News No. 104/2013, Wednesday, September 11, 2013
THE army on Tuesday arrested two leaders of the Hill Students Council (PCP), a front organization of the UPDF, from a protest rally in Matiranga in Khagrachari district. However, both of them were released later.
The Hill Students Council leaders said they had organised a rally and a procession in Matiranga bazar to protest at an attack on Jumma villagers in Lama by illegal Bengali settlers that left several injured.
The protest demonstration was organized by Matiranga unit of the Hill Students’ Council.
When they were holding a rally at the hospital road area after a protest march, a group of army personnel led by Captain Wahiullah from Matiranga zone went up to them and disrupted the rally by snatching the banner from the PCP activists.
The soldiers also arrested Shubho Chakma, vice president of the PCP Matiranga Upazila unit and Probir Tripura, its general secretary, when they protested the army’s behaviour.
They were taken to Matiranga zone and subjected to psychological torture.
However, the army released them a few hours later.