In a search operation based on an intelligence report, a team of Manipur police commandos arrested a Myanmarese couple in Phayeng Kharang Khunou village in Imphal West district for illegally staying in India with fake documents.

Dr Sapam Ranjan Singh, the state’s information and public relations minister, told reporters that the arrest was made at the home of one Angom Chinglen, 34, of Phayeng Kharang Khunou village around 9.40 a.m. on March 9.

Limdai Merr alias Solomon Merr alias Thongkhosei Hangsong, 33, of Layshi township, Naga self-administered zone, Sagaing region (Myanmar), and his wife Veikhohat Hatnu, 29 have been identified. Angom Chinglen, the owner of the house, was also arrested for harbouring foreign citizens, as the two Myanmar nationals had been staying there without legal documents since March 6.