26 Myanmar Citizens, including 10 women, possessing fake Indian documents, were arrested from a lodge in Assam, police said on Sunday. False documents such as Aadhaar and voter identity cards were recovered from their belongings.
Police in their official statement said “Acting on a secret information, the police arrested the 26 Myanmarese nationals, seven of them teenagers and remaining are 20 to 28 years old, from a private lodge at Rehabari in Guwahati,”
During interrogation, they reviled that they belonged to Falam district of Chin state of western Myanmar and they were on their way to go to Delhi to study theology, police sources said. In regards to fake papers they said that Fake Indian Aadhaar cards, fake Indian voter identity cards were recovered which were prepared in Mizoram.
Police have registered a case at the Paltan Bazar police station under the Indian Penal Code, Foreigners act, 1946, Passport (entry into India) act 1920.
Since the military coup in the neighboring country of Myanmar on February 1, many people have crossed the border to save their life from the Junta Government, many of them have come to Mizoram. According to an official in Aizawl, around 11,500 Myanmar nationals of Chin stock have taken refuge in 11 districts of Mizoram. few of them have crossed over to neighboring Manipur too.
Author: Nileswar Roy