Sunday, May 19, 2013

Four Jumma villagers arrested in Matiranga

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News No. 48/2013, Sunday, May 19, 2013

FOUR innocent Jumma villagers have been arrested by Border Guards Bangladesh in Matiranga Upazila under Khagrachari district.

According to sources, a group of BGB personnel from Palashpur Zone raided Takarmoni Para village under Gomati Union No. 3 in the small hours, 2am to be exact, today, 19 May, and arrested them.

Two members of the Santu Lamra faction of the JSS accompanied the BGB during the arrest, sources added.

No reasons have been given for the arrest, and nothing is known where they are being held either.

The arrested Jummas have been identified as Sandhya Kumar Tripura, 42, son of Korna Moni Tripura, Ranjit Kumar Tripura, 55, son of late Japan Kumar Tripura, his two sons Bancha Tripura, 23 and Sukhi Ranjan Tripura.

The UPDF in a statement has condemned the arrest of the innocent villagers and demanded their immediate release.

“Attacks, torture and harassment of innocent Jumma people in the CHT and especially in Matiranga-Ramgarh-Guimara areas are on the rise, reminding us of the pre-CHT accord situation.” Pradipan Khisha, organizer of UPDF Khagrachari district unit, said in the statement.

He called on the government to put an end to such attacks and torture on the Jumma people.
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