Following the publication of the final draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, the Manipur government has constituted two committees to deal with a possible influx of illegal immigrants, Chief Minister N Biren Singh said on Thursday.
Singh said the State Level Monitoring Committee will monitor the entry or presence of illegal immigrants in the state and take steps for creating adequate public awareness to counter the situation.
Singh told reporters at the Secretariat today that the government has been taking preparations before the NRC updation process began and have deployed additional security in Jiribam district with regular patrolling along the Barak and Jiri Rivers as well.
On the committees set up today, he said they will initiate steps for checking and verification and invite representatives from civil bodies to participate in the proceedings.
The State Level Monitoring Committee will have Special Secretary (Home) as the Chairman with all the Deputy Commissioners and SPs as its members.
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The second is the District Level Monitoring Committee with respective deputy commissioners as its chairman.
Meanwhile, following intelligence inputs that some people are trying to enter the state by air, a police check-post has been set up at Imphal airport.
The chief minister further said that 20 personnel have been permanently posted near a place in Tamenglong district bordering Assam where there is a rail head.