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Manipur Government setups vigil on border to check Illegal migrants

Special police teams deployed on border

N Biren Singh led government has taken up strict security measures to check possible spillover of illegal immigrants from the neighbouring state in view of the publication of the first draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam. Special security arrangements have been made by the state along all areas bordering Assam and other key points of interstate highways, an official source said.Manipur Government setups vigil on border to check Illegal migrantsSpecial police teams deployed on border

“Such measures have been taken up at strategic areas of the newly set up Jiribam district bordering Assam,” the source said. Special teams have been deployed along the Tamei-Haflong road in Tamenglong district and at Mao gate along the Imphal-Dimapur highway in Senapati bordering Nagaland.

Special teams, led by officers of the rank of Assistant Commandant or Additional Senior SPs, have been deployed at Jiribam Babupara Bazar and along the Barak river bordering Mizoram, the Manipur Police said in a statement on Thursday. The Barak originates in Manipur, flows through Mizoram and Assam and enters Bangladesh, where it forks into the Surma and Kushiyara rivers.

Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said: “Additional police and paramilitary personnel have been rushed to Jiribam district to ensure that undesirable persons do not enter (our State).”

Source: The Hindu

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