Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh said that his government has taken adequate security measures along all the border areas of the state to check entry of illegal migrants and thwart any unlawful activities in the wake of Rohingya crisis in Myanmar and identification exercise of foreign nationals in neighbouring Assam.
Addressing the media on Hill Leaders’ Day held at Chief Minister’s secretariat on Sunday, Biren Singh said that a police station would be opened at Behiang at the earliest.
The Chief Minister also informed that he would personally visit the interior village located along Indo-Myanmar border in Churanchandpur district to lay the foundation stone of the police station soon after the finalization of land for the said purpose.
He also said that the State Government is planning to deploy Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) personnel in the villages of Kwatha as well.
Apart from opening an additional police post, around 60 armed police personnel had been also sent to Jiribam to meet the required security manpower. Jiri police had been strengthened and directed to remain alert as illegal migrants trespass to state’s territory by crossing the temporary bamboo bridges built over Jiri river, he added.
Biren further stated that his government is ready to consider villagers’ proposal for construction of a ‘welcome gate’ and opening of a police check post at Jessami in Ukhrul district.
He said that new chairman and members of Manipur Human Rights Commission would be appointed soon in order to strengthen the commission.
Regarding implementation of inner-line permit, the chief minister said that a consultative committee comprising of representatives of all the communities of the state and a drafting committee would be constituted soon.
The CM attended to 121 complaints and interacted with around 500 people during Hill Leaders’ Day from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm on Sunday.
Officials of different government departments were deputed at CM’s secretariat for the day to help attend to the grievances of the public.