News No. 19/2014, Wednesday, May 28, 2014
THE Bengali settlers have filed a case against twelve Jummas over the Rissho Kosei-kai centre in Betchari of Khagrachari district, the foundation stone of which they had destroyed earlier on 8 May.
In following up on the case, a group of police personnel and illegal Bengali settlers yesterday went to Betchari to arrest the accused Jummas.
The accused in the case are Kirti Moy Chakma, Biro Bahu Chakma, Anika Ranjan Chakma, Satyo Brata Chakma, Sunil Kanti Chakma, Sumoti Chakma, Sonadhan Chakma, Sundor Mohan Chakma, Santosh Chakma, Novel Chakma, Mano Ranjan Chakma and Milon Chakma.
It is to be noted that on 23 January 2013, a Japanese citizen, Reverend Aritomi Mitsuyuki, Minister of Rissho Kosei-kai, Bangladesh, while on a visit to Betchari, expressed his desire to set up a branch of his organization in the CHT.
Since that time, he has continued to grant stipends to ten poor students of the area.
This year, on 9 January, Reverend Aritomi Mitsuyuki again visited the site for a branch office of his organization and ordered fruit and other trees to be planted on the land in this rainy season.
On 28 March, the Buddhist devotees cleared the area by voluntary labour.
On 19 April, Reverend Aritomi Mitsuyuki laid the foundation stone of a new branch of the Rissho Kosei-kai at Betchari.