Manipur police arrests two Rohingya immigrants
Imphal, May 29 (EMN): The Manipur police stationed at the Mao gate had arrested two Rohingya immigrants, the police sources said on Tuesday. The arrest was made when the said Rohingya immigrants tried to enter the state through Mao gate; about 110 km north of Imphal along the Imphal-Dimapur highway on Monday, said the source.
The arrested persons have been identified as Mohammad Abdullah and Bibi Ayesha, a resident of the Lakhine of Chin state in Myanmar. The duo was reported to have been carrying along with them an eight-month old infant. The source added they were on their way to Manipur from Bangladesh after passing Kolkata.
According to the police, over two dozen Rohingya immigrants were arrested in Manipur since Mar. 22 2018.
The Manipur government under the chief ministership of N Biren Singh have been taking up necessary steps to prevent entry of illegal immigrants to Manipur by alerting the law enforcing agencies stationed at the border gates particularly at Mao in Senapati district, Moreh in Tengnoupal district, Behiang in Churachand pur, and Jiribam in Jiribam district, it added.
The state police stationed in and around the state capital were said to have been conducted a surprise operations to detect the illegal immigrants since the last few days. The search began after the police had arrested eight Rohingya immigrants including five minors from Imphal area recently.
On Tuesday, various state police team of the Imphal East and the Imphal West districts have conducted a search operation and picked some individuals who failed to produce valid documents.