No rest for TPL Police, border fencing underway
MOREH, 12th Apr: As per the instructions of the state government, Tengnoupal District Police along with District Administration has been busy erecting fencing along Indo-Myanmar Border since March 29 last.
After completion of temporary border fencing from BP 79 to 80 and from 78 to 77, Tengnoupal District Police led by SP Th Vikramjit Singh and additional Deputy Commissioner L Manikanta Singh visited B Bongjang Village which lies between BP 80 and 81 and erected border fencing.
As per data collected by Deputy Commissioner, Tengnoupal M Rajkumar, the border fencing work will be done at 45 crossing points in 10 locations.
Till date, more than five locations have been covered.
While constructing border fencing from Border Pillar 79 to 78 and from 78 to 77, Myanmarese authority maintained that the land needed proper demarcation by both the governments of India and Myanmar.
Even then, in pursuance of state government order, Tengnoupal District Police continued the fencing activity by convincing Myanmar authority that it was a temporary fencing to avoid illegal movement across the porous border in view of the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. It may be recalled here that the government of India had sealed the Indo-Myanmar border including Indo-Myanmar Friendship Gate No. 1, 2 and Friendship Bridge from March 9, 2020. Interestingly, on Sunday, Deputy Commissioner of Tamu District, Sagaing State of Myanmar Kyaw Win Oo passed an order for temporary closing down of Indo-Myanmar Friendship Gate No. 1, 2 and Friendship Bridge till April 30 to contain spread of coronavirus disease. Apart from construction of border fencing, the district police have been conducting regular patrols along the porous border with the help of 43 Assam Rifles.
Recently, during a surprise visit, a combined team of District Police, Tengnoupal, District Administration and 43 Assam Rifles encountered illegal movement along the porous border at Govajang Village and T Bongmol Village.
The illegal Myanmarese was advised not to trespass on the Indian side and warned of appropriate penalty in case of repeating the illegal act.
The team consisted of Tengnoupal SP Th Vikramjit Singh; Additional SP(Ops) M Amit; Additional SP (Ops) Th Krishnatombi Singh; Captain Bharat Singh of 43 AR and members of Civil Administration.