PORT BLAIR: The Andaman and Nicobar police have launched a massive combing operation in some of the remote islands of North Andaman, after an abandoned foreign dinghy was found a few days back at Karen Nallah area in North Andaman.
On May 03, a team of Police Marine Force of Diglipur, during a weekly anti-poaching drive, had seized a foreign-made dinghy similar to a Myanmarese one— found partially submerged near Karen nallah area. Two foreign-made engines, two diving suits and compressors were later recovered from the forest area close to the dinghy by the same team.
Following this, a case was registered at the Diglipur police station and a massive combing operation was launched to trace those who were in the dinghy. “It is not possible to say how many people were there onboard but the police team is searching the forest areas of Interview Island, Gol tikrey etc.,” said Ingit Pratap Singh, the superintendent of police, north and middle Andaman. At present, a team of 13 policemen is combing the North Andaman forest.
Remote uninhabited islands of North Andaman are often intruded by poachers from Myanmar who target the rich forest and marine resources of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.