Illegal migrants held in Manipur

Police have arrested 10 persons, including three traffickers, who were coming from Myanmar to Manipur without valid documents near Moreh police station on Sunday, chief minister N. Biren Singh said at a news conference here on Monday.

By Ngangbam Indrakanta Singh in Imphal
  • Published 15.05.18
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N. Biren Singh in Imphal on Monday

Imphal: Police have arrested 10 persons, including three traffickers, who were coming from Myanmar to Manipur without valid documents near Moreh police station on Sunday, chief minister N. Biren Singh said at a news conference here on Monday.

He said following a tip-off, Tengnoupal police had intercepted two vehicles, which were going towards Imphal from Moreh near the police station. Among the arrested, nine turned out to be illegal migrants from Myanmar. They were carrying forged identification papers.

The lone Indian, Paritha Begum, wife of Mohammed Mohideen of Shree Ram Nagar, Edappallayam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, was one of the traffickers, he added.

The other traffickers who are among the nine migrants are Ni Ni Sin, daughter of Md Yashmin of Tar Ka Ta, Nawy Aay, 3 Street, No. 255, Yangon, Myanmar, and Phyu Phyu Win, wife of Khaza Mohideen, another resident of Tar Ka Ta.

The police raided the house of Md Tomba, one of gang members, and seized two laptops, four Aadhaar cards, a printer, a lamination machine, lamination sheets, photo paper, two DVDs and the like.

Biren Singh recalled that on March 25 Jiribam police had also arrested Nongthombam Argentina, daughter of late N. Brajabihari Singh, a resident of Babupara ward 5, Jiribam, for allegedly making fake Aadhaar cards at her residence and other places.

The chief minister said the government will remove common service centres for Aadhaar services across the state.

He said the government is anxious as such illegal activities pose a major threat to the indigenous population.

"We need to re-verify the identity of the tenants living in various areas of the state immediately," Biren Singh said. He appealed to the people for co-operation in protecting the indigenous population.

Biren Singh also said Imphal airport is also susceptible for transportation of illegal migrants and therefore, a special police check post will be opened on Tuesday.

Highlighting the frequent kidnapping cases of the officials working on the Imphal-Jiri railway project for ransom, Biren Singh said such unwanted incidents hamper the developmental projects in the state.