Authorities in Myanmar have requested India to return a number of law enforcement officials who’ve sought refuge to keep away from taking orders from a navy junta that seized energy within the Southeast Asian nation final month, an official in northeast India mentioned on Saturday.
Round 30 Myanmar police and their members of the family got here throughout the border in search of refuge in current days, because the junta’s suppression of protesters turned more and more violent, with dozens killed for the reason that Feb. 1 coup.
The senior-most official in Champhai, a district within the Indian state of Mizoram, advised Reuters that she had obtained a letter from her counterpart in Myanmar’s Falam district requesting the return of eight police “to be able to uphold pleasant relations.”
Deputy Commissioner Maria C.T. Zuali advised Reuters on Saturday that she was “ready for the path” from the India’s Ministry for Residence Affairs in New Delhi.
Though there have been situations recounted on social media of police becoming a member of the civil disobedience motion and protests in opposition to the junta, that is the primary reported case of police fleeing Myanmar.
Within the letter, a duplicate of which was reviewed by Reuters, Myanmar authorities mentioned that they had data on eight police personnel who had crossed into India.
The letter listed particulars for 4 police, aged between 22 and 25 years, together with a feminine officer.
“With the intention to uphold pleasant relations between the 2 neighbour international locations, you might be kindly requested to detain 8 Myanmar police personnel who had arrived to Indian territories and hand-over to Myanmar,” the letter mentioned.
India’s federal house ministry and international ministry didn’t instantly reply to questions from Reuters.