Thursday, 28 May 2020

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Police from the Bawli Bazaar police station in Maungdaw Township, Arakan State, looted kyat 400,000 from a villager on April 21, while on his way to the market, according to a close relative.

The victim was identified as Maulana Jaffar (40) from Auk Pyoma village in Maungdaw Township.


On that day, at about 10:30 am, after taking Kyat 1.5 million from his home, he was going to Bawli Bazaar market to return a loan to a friend from whom he borrowed money six months ago and to do some marketing. However, he was halted on the way by the police on patrol. Policemen checked his bag and found Kyat 1.5 million. He was stopped by the police when he reached Loung Don village in Maungdaw Township from his village.


After finding money, Maulana Jaffar was brought to Bawli Bazaar police station and was asked why he was taking such a huge amount. He was accused of money laundering.


However, the police officer of Bawli Bazaar police station returned Kyat 1.1 million to the victim and kyat 400,000 went to the pocket of the police  officer. Later he was released.


The victim was also threatened not to disclose it to the public, or else he would be punished, said a friend of the victim.


A village elder said, "Police are deployed for the security of the people, but they become robbers."