At least two people from Khuljang Road near Chakpikarong, Chandel District, including a Myanmar national, were arrested for impersonating and using a dead person’s Aadhaar and another for helping the illegal immigrant enter India.
On Monday, a team of 37 Assam rifles from Shalluk in the Chakpikarong subdivision handed them to the Chakpikarong Police Station. The incident comes in the wake of a massive police campaign to control illegal immigrants in the state.
Expressing his concern, Chief Minister N Biren wrote in his Facebook post: “Our generation has been threatened by our own people who are bringing illegal immigrants to our state.” Those arrested were identified as Lenkhenmang Mate, 26, son of Doujatong Mate from Tuivang village in Myanmar, and Letminthang Baite, 30, son of L Ngamlet Baite from Charongching village, Chandel district; The latter was arrested on suspicion of assisting Myanmar national to enter India from the village of Khengjang near the Molcham police station in the Chandel district.
Deputy Inspector General of Police (Intelligence) (Range II), Ningshen Worngam, told media at the officers’ club, 1st Manipur Rifles, Babupara on Wednesday that during the preliminary investigation by Chandel District Police it was discovered that Lenkhenmang had an Aadhaar card called Holcholal. , 38, son of Thongkhothang from Khengjang City, Chandel District, which was not his real name.
Ningshen said that Holkholal had died in May 2019 and that Lenkhenmang posed as Holkholal by possessing the deceased person’s Aadhaar card to assist him in his illegal trade or border business.
One case was registered at the Chakpikarong Police Station and the two people were arrested under the relevant sections of the IPC and the Foreign Affairs Act. The two accused were taken into police custody for 8 days after being brought before the CJM, Chandel added.
Ningshen urged all citizens not to help or encourage illegal immigrants to enter Manipur or India illegally. Such instigation or aid is a crime under the laws of the country, he said.
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Responding to the media, Ningshen said the international border fence was maintained at 34 border posts. Upon completion of the fencing works, state police personnel will be deployed to check the entry of illegal influxes, the official added.
He said a mass verification campaign to detect illegal immigrants in the state in border areas is underway and tenant verification will also take place statewide.