Monday, November 28, 2022

Manipur district makes policeverification of tenants mandatory


In a move to check illegal immigrants and Inner Line Permit (ILP) violators, district administration in Manipur’s Kangpokpi district made mandatory for the house owners to get tenant verification done from the concerned police station.
An order issued by Kangpokpi district magistrate Kengoo Zuringla on Friday also directed the SP of the district to ensure verification of all the houses, guest houses and hotels in the district which house tenants, guests and to check authenticity of the identity documents in their possession.
The order issued under sub-section 2 of section 144 of CrPC 1973 observed that instances of illegal migrants in various parts of the state have been continuously detected and violators have been apprehended by the state police and other related machineries. Recently, there have been instances of detection and violation of ILP guidelines and many were arrested in different parts of the state during ILP verification drive.
In such a situation, steps for identification of illegal migrants and check of wrongfully obtained Indian documents including Aadhaar cards, voter cards, driving licenses, ration cards, ILPs were needed.
The order of the district administration comes in the backdrop of detection of a large number of illegal immigrants from neighbouring countries like Myanmar and Bangladesh and ILP violators during the ongoing special drive of the state police.
Kakching, a valley district, was the first that ordered house owners to mandatorily get tenant verification done from the concerned police station.
The district administration had issued the order on November 4 last.
During the drive, the police had arrested foreigners possessing Aadhaar cards obtained using fake residential certificates.
In the most recent case, police arrested a Myanmar national staying in the state impersonating a deceased Indian citizen with the Aadhaar card of the deceased.
A man from Telangana who stayed in the state for more than nine years without mandatory ILP was also arrested by the police.
In the special drive by police in the last month, over 650 ILP violators, including a large number of illegal immigrants from Bangladesh and Myanmar, were arrested. Manipur police have been conducting a special drive to detect illegal migrants and Inner Line Permit (ILP) violators across the state since the beginning of October.

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