As many as 48 foreign nationals have been arrested in a massive crackdown on illegal immigrants launched across Manipur on Wednesday.
“Found insincerities amongst the communities living in Manipur by sheltering and giving fake Aadhaar Cards to illegal immigrants…,” Chief Minister N Biren Singh said in a Facebook Post on Wednesday.
Terming the sheltering of illegal immigrants in the state as the “biggest threat” to the state, the chief minister said, “All officials who are found involved in permitting illegal immigrants in the state will be severely dealt with”.
The chief minister further said that 14 persons suspected to be Bangladeshi Muslims staying without valid Inner Line Permit (ILP) were detected at Kakching Police Station jurisdiction, and have been booked.
Ten violators were also detected by Pallel Police Station and a separate FIR was registered against them, he said.
Another 24 persons suspected to be Bangladeshi Muslims or Rohingya Myanmaris were also picked up from Imphal East, the chief minister said, adding that all will be produced before the court tomorrow.
“We have started a Statewide Drive to root out this menace and will continue till we achieve our goal. I humbly request my beloved Citizens of the State to cooperate in this fight against the illegal immigrants,” the chief minister said.