New check post in Ukhrul district to check fleeing Rohingyas

Newmai News Network
Imphal | October 12


As a part of measure to thwart any chance of fleeing Rohingyas infiltrating into Manipur, a check post has been set up Tusom CV village in Ukhrul district.


According to a police source, a company of police personnel including Manipur Rifles were stationed at Tusom CV village since the past one week. The main purpose is to check the infiltration of Rohingyas sneaking from the border region of Ukhrul and Kamjong districts.


According to sub-inspector M Shipo, they have to check the documents, and in case of anyone moving without any legal documents, they will be sent back immediately without any condition.


According to him, some Myanmar nationals visit the borders villages to trade with daily essential commodities and return home in the evening.


The police officer stated that so far no Rohingya has been detected or apprehended. According to the police, the six vulnerable blocks are identified as Kasom khullen, Phungyar, Kamjong, Chingai and Jessami in Ukhrul and Kamjong districts. The police personnel are keeping strict vigil in these areas, the police said.


Ukhrul and Kamjong districts shared borderline boundaries with Myanmar over 200 kilometers stretch from extreme southern village Makan situated near the International border pillar No.13 that reaches the northern most portion of Ukhrul Wahong village near the International border pillar 130 under Jessami block, the police added.


The Ukhrul police is maintaining intense vigil to prevent the illegal infiltration of fleeing Rohingyas after the August 25 incident at Rakhine areas of Myanmar.


Earlier, the Director General of Police, Manipur had instructed for opening of new police check post at the Tusom CV village, and at the same time, directed border police stations located at Ukhrul and Kamjong to be more vigilant.