Arunachal Pradesh gears up to check infiltration of illegal migrants

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Final draft NRC publication in Assam

Our Correspondent

Itanagar, July 26: Arunachal Pradesh Government is taking all out measures to thwart off any possible attempt of infiltration of illegal migrants into the state after publication of the final draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in neighbouring Assam on July 30 next.
The state government has already issued necessary advisories to the police department to maintain a strict vigil on all the check gates of the state and to carry out necessary frisking of doubtful people, official sources said.

“All the check gates have been put on high alert and asked to go for rigorous checking of all the persons entering the state with proper and authenticated inner line permits (ILPs),” senior Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) Tusar Taba informed.

Taba informed that all the superintendents of police (SPs) of the districts bordering Assam, have been instructed to keep a close watch on the possible situation.

“We have adequate police personnel in all the check gates of the state and wherever there is apprehension of possible infiltration, we will deploy additional manpower,” the DIG added.

The Centre has also asked the governments of Assam and neighbouring states to ensure peace and maintain law and order following the publication of the NRC final draft.

The NRC part draft was published on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1, wherein the names of 1.9 crore of the 3.29 crore applicants were incorporated.

Meanwhile, the apex students’ body in the state – All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) – has decided to launch an ‘intensive’ ILP checking drive of illegal migrants in the state, for which the union appointed convenor Tatung Taga as the ILP issue chairman.