Teknaf, Bangladesh: Bangladesh authority – Police and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) -- arrested Rohingya people -- some were sent to jail and other were pushed back to Burma -- recently, said a local elder from Teknaf.
“Thirteen Rohingyas were arrested and sent to Cox’s Bazar jail by Teknaf police on February 7.”
“They were arrested by police on February 7, at early morning while they were entering the Bangladesh through the border point of Rongikhali under Teknaf police station.”
The police arrested them after being conducted operation. The operation led by Sub-Inspector (SI) Alam, official said.
The arrested have identified as Shajeda Beguam, Rabi Akter, Md. Salim, Iliyas, Shah Alam, Ayoub Ali, Abul Hussain, Hamid Hussain, Abdul Hakim, Abdur Rahaman, Abdul Goni, Shah Alam and Abu Siddik. They hail from different areas of Maungdaw Township, Arakan State , Burma .
Police had filed a case against them at Teknaf police and sent to Cox’s Bazar jail at 11: 00 am the same day.
Besides, February 7 at 7:00 am, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) of Nilla BGB-out-post arrested nine Rohingyas while they were entering the Bangladesh through the entry point of Nilla. The BGB pushed back them to Burma at 3: 00 pm, according to BGB source.
Similarly February 7 at 1:00 pm, BGB arrested 10 Rohingyas from different vehicles at Whykong check-post after being investigated, said an officer from BGB.
The arrested Rohingya are:- Shafiul Alam (22) son of Hossain Ali, Rahim Ullah (25) son of late Abdul Kuddus, Sabuj Meah (30) son of Karim Ullah, Rafique (27) son of Sadar Ali, Rabi Alam(20) son of Akkas Meah, Mufiz Alam (23) son of Shahed Ali, Monjur Alam (30) son of Abdur Rashid, Muslim Uddin (26) son of Towfiq and Sagar Ahmed (17) son of Mohsen Ali.
Later, they were pushed back to Burma from lamba bill border around 2 pm.
The Commanding officer Lt. Col. Zahid Hossain of Battalion No 42 and Office-In-Charge (OC) from Teknaf police station confirmed that they arrested 32 Rohingyas from different places. Of them, 13 Rohingyas were sent to jail and other 19 Rohingyas were pushed back by BGB.