IMPHAL, Nov 8 (NNN): A civil society organisation on Monday handed over 15 people, who were allegedly found staying in the state with invalid Inner Line Permit (ILP) passes, to the police.
The alleged 15 ILP violators were picked up by members of the Manipur Muslim Welfare Organisation (MMWO) during a drive to verify non-locals staying at rented houses at a locality under Heingang police station of Imphal East district on Monday morning.
They were handed over to the police for initiating legal action against them for violating the ILP regime, MMWO said in a press release.
The drive was a part of the MMWO’s initiative to check illegal migrants and ILP violators along with local clubs and the drive will continue further in other localities where non-locals used to stay, the press release added.
ILP system under Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation was extended to Manipur with effect from January 1, 2020.
Since the extension of the regime, various organisations are helping the State authorities in the effective implementation of the regulation by conducting drives at their own level.
Police personnel are also conducting a special drive against illegal migrants and ILP violators at various parts of the State for sometime now, in the backdrop of alleged rampant violation of ILP.