Myanmar government releases 23 Indian prisoners at Tamu-Moreh border

Amid the prevailing unrest in the country following the military coup, the Myanmar government on October 13 had released 23 Indian prisoners at Tamu-Moreh border along Manipur-Myanmar border.

Out of 23 Indian prisoners, one is female and 22 others are male.

According to the reports, a meeting between the Indian government and Myanmar government held at ICP Moreh on June 19 and during the meeting the Myanmar government had agreed to release 36 Indian prisoners who lodged in Kalay prison.

After completing the verification process, 23 out of 36 prisoners were released by the Myanmar government and handed over them to the officials of Indian government at Tau-Moreh border in Manipur’s Tengnoupal district on October 13.

The Myanmar authority led by immigration officer of Tamu Township, Myanmar Aung Kyaw Soe handed over the 23 Indian prisoners to the Indian authority at Indo-Myanmar friendship bridge, Moreh and they were received by senior immigration officer, SK Gangte YK Anand Singh, SP LCS Moreh N Romina, inspector LCS Anand, a team of Moreh police led by SI J Baite.

A medical team had conducted COVID -19 tests to all the 23 Indians and they were found to be negative.

One prisoner each hail from Mizoram, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh and the remaining 20 are from different districts of Manipur.

About Hemanta Kr Nath

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Hemanta Kumar Nath is a Guwahati-based journalist. He had worked with India Blooms News Service (IBNS), Meghalaya Times, Global News Network among others.

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