Manipur woman booked for illegal entry into India from Myanmar; test negative for covid-19

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IMPHAL | APRIL 09, 2020:

Amid lockdown, a case has been registered against a woman from Manipur on charges of illegally entering into India from Myanmar. A case has also been registered against her family for shielding her, police said.

According to reports, the woman, an Indian citizen had tried to enter Manipur through Tengnoupal district and finding the border closed, she tried to sneak in through Churachandpur district. The woman had left for China on Feb 28 and extensively traveled by road across Myanmar before entering Manipur illegally.

The woman has been tested negative for covid-19 but will face action as per law, a senior police officer said.

Manipur shares over 390-km border with Myanmar and check gates have been set up under Assam Rifles' strict vigil at some vulnerable and strategic areas along the stretch.

The woman had stayed in a house in Myanmar bordering for few days before she entered India. As soon as the security officials came to know about the incident, Singhat police station registered a case against her under the provisions of the Disaster Management Act, 2005. She was immediately taken to the RIMS hospital where she underwent tests for Covid-19.

An official said that in the initial finding, she traveled through China and Myanmar by road. The woman has been tested negative for covid 19 and her family members including two minors have been kept in quarantine centre at Churachandpur district hospital.