A Myanmar citizen with 10 million kyats (US$5,600) was arrested on January 26 by the Assam Rifles military in Khine Khi village, Saiha District, Mizoram State, India and was launched on January 27.

After he was arrested, he was interrogated by Assam Rifles personnel and brought to the customs workplace in Lone Lay. They confiscated the cash and his bike and reimbursed him 400 Rupees and launched him on January 27.

He informed Mizzima that he was arrested whereas sending cash to assist refugees fleeing throughout the border via overseas family.

Despite the fact that he confronted hurdles with the language barrier and a few misunderstanding, he’s now being helped by an area group serving to Myanmar refugees, he defined.

“We at the moment are negotiating with the authorities to recuperate the confiscated cash, bike and cell phone,” Salai Charlie, a Secretary from Myanmar Refugees Committee (Lunglei) mentioned.

Salai Charlie mentioned that in India, overseas foreign money can solely be held with a license. Despite the fact that it’s a crime, we hope that the authorities who’re serving to the refugees in Mizoram will notice and all confiscated issues will likely be returned.

The Assam Rifles military, which is in command of border safety, has not interfered within the entry of Myanmar nationals into India. However, if folks break the regulation, they arrest folks and hand them to the authorities.

Greater than 30,000 Myanmar nationals, together with members of parliament representatives and CDM workers are taking refuge in Mizoram State, India after the navy coup in Myanmar.

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