Guwahati: Troops of Assam Rifles detained as many as 24 Myanmar nationals who were reportedly travelling with fake Aadhaar cards near the Indo-Myanmar border in Tengnoupal district of Manipur.
The 24 Myanmarese detainees, including 14 women, seven men, and three minors, were traveling in three passenger cars (Eco Vans) when they were apprehended by 20 Assam Rifles near Khudengthabi at 3 p.m. on October 5, according to sources.
Of the total detained, nine are from Mungswa, Khutan village in Myanmar and 15 others belong to Butalen and Toyero villages in Myanmar.
The incident comes a week after 11 Myanmar nationals were detained at the Imphal Airport while trying to board a Delhi-bound flight with fake Aadhaar cards. A district magistrate remanded the 11 in police custody for further investigation.