Screening of illegal immigrants along Myanmar border in full swing; biometric data of 236 people collected so far

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Imphal: Screening of illegal immigrants is being conducted rigorously along the Indo-Myanmar Border in Tengnoupal and Chandel Districts of Manipur. The initiative has been undertaken by Tengnoupal District Police, following strict directives from the Ministry of Home Affairs and the State Home Department.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah had recently assured members of COCOMI (Coordination Committee on Manipur Integrity) that he is committed to preventing all forms of infiltration into Manipur’s territory. In line with this commitment, measures are being put in place to register immigrants using advanced biometric methods, including retina scans. Stringent actions will be taken against any attempts of infiltration into Manipur’s territory.

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The screening efforts involve the participation of Moreh Police and personnel from the 5th Assam Rifles, who have commenced the collection of biometric data in various villages within Tengnoupal District. Notably, Haolenphai Village, H. Lhangcham, and Chonjang Village are among the locations where biometric data is being recorded. Similar efforts have been launched in Chandel District. As of the latest report, data from 229 individuals in Gamphaljol Village and 7 individuals in Changpol Village have been collected.

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Security forces are dedicated to ensuring the prompt submission of comprehensive ground reports detailing these screening endeavors.

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