19 Myanmar police cross into India, seeking refuge

19 Myanmar police cross into India, seeking refuge

At least 19 Myanmar police officers have crossed over into India and are seeking refuge there, a senior police official told Reuters.

The men crossed into Champai and Serchhip, two districts in the northeastern state of Mizoram that share a porous border with Myanmar, the official said, declining to be named because of the sensitivity of the issue.

All the men, who are lower-ranking policemen, were unarmed, the official said. “We are expecting more (people) to come,” he said, citing intelligence reports.

India shares a 1,643-kilometre (1020-mile) land border with Myanmar, where at least 54 people have been killed since a Feb. 1 coup.

News Source: India Tv News

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