News No. 44/2014, Monday, June 30, 2014
The seven Jumma villagers arrested following a protest against forcible land acquisition for a BGB battalion headquarters in Dighinala have been denied bail for the forth time, court sources say.
The Cognizance Court of Magistrate Saiful Alam Chowdhury turned down their plea for bail when they were produced before the court at 12:30pm today.
Among these seven people are two women in their sixties and fifties and a 16-year-old school girl, who passed SSC exams this year and is waiting to be admitted to a college.
The rest are elderly men, who had no part in the protest demo.
The 16-year-old girl, Apsari Chakma, burst into tears when she saw her mother in the court room. She was brought in from Hathazari Samaj Seba Kendra, a reformatory centre for juvenile offenders in Chittagong.
She and the other women were arrested from Khagrachari Sadar Hospital while undergoing treatment for injuries they sustained during the 10 June brutal BGB-police joint attack on them.
Advocates Ashutosh Chakma, Samari Chakma, Ratan Chowdhury and Abul Hassan filed bail petitions on their behalf.