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.

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