Mao police bust illegal entry of immigrants
SENAPATI, 4th Apr: Acting on reliable inputs about entry of illegal immigrants into the state in spite of the total lockdown being enforced for fighting COVID-19, police team of Mao police station led by its OC inspector Jonah Raphuba Chawang busted a racket of bringing in immigrants through FCI trucks.
The matter came to light when a team of Mao police was checking all commercial vehicles coming into the state on the intervening night of April 3 and 4.
Inspector Jonah Raphuba Chawang informed that such non-locals are coming concealing themselves behind the driver’s seat. On getting the information, the police team stopped and checked all vehicles coming through the entry point at Mao Gate during the no entry time from 9 pm to 4 am next day. He informed that without any passenger bus services available at this time, drivers of different trucks including FCI trucks have been carrying them to get make some extra cash.
The standing order of the government is to allow only the driver and handymen for trucks carrying essential commodities. During the checking, 12 non-local passengers were found hiding in some trucks and they were sent to the quarantine facility set up at JNV, Mao as they could not produce proper documents for special permission to enter the state. The non-locals reportedly came from different parts of Assam including Digboi & Guwahati, Chennai and Nagaland, the inspector said.
He also informed that seven vehicles bearing registration No. NL08A-2351 (Oil Tanker), MN01-8031 (Oil Tanker), NL01G-8732 (Oil Tanker), MN01-9032 (Oil Tanker), AS01AY-5712 (Bolero) and AS01DD-3601 (Loaded truck) were seized and their drivers produced before the SDO Song Song. The accused drivers were imposed a fine of Rs 500 each for their illegal acts. He also informed that police have been carrying out extensive checking of vehicles coming into the state as a preventive measure against COVID-19 pandemic. He also appealed for cooperation from all to contain the situation.