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Illegal migrant found hiding for nine years, arrested in Manipur

An illegal migrant from Telangana, who had been hiding in Manipur for the last nine years without an Inner line permit was arrested by a team of Heingang police on Thursday.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 13 Nov 2022, 4:23 am

(PHOTO: IFP)
(PHOTO: IFP)

A team of Heingang police station arrested an illegal migrant from Telangana, who had been hiding for the last nine years without an Inner line permit by marrying a local girl from Kairang Chingya, Imphal East district on Thursday.

The arrested person has been identified as one Rihan Khan, 45, son of late Md Abdulla Khan of Dyancharam, KV, Telangana. Police reported that Rihan has been hiding at Kairang Chingya, Imphal East without possessing any ILP permit or relevant documents. He, however, had married a local girl, Saniya Choudary, 30, daughter of Fazal Choudary from Kairang Chingya.

Rihan was detected by the police during an ILP drive conducted in the Kairang Chingya area. As Rihan failed to produce an ILP permit or any relevant documents, the police team arrested Rihan under section 3 of Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation, 1973.

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He was produced before the court on the same day. The court sentenced Rihan to pay a sum of Rs 1,000 and the investigating officer concerned was instructed to deport the illegal immigrant from the state.

Rihan’s arrest came two days after two people from Khuljang road near Chakpikarong, Chandel district, including a Myanmar national, were arrested for impersonating and using the Aadhaar of a dead person as well as assisting in the entry into India.

A team of 37 Assam Rifles of Shalluk in Chakpikarong subdivision on Monday handed them over to Chakpikarong police station.

Manipur police had launched a mass drive to check illegal immigrants in the state since October last.

Against this backdrop, Manipur chief minister Wednesday, expressing concerns, wrote on his Facebook post, “Our generation has been threatened by our own people who are bringing illegal immigrants into our state".

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Deputy inspector general of police (Intelligence) (range II), Ningshen Worngam told media on Wednesday that during preliminary investigation by Chandel district Police, it has been found that Lenkhenmang was holding an Aadhaar card named as Holkholal, 38, son of Tongkhotahang of Khengjang Village, Chandel District, which was not his real name.

Ningshen said Holkholal had passed away in May 2019 and Lenkhenmang was impersonating Holkholal by possessing the Aadhaar card of the deceased person to aid in his illegal border trading or business.

A case has been registered at Chakpikarong police station and the two persons arrested under relevant sections of IPC and the Foreign Act. 

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