A Chinese national was arrested from Manipur for not possessing Protected Area Permit (PAP.) He is the third Chinese national to be arrested from Manipur in the month of October without PAP. On Wednesday 34 year old Liu Peng was arrested by CID, Special Branch, from Tulihal International Airport, Imphal, Manipur at 9:50am.
Peng, was departing from Manipur for Mumbai via Kolkata. He had entered Manipur on October 22 from Bengaluru via Kolkata. The case is being investigated, stated a CID official.
Prior to this, He Xiong of Xinshao Province and Liu Zinxin of Shen Zhen Gaudong Province of China were arrested from the Foreigners’ Check Point at the Tulihal International Airport on October 7. Both didn’t possess PAP. They had arrived at Manipur on October 3 from Kolkata. Other travel documents including Passport and Visa were found in their possession. They were remanded to police custody from October 7 to 10. Later an Imphal court released them on October 11 after levying fines of Rs. 10,000/- each. Prohibited areas are classified areas where foreigners are not allowed to travel without PAP. However the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Government of India, has relaxed this system for Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland till December 31, 2022.