Jiribam police intensify anti-influx drive, dismantles illegal bridge

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IMPHAL | Dec 24 : Intensifying its drive against influx of illegal migrants, Jiribam district police today dismantled one unauthorized bamboo bridge built over the river running at inter-state border.

The dismantled bridge was constructed over Jiri river at Ningthembam river bank connecting Bakhal of Cachar, Assam with Manipur.

The district police also dismantled five similar unauthorized temporary bamboo bridges constructed at the various location of Jiribam few days back.

The police intensified its drive in wake of the arrest of a Rohingiya Muslim on December 20 while trying to infiltrate in the state along with six others who are reportedly at large.

Chief minister, N. Biren Singh, on Thursday informed the House during concluded 3rd session of the 11th Manipur Assembly Assembly, that the police is on manhunt to arrest the six Rohingiya muslims who escaped in the jungle. As for the arrested man, he has been reportedly detained under Foreigners Act.

With the arrest of the Rohingiyas, chief minister N. Biren also announced Jiribam as the most sensitive zone when it comes to migrant influx.

According to the CM to restrict the infiltration of non locals with no proper documents, verification is continuously and consistently going on at vital places, opened two temporary police packet & re-enforce police personnel even by buying boats at Jiri, patrolling at borders, opened police outposts at bordering villages.

Moreover, since the present government came to power altogether 178 non-locals who tried to enter in the state without proper documents have been pushed back at the Jiribam border, he said.


Source: Imphal Free Press

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