INDIA, Andaman And Nicobar Islands – VIP ‘Human Safari’ Organized By Top Cop Tasked With Ending Scandal

8 March

Jarawa woman from the Andamans. Her tribe is at risk from 'human safaris'.
Jarawa woman from the Andamans. Her tribe is at risk from ‘human safaris’.
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The second most senior policeman on the Andamans has been caught organizing a VIP ‘human safari’ despite being tasked with the job of protecting the Jarawa tribe.

Sanjay Baniwal, the Andaman’s Inspector General of Police, used his seniority to guarantee an exclusive trip into the Jarawa Reserve with his relatives and a Hindu priest.

He was able to meet the tribe at a pre-arranged location after the Jarawa Protection Police made 18 members of the tribe wait for over an hour until he arrived.

The Jarawa had been on their way to Temple Myo creek to catch fish when they were interrupted and made to participate in the ‘human safari’ for the senior officer.

Ironically, Baniwal was given the specific role of monitoring all activity on the Andaman Trunk Road shortly after the ‘human safari’ scandal broke out. More

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