Sunday, May 06, 2012

Army conducts house searches in Sajek
News No. 26/2012, May 06, 2012

MEMBERS of the Bangladesh Army conducted house searches in the village of Gangaram Doar in Sajek under Baghaichari Upazila of Rangamati district, locals said. However, no arrest was made.

The incident took place on 2 May. According to villagers, a group of soldiers led by a captain from Baghaihat zone raided Gangaram Doar and searched the houses of Joti Lal Chakma, 54, son of late Golok Chan Chakma and Milon Chakma (35) son of Shishir Chakma.

The former is the Karbari (chief) of Gangaram Doar village.

Milon Chakma’s wife Rita Chakma told “On that day, two vehicles’ load of troops pulled up near the passengers’ shed. Later they encircled our house.”

“At one point, the commander of the group asked my husband whether he would be allowed to enter the house. When my husband gave him permission, he entered the house and searched the inside.” she continued.

She further said that the soldiers had also interrogated two youths in their house about their identity.

As nothing incriminating was found during the searches, the soldiers returned to their camp.

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