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Five Myanmar nationals without valid documents apprehended in Assam's Cachar district

India Today logo India Today 23-10-2021 Hemanta Kumar Nath
Five Myanmar nationals without valid documents apprehended in Assam's Cachar district. Five Myanmar nationals without valid documents apprehended in Assam's Cachar district.

Five Myanmar nationals who entered India without valid documents were apprehended by police in Assam's Cachar district along the Assam-Mizoram border on Saturday.

Speaking to India Today, Cachar district Superintendent of Police (SP) Ramandeep Kaur said, "They had entered into India without valid documents. All are hailing from Chin state in Myanmar."

The apprehended Myanmar nationals were identified as Thang Khawm Pau, Khen Khan Kham, Pau Hawmliam Mung, Chin Ai hang and Pau Biak Muang.

Police also detained a 19-year-old girl identified as Dimdeihluni of Mizoram's Champai district who was guiding the Myanmar nationals.

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An official of Cachar district police said that they were headed to Delhi.

Over 12,000 people from Myanmar have crossed over to Mizoram since February this year following military action in the bordering villages in Myanmar's Chin state along the international border.

The influx of people from a military takeover that hit Myanmar to Mizoram has triggered worries.

Mizoram Home Minister Lalchamliana told India Today that nearly 12,200 people from Myanmar have taken shelter in Mizoram so far and they are taking shelter in various parts of the state.

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