AIZAWL, April 13: Mizoram Home Minister Lalchamliana had a meeting with officials of Mizoram Police, Assam Rifles, Border Security Force as well as representatives of Mizoram's largest NGO Central YMA to discuss measures for beefing up border security management yesterday.
In the meeting, Lalchamliana reiterated the importance of good coordination between the state police, the armed forces, the NGOs as well as the local task forces in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 in Mizoram.
All-out effort on their respective parts must be taken up to tighten border vigilance, in order to ensure that no illegal trespassers or immigrants without permits enter through the state's borders, he said.
The Home Minister also requested the Assam Rifles and BSF, which are patrolling the international borders, to deploy more of their personnel even on temporary duty to those areas along the border where they do not have regular posts. He also instructed the Mizoram Police officials to ensure regular visit to these places and monitoring of all police out-posts along the inter-state international borders.
It may be noted that the civilians who are putting up round-the-clock vigilance along the porous borders.
Sources said there are long porous borders that still remain unguarded through which people can easily sneaked into Mizoram.