GUWAHATI: In its show of resolute stance against illegal immigration, the Tripura police arrested 52 illegal Rohingya immigrants this year. Informing that, the state’s Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP), Manchak Ipper, emphasised that this has been possible due to the implementation of a dedicated action plan to combat the issue of illegal Rohingyan migration.
The Tripura police have established a comprehensive countrywide network to track down and apprehend illegal Rohingya immigrants, the DGP said. Ipper further asserted that their efforts extend beyond merely arresting the refugees, as they are also targeting the individuals aiding and facilitating their entry into the state.
“Our focus is also on those who are helping them, we call them border touts. We are active on the ground, we are finding vulnerable points and routes. So this year we have got very good results. We work with the border states of the Northeast. Our coordination is good with other states as well. 52 Rohingyas have been arrested this year. Our action will continue. Our focus is on these border touts, and we are actively identifying vulnerable points and routes used by illegal immigrants,” stated DIGP Ipper.
The collaboration with border states in the Northeast has yielded promising results, with 354 illegal immigrants, including Rohingyas and their facilitators, being arrested by June this year, he added.
“We are determined to continue our efforts in the days to come,” assured the Tripura police DIG. The force remains steadfast in its commitment to combat illegal migration, including that of Rohingyas, through close coordination with other agencies.
Tripura police’s proactive measures demonstrate their unwavering dedication to maintaining border security and upholding the law, safeguarding the state against the challenges posed by illegal immigration.