Image: DIPR, Mizoram

The ninth batch of Bru repatriation and rehabilitation continued for Lunglei district in Mizoram on Tuesday.

The second phase repatriation team departing for Mamit district from the deputy commissioner’s office premises at 6:30 am.

The previous first phase repatriation conducted from September 30 to October 6 last.

It witnessed 165 Brus belonging to 42 families being repatriated successfully to Dinthar, Buknuam, Chawilung S and Putlungasih villages in Lunglei district.

The second phase pepatriation team consists of four Liaison Officers – Lalsanglura, SDC; Lalthakima Chhangte, SDC; Z Lalthanliana Langva, assitant professor and Lalthanmawia, assistant professor.

The liaison officers were selected after due deliberation and careful consideration, given the complexity and sensitivity of the exercise.

They are accompanied by eight supporting staff and six security personnel headed by Dy SP (Hqrs) Lunglei J Rokima, who has been tasked with overseeing the entire security and safety arrangements.

Fifteen Aizawl city buses have been chartered to carry out the second phase of repatriation exercise for Lunglei district.

The entire Lunglei district team including officials, drivers, conductors etc consists of 66 persons.

A short function was held at the Lunglei DC office complex at 6:00 am on Tuesday to see off the team after a final briefing session.

Lunglei DC K Lalrinzuali, SP C Lalthanmawia, CMO Dr Thani Pachuau, and other officials were in attendance.

Reverend Vanlalmuankima blessed the gathering with a prayer.

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