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E Arun & Tarun Kartick

Port Blair, Mar 19: In a dramatic development four suspicious bags triggered bomb threat in Port Blair city. These bags were kept infront of daily newspaper office ‘Aspect’ for a long time.

People living in the area upon seeing these unclaimed bags got tensed and informed the PS Aberdeen about the unclaimed bags.

After the intimation to PS Aberdeen bomb squad rushed to the place and checked for bombs in the bag but nothing was found. After which the police team inspected the bag and got a passport, bank pass books of a person named Mr. Jai Ganesh Kumar. The police team started searching for the man in the nearby places but they couldn’t find him.

Mr. Jai Ganesh Kumar after few hours came back to collect his bags and after which the police party caught him and took him for interrogation.

After the interrogation by the police it was found that the person was residing in Anarkali Basti in a rented house and was working as a marketing executive in Port Blair. Mr. Jai had evacuated the rented house this morning after which he went to nearby church, keeping his bags in front of the office of Sagar and Aspect Newspapers. After verifying the facts the person was released by PS Aberdeen


Form-C Submission Case, Four Get Conditional Bail

Staff Correspondent

Port Blair, Mar 19: Four ‘Keepers of Hotel’ (Mangers) have been released by court today on conditional bail. All Four Keepers of Hotel Nagri Inn, TSG Emerald View, The Nest of Barefoot Holidays and The Marine View were arrested for not submitting Form- C in the Immigration Department, which is mandatory to as per the law. Form C, helps security agencies to keep a tab on arrival and departure of foreign tourists in any local hotel.

The case was registered on the basis of a complaint lodged by the immigration unit. “Law will take its own course” said Superintendent of Police of CID, Mr. Chinmoy Biswal when contacted for a comment

Administration To Strictly Monitor Traffic Through ATR

Port Blair, Mat 19: The Hon’ble Supreme Court vide their judgement dated 5/3/2013 in SLP(C) No. 12125/2010, has issued directions for strict implementation of Protection of Aboriginal Tribes (PAT) (Amendment) Regulation, 2012 and also the orders issued there under (i.e new Buffer Zone notification dated 17/01/2013).

The Administration must ensure that the traffic in the ATR should be continued to be regulated carefully for all the persons travelling namely Government Officials, Settlers, Providers of goods and services and other visitors.

In view of this, the general public is advised that no violation of the PAT Regulation or instructions should take place while travelling in the stretch of ATR passing through Tribal Reserve area.

Further, it is advised that all road users shall carry their identity documents while purchasing tickets as well as while travelling through the stretch of ATR.

They are also advised not to use photo capturing devices while travelling through the ATR. All vehicle owners/ drivers have to provide declaration in the prescribed format containing details viz, name, address, place and details of Identity proof etc. along with an undertaking that they will abide by the PAT Regulation.

All owners of contract carriage vehicles, stage carriage vehicles, tour operators and the crews of the vehicles are also advised to sensitize the passengers travelling in the vehicles on the precautions to be taken while travelling on ATR prior to commencement of the journey.

Strict action would be taken against owners of vehicles, tour operators, taxi drivers and road users, if there is any violation of PAT Regulation which may also lead to cancellation of permits and licenses.