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Assam Rifles, deployed along the Myanmar border, has been empowered by the Centre to arrest anyone and search a place without warrant in the border districts of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland and Mizoram.

Earlier, Assam Rifles was making arrests only in areas where the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act was in effect but now an officer of the rank corresponding to that of the lowest rank of members of the Assam Rifles has been given these powers under the Code of Criminal Procedure.

Need for the Power:
Since because the security personnel were finding it difficult to make seizures and arrest in Mizoram, which doesn’t have AFSPA

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