The Morung Express

Manipur: JCILPS nabs 12 people for ‘illegal’ entry

Imphal, September 3 (IANS): Activists of the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) on Monday nabbed 12 persons, who had illegally entered Manipur, near the Imphal-Dimapur National Highway-2. The nabbed persons are believed to be Bangladeshi nationals who were planning to go to Noney district. “They carried fake Aadhar cards. The government should find out who issued them the fake documents,” W. Rabi, an activist of the JCILPS, said. According to the police, all the 12 persons are being questioned. In August, the Manipur Police stepped up vigilance against non-locals entering the state and rounded up several human traffickers in Jiribam district bordering Assam. The police also dismantled over ten bamboo bridges across the Jiri river used by the illegal migrants for sneaking into Manipur. The Manipur government intensified the patrolling as officials suspected that many persons not included in the National Register of Citizens in Assam may come to Manipur to take shelter.