Imphal: A Myanmarese and a Chandel resident were arrested from Khuljang road near Chakpikarong, Chandel district by a column of 37 Assam Rifle in Shalluk post, Chakpikarong, on Monday
The arrested Myanmar national was Lenkhenmang Mate, 26, son of Doujatong Mate of Tuivang village in Myanmar and Letminthang Baite, 30, son of L Ngamlet Baite of Charongching Village, Chandel district on the charge of assisting the Myanmar National to enter India from Khengjang Village near Molcham Police station, Chandel district.
Both of them were handed over to Chakpikarong police station.
Deputy inspector general of police, (intelligence) (range II), Ningshen Worngam told reporters at officer club, 1st Manipur Rifles, Babupara on Wednesday that during preliminary investigation by Chandel district police it has been found that Lenkhenmang was holding an Aadhaar card named as Holkholal, 38, son of Tongkhotahang of Khengjang Village, Chandel which was not his real name.
Ningshen said Holkholal had passed away in May 2019 and Lenkhenmang was impersonating Holkholal by possession Aadhaar card of the deceased person to aid in his illegal border trading or business.
A case has ben registered at Chakpikarong police station and arrested the two persons under relevant section of IPC and the Foreign Act.
The two accused persons were remanded for eight days police custody after they were produced before CJM, Chandel, he added.
Ningshen appealed to all the citizen not to aid or abet foreign nationals to enter Manipur or India illegally. Such abetment or aiding is an offence as per the laws of the country.
International border fencing at 34 border pillars has been continued. When the fencing work is completed state police personnel will be deployed for checking entry of illegal foreigners, he said responding to media.
“Mass verification drive to detect illegal immigrants is continuing in the state at border areas and verification of tenants will also be included across the state,” he said.