Manipur takes up vigilant security measures along Indo-Myanmar border

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Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 4, 2018: Manipur police has taken up vigilant security measures opening various check posts at the Indo-Myanmar border district Tengnoupal to restrict immigrants entering the state following the publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam.

Tengnoupal district police has deployed large number of police personnel in various check posts at the border town Moreh and other parts of the district to conduct frisking and identification-procedures of people entering and exiting the state.

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Superintendent of Tengnoupal Police, Dr. S. Ibomcha who was on duty at the main check post Kondong Lairembi Khubam Main check post said state police has been  checking people’s movement. Security has been beefed up in the district starting from Indo-Myanmar Friendship Gate No. 2 to Muslim Basti, from Gate No. 2 to Indo-Myanmar Friendship Bridge (Gate No. 1) and other important check posts near Tengnoupal and Machi Police station, added the officer.

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The student wing of Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System on Saturday started checking outsiders entering Manipur along Imphal-Jiribam road and Imphal-Dimapur road along the national highways. Till the filing of the report nine outsiders who fail to possess proper identity supporting documents were sent back from Jiribam, according to a member of the student wing.

It was also reported that state police has sent back a Bangaldeshi from Imphal airport yesterday.

Manipur chief minister N. Biren Sing on Wednesday said his government is vigilant to check the influx of illegal immigrants in the state as concern over possible infiltration of illegal immigrants in the state after publication of NRC draft in Assam. State police is patrolling the border areas frequently and the government has opened a special check post at Imphal International Airport to check the illegal immigrants.

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