Aberdeen, ASI Radha Krishnan with other staff from PS Pahargaon, SI Manoj Lall and other staff from PS Chatham, Insp. D. Jagdishwar Rao and other staff from Special Branch and Insp. Mahesh Yadav and other staff from Central Crime Station were formed and a massive hunt for the accused persons was launched.
The whole investigation took place under the guidance of SDPO/SA Sh. Nishant Gupta under the overall supervision of SP (D) South Andaman Shri Deepak Yadav, IPS.

The public is requested to share information with Police in full confidence so that such anti-social elements are brought to justice and they may pass on such information to 03192-232100, 03192-232400 and 9434288673. The informant will be suitably rewarded and his/her identity will be kept secret.

INC designs NYAY scheme to benefit 25 crore people

TMI Correspondent
Port Blair, Mar 27: The Indian National Congress (INC) party is committed for implementation the "Nyoontam Aay Yojana (NYAY).
Addressing a press conference at Gandhi Bhawan on Mar 27, 2019, Chief Spokesperson (PCC) Shri K. Ganeshan said that INC President, Mr. Rahul Gandhi on Monday announced NYAY scheme, an income support of Rs. 72000 per annum to the poorest 20% families of the Country.
As per NYAY (The Minimum Income Guarantee Scheme) scheme, the poorest 20% of families will be guaranteed Rs.72000/- per annum. Approximately 5 crore families will be benefitted, if 5 members per family is taken, around 25 crore people will be benefited.
To ensure delivery of the scheme, he said "the amount will be credited directly to the Bank account of the senior female member of the family; The financial assistance will be in addition to existing social welfare measures and subsidies; The Congress-UPA implemented MGNREGA that lifted 14 crore people out of poverty".
"Contours and more details will be announced in following days and the fiscal repercussions of this scheme have been analysed and adequate finance is available in the country's economy", Shri K Ganeshan added. The Senior Spokesperson (PCC), Shri Tamilselvan also present on the in the press conference.

PK Halder confident of winning as independent candidate

TMI Correspondent
Port Blair, Mar 27: Shri Paritosh Kumar Halder, who filed nomination as Independent Candidate for the ensuing Lok Sabha polls after tendering his resignation raised questions on the ANTCC party's senior leadership. Addressing a press conference on March 26, 2019 at TSG Emerald, Phoenix Bay, Mr. Halder claimed that he was assured by the senior leadership of a ticket to contest the general elections this year, but he was denied the ticket at the last moment.
"I have filed my nomination as an Independent Candidate for the Lok Sabha Elections 2019. I am not here to fight on genuine issues like creation of job opportunities, infrastructure development and welfare of all sections of the society here" Shri PK Halder said.
Shri Aboobacker and Shri Udai Kumar Singh representing trade unions & service associations and Anshuman Roy, the ex-Congress leader were also spoke on demands and developmental issues the occasion supporting Shri Paritosh Kumar Halder (Independent Candidate for the Lok Sabha Elections 2019)

11,367 service personnel register as voters in A&N Islands

Port Blair, Mar 27: To ensure complete support to the call of Election Commission of India - "No voter to be left behind", 11,367 service personnel including families have applied for registration in various camps organised by Andaman Nicobar Command (ANC) in coordination with the Chief Electoral Officer, Mr K R Meena. These personnel are in the process of receiving their Voter Identification Cards. Apart this, 1054 personnel are registered as Service Voters at their home station. 
The Command has been able to conduct multiple camps for voter registration since September 2018 at Port Blair, as well as Campbell Bay, Car Nicobar, Kamorta and Diglipur. The camps helped the personnel of ANC to register as voter in Andaman and Nicobar Island under the special provisions to the Armed Forces.

'Mitti Ke Rang' painting exhibition open till April 25

Port Blair, Mar 27: The Kala Kendra Society for promotion of Art & Culture is organizing a group exhibition titled "Mitti Ke Rang" showcasing Madhubani & Gond paintings by participants of workshop.
Madhubani art is also known as mithila painting which is being practiced in the mithila region. The madhubani painting is done with fingers, twigs, brushes, nib-pens, matchsticks, using natural dyes and pigment which is also characterized by eye-catching geometrical patterns. There is ritual content for particular occasions, such as birth or marriage, and festivals, such as holi, surya shasti, kali puja, upanayana, durga puja.
Similarly, Gond art is a form of who are predominantly from Madhya Pradesh, but also can be found in pockets of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, and Odisha.
The exhibition will remain open to the public till 25th April 2019 from 4pm-7pm on all days at Art Gallery & Studio, Gandhi Park, Port Blair.

Lt Gen PS Rajeshwar visits ANC


Port Blair, Mar 27: The Lieutenant General PS Rajeshwar, AVSM, VSM, Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to Chairman Chief of Staff Committee (CISC) arrived at Port Blair today on a three day visit to Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC). Lt Gen PS Rajeshwar is accompanied by the President of Defence Wives Welfare Association, Integrated Defence Staff (IDS)
On his arrival to Headquarter ANC, the CISC interacted with Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, AVSM, ADC, Commander-in-Chief Andaman and Nicobar Command (CINCAN). He was briefed on the operational aspects of the Command.
During his tour, the General Officer will be visiting Army, Navy and Air Force establishments at Campbell Bay, Kamorta, Car Nicobar and Shibpur besides Port Blair. He will also be interacting with personnel during his visit to various units across Andaman and Nicobar Command.

A Politician in Democratic Society

Editorial 28/03/2019

The first principle of unalienable rights recognises that everyone is naturally endowed by their Creator with certain rights that cannot be infringed or given away. Amongst these rights are life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.
In order to secure or safeguard these vital rights, Constitution is made for the purpose of securing, protecting, promoting good governance, accountability and welfare of all citizens- the governed. The governments instituted among people are the elected representatives who are also known as the politicians. These politicians are required to implement social reforms and policy measures that contribute to the general welfare of the populace.
A politician is an individual who is involved in influencing public policy and decision making in government. Politicians play a central role in our lives. They are the concentrated voices of the people that make all efforts to improve their constituencies and peoples' welfare. Good and dependable politicians are delight to serve the people and consider themselves as servants and people their paymasters. They represent the hopes, aspirations and the interests of every citizen in the State or UT.
A Politician qualities are his characters that is natural, while some of the qualities are as a result of external influences. Promising politicians qualities are often backed by skills, experiences, intelligence, integrity, with instincts -all combined together to achieve their goals. First and foremost, the best quality of a politician is honesty, God fearing and loving. A faithful and effective politician is trustworthy and reliable. He must capture the essence of truth, display sincerity, candor and practices what he preaches. He makes decisions and accepts responsibility for his actions and his words. The same is true in his dealing with his people. He makes promises and keeps those promises. Somebody that people may be relied upon. Loving people with all his heart, might, mind, soul and striving to help them as a true mark of responsible politician.
A fake politician, will after taken the oath office with the Holy book and lousy thanksgiving services, use their power as an end in itself, rather than for public good, making them indifferent to the progress of their citizens.

Traffic violations can be reported to 243812 or whatsapp 9531892228 for prompt action: Traffic Police

Port Blair, Mar 27: A meeting under the chairmanship of Shri Ajay Kumar Rai, Dy.SP (Traffic) was held with the tour and travel drivers in the conference hall of PS Aberdeen. Around 50 to 60 tour and travel drivers participated. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss various issues related to traffic. During the meeting, tour and travels drivers were informed the following points which are as under.
1. Complaints are being received at traffic branch that tourist vehicles are parked at crowded places which cause hindrance for free flow of vehicular traffic and inconvenience to road users. On this they were informed to avoid such malpractices; otherwise a prompt action will be taken against such violators.
2. Tourist vehicle drivers are strictly banned for picking up and dropping off the tourists in front of Cellular Jail. They were informed that alighting place for tourists who are visiting Cellular Jail is at Old Ayush Hospital parking place.
3.  Tourist drivers should not indulge in obstructive parking at GB Pant Hospital premises.
4.  Strictly follow the newly notified One Way, from Water Sports Complex to Y-Narayan Junction.
5. At Haddo Jetty premises tourist vehicles are parked unsystematic manner causing inconvenience to road users, in which they were directed to follow traffic rules and regulations and maintain parking in systematic manner at the jetty area premises.
Meeting ended with vote of thanks and directed to tourist vehicle drivers that any violation found related with tourist vehicles, deemed action will be taken against them.
General public is requested to report traffic violations, to the Traffic police Phone No.  03192-243812 or Whatsapp No. 9531892228 for prompt action against the violator.

Buying or Selling vote is crime; Call toll free 1950 (active 24x7), if noticed

Port Blair, Mar 27: As per section 171 B of Indian Penal Code, any person giving or accepting any gratification in cash or kind during election process, with a view to inducing the person to exercise his electoral right is punishable with imprisonment up to one year or with fine or with both. Further, as per section 171 C of Indian Penal Code, any person who threatens any candidate or elector, or any other person, with injury of any kind, is punishable with imprisonment up to one year or with fine or both. Flying Squads have been formed to register cases against both the giver and the taker of bribe and for taking action against those who are engaged in threat and intimidation of electors. All the Citizens are hereby requested to refrain from taking any bribe and in case, anybody offers any bribe or is having knowledge about the bribe or cases of threat/ intimidation of electors, then he should inform on the toll free number 1950, of the 24x7 Complaint Monitoring Cell of the district, set up for receiving the complaints.

IGNOU Regional Centre celebrated Establishment Day

Port Blair, Mar 27: The Regional Centre of Indira Gandhi National Open University was established on 27th March 2006 at Port Blair by the founder Regional Director Shri S. Saunand. The IGNOU establishment at A&N Islands has grown and reached nearly 50,000 students from the population of the region. The Regional Centre staff celebrated the Establishment Day along with students and visitors of IGNOU Regional Centre by distributing sweets.
On the occasion, all the former Regional Directors namely Dr. S. Srinivas, Dr. Kasturi S. Pesala and Dr. S. Vijayaragavan have been remembered for their valuable contributions for the development of IGNOU in the Islands.

IGNOU Results over Phone

Port Blair, Mar 27: To facilitate the students of Indira Gandhi National Open University, the Regional Centre, Port Blair is providing telephonic services about exam results. The December, 2018 Term End Exam results have already been declared in the university official website: However, due to internet connectively problem, some students find it difficult to access their results. The students can call Regional Centre phone number: 03192-242888/ 230111. For results this facility will help the students to timely submit the exam fee for June 2019 well before 31st March, 2019. The Exam Center Code for Kendriya Vidyala No.1, Aberdeen Bazaar, Port Blair is KV02: PORT BLAIR , the examination fee is Rs.150/- per subject. The late fee of Rs.1000/- will be charged additionally from 01st April, 2019, the Regional Director, IGNOU, said here.

DEO stresses on role & responsibilities of youth in strengthening Democracy

Port Blair, Mar.27: As a part of SVEEP activity in the upcoming General Election to Lok Sabha - 2019, a rally on the theme 'Run for Democracy' was organized from Danapur Junction to Netaji Sports Complex via German Jetty, Mayabunder on March 23, 2019. The rally was flagged off by the District Election Officer/Deputy Commissioner, N&M Andaman District, Shri Awanish Kumar. The officials of the DC Office, staff and students from MGG College, and general public participated in the rally.
The objective of organizing the rally was to promote informed and ethical voting and to inculcate responsible democratic awareness amongst the general public so as to enable free, fair and peaceful conduct of election.
The chief guest addressed the participants and highlighted about the role and responsibilities of the youth in strengthening the Democracy. He emphasized on 'how each vote' matters and the importance of ethical voting. He also urged all the left out voters to enroll themselves immediately so that no voter is left behind in the 'MahaTyohaar of the Country' celebration.

Training imparted to Presiding & Polling Officers of Nicobar District

Port Blair, Mar.27: In view of the forthcoming General Elections on 11th of April in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, training was imparted to the polling parties of the three tehsils of Nicobars District at Priyadarshini Hall, Tamaloo Village, Community Hall, Kamorta and Community Hall, Gram Panchayat, Campbell Bay in Car Nicobar, Nancowrie and Great & Little Nicobar on March 26, 2019.
The training of polling parties has been scheduled in three phases and the first of which was held today. The second phase of the training will be held on 1st of April, 2019 and the last phase is scheduled for 6th of April, 2019. The participants in the training were those officials identified for appointment as Presiding Officers and Polling Officers along with their reserves.
Apart from explaining the various aspects of conducting elections, participants of training session were also given hands-on training by Master Trainers with the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) as well as the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machine, which will be used for the first time in General Elections in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Trng. prog. for Presiding & Polling Officers of Little Andaman

Port Blair, Mar.26: As a part of preparation for the ensuing Lok Sabha Election-2019, a training programme for the Presiding and Polling Officers of Little Andaman has organized in the Recreation Hall of ALHW, Hut Bay on March 26, 2019. Shri. P. Som Naidu, Special Master Trainer through a power point presentation apprised the poll personnel briefly about the poll procedures and their duties and responsibilities on the day of polling. A question answer session has also organized in which the Special Master trainer Shri. P. Som Naidu clear the doubts of poll personnel related to the poll procedures.
After that, a demonstration session on EVM & VVPAT organized by the Master Trainer Shri. S. Joseph and Shri. Siva Kumar. A Hands-on-Training has also held for the benefit of the poll personnel. The second round of training for the Presiding and Polling Officer of Little Andaman Tehsil will be held on 1st April, 2019 at the same venue.