Over 100 ILP violators externed

ITANAGAR, Aug 2: Continuing the intensive inspection of inner line permits (ILP), the police here have identified over 100 ILP violators in the last two days and externed them out of the state.
Capital SP M Harsha Vardhan informed that, as per the instructions of the director general of police, regular checks are being conducted at various locations, especially construction sites, to check the ILP status of the labourers working there.
The process of issuing ILPs at check gates has been tightened in the capital after the SP raised the issue with the deputy commissioner.
DC Prince Dhawan had passed on instructions to the circle officers to ensure proper verification before ILP is issued, discouraged offline issuance of ILPs/temporary ILPs, and directed issuing ILPs through the government online portal (e-ILP).
Intensive checking of ILPs is being carried out at all entry and exit points of the state, following the publication of the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in neighbouring Assam.
Fearing possible influx of illegal immigrants into the state, the Arunachal Pradesh government on Monday directed the chief secretary and the director general of police to ensure sufficient personnel at all entry points of the state to thwart any such activity.
On Wednesday, the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union launched its ‘Operation Clean Drive’ against illegal immigrants, and served them a 15-day ultimatum to leave the state. The union also advised non-APSTs in the state who do not have ILP or other relevant documents to get them as soon as possible.
Over 40 lakh people have been excluded from the final list of Indian citizens living in Assam. Arunachal Pradesh shares about 804.1 kilometres boundary with Assam.