Monday, March 27, 2023

Mnp cops crackdown against banned Chinese bikes; 28 Kenbo bikes seized


In a fresh crackdown, Manipur police impounded as many as 28 foreign bikes from different areas of Churachandpur and Kamjong, districts bordering Myanmar.
The Manipur government has banned the use of foreign bikes, including the most popular China-made Kenbo bike, claiming it was used for cross border smuggling. The fresh drive commenced on Saturday and in the same day, the police in Churachandpur district seized as many as 26 Kenbo bikes from different areas of the district, an official source said. The seized Kenbo bikes were handed over to the customs department for legal action, the source added The police in Kamjong district, another district bordering Myanmar also seized two Kenbo bikes allegedly used by poppy planters and drug smugglers. One of the bikes was seized from Kamjong town while the other from Kasom Khullen area, the police said. Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh, in a Facebook post, alleged that the Kenbo bikes were mainly used by drug smugglers and poppy planters. “No papers, nothing, all the bikes were brought from Myanmar,” Singh wrote. In Moreh, Manipur’s town at Indo-Myanmar border, where other foreign bikes from Myanmar, apart from Kenbo bikes were very popular, the police and district administration have also commenced the drive. Though the exact number of bikes in not known, sources said many bikes were seized on the first day of the drive.
The affordable China-made Kenbo bikes which have high demand are banned in the state by an order of the state home department issued on September 3, 2021.
However, the bikes popular in Manipur, Kenbo, were said to be illegally sold in the black market and driven in the state without registration numbers.
Despite the ban on foreign bikes in Manipur, the two-wheelers are available in the northeastern state, bordering Myanmar.
Chinese bikes are smuggled into Manipur and other northeastern states through the India-Myanmar borders and used by the Indians violating the Motor Vehicles Act.

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