The Manipur police on Wednesday arrested a 26-year-old Myanmar national from Chandel district of Manipur on charges of impersonating a deceased Indian man and possessing an Aadhaar card in the latter’s name to aid his illegal cross border trading and businesses.
During the investigation, police found that Lenkhenmang Mate (26) of Tuivang village in Myanmar was impersonating Holkholal (38) of Khengjang village in Manipur, who had passed away in May 2019. The accused was also carrying an Aadhaar card in the name of the deceased person.
Talking to media persons, Deputy inspector general (intelligence), Ningshen Worngam said, “The accused person Lenkhenmang Mate of Tuivang village was impersonating Holkholal by possessing an Aadhaar card of the deceased person to aid his illegal cross border trading and business.”
The Indian man who helped him enter Manipur was identified as Lenminthang Baite (30) of Charongching village.
The DIG said a first information report has been registered at the Chakpikarong police station under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Foreigners Act.
“The two accused have been remanded in police custody for a period of eight days for further investigation, the DIG added.
Chandel is a border district of Manipur which shares around 390 km-long international border with Myanmar.