IRB replaced by MR at border town
Source: The Sangai Express

Moreh, July 02: Contrary to the assurance given by the DGP for stationing a battalion of the 4th IRB at Moreh town permanently in view of frequent outbreak of violence, 4th IRB personnel posted in the border town has been replaced by 7th Manipur Rifles.

This was announced by IG & Order-I S Dinokumar during a press conference at Hawa Mahal of Moreh Police Station today.

The Police officer said in order to restore peace in the border town, it was planned earlier to station a battalion of 4th IRB permanently.

But in view of the prevailing situation it has to been decided to deploy the State forces on rooster system starting with 7 Manipur Rifles.

Next, it might be the turned of the 3rd IRB to be posted here, he added.

On imposition of curfew in the border town, Dinokumar assured that necessary steps would be taken up to relax the existing curfew hours from 6 pm to 4 pm for 2 hours in the interest of the people.

Expressing gratitude to the leaders of various communities living in Moreh for their role in restoration of normalcy in the border town, DIG C Doungel observed that people of Moreh want to live in peace.

So all the community leaders should work toward restoration of normalcy in Moreh.

Meanwhile, all the personnel of 4 IRB deployed here have left and three companies of 7 MR have arrived to replace them.

The personnel of 7th MR have stationed in all the posts earlier occupied by the 4th MR.With Moreh limping back to normalcy, IG Law & Order-I S Dinokumar left the border town today while DIG Range-II C Doungel, CO of 7th MR Brojen, SP of Chandel Bimolchandra Sharma remain.

On the other hand, in order to improvement of the existing border trade relation between the two countries as well as to take stock of the recent spate of violent incidents, Myanmarese delegates have frequently meeting their Indian delegates these days.

One such joint meeting was held at the Moreh Police Station today.

From the Indian side, SDPO Moreh cum Immigration Officer Md Hushne Jaman, newly posted SDPO Moreh M Rameshwor, CO of Moreh PS W Nongyai Singh, newly posted CO of Moreh PS Inspector Abdul Salam attended in the meeting, while the Mynmarese side was led Chairman of District Peace and Development Lu Phe Win and District Superintendent of Police Tamu Pol Lt Col Aung Htein.

The joint meeting deliberated on the existing law and order condition in the border town and other impediments in carrying out the border trade activities.

Providing information on the arrest of Indian citizen by the Myanmarese authority from within the territory of Myanmar and proper fencing of the official gates of both the countries were some of the points raised by the Indian delegates during the meeting.

The Myanmarse delegates also assured to do the needful in this regard.

Earlier there is no such system of communication in connection with the arrest of any Indian citizen from the territory of Myanmar.

Taking serious note of infiltration from both sides in view of the porous border, Myanmarese delegates asked the Indian delegates for taking up necessary measures in this regard while assuring that they would also do the needful.

In view of the strategic location of Namphalong market, the two sides stressed on the need for co-operation between the security forces to avoid any sort of misunderstanding in future.

Last but not the least, the Myanmarese delegates urged their Indian counterparts for issuing identity cards and providing a list of the daily wage earners and labourers who enter Myanmar on daily basis in search of work.