Cop who probed Jarawa case gets Prez Police medal
Port Blair: Superintendent of Police, South
Andaman, SBS Tyagi, who led the team probing the episode of
dancing of semi-naked Jarawa tribal women before tourists, has
been awarded the President's Police Medal for meritorious
Tyagi who had joined Delhi Police as Assitant
Commissioner of Police in 1984, joined the Andaman and Nicobar
Police as Commandant of Indian Reserve Police since 2009. He
has been Superintendent of Police in South Andaman since 2010.
He also served as a Deputy Commissioner of Police in
Rashtrapati Bhavan as incharge of President's security during
the tenures of APJ Abdul Kalam and Pratibha Patil.
After the video featuring the dancing jarawa women was
posted on the website of a British daily, he was tasked to
find the people responsible for videographing semi-naked
jarawa women who were asked to dance in front of tourists in
exchange for food.
Within a fortnight after detailed investigations, South
Andaman Police led by Tyagi nabbed two persons responsible for
shooting the video and providing it to a UK-based journalist
in return for a hefty amount.