News No. 77/2014, Sunday, September 14, 2014
THE Bengali labourers employed by BGB Battalion 51, which is embroiled in a land dispute with local Jumma inhabitants, attempted to attack Mukullya Chakma, 50, when he protested the encroachment of his land at Shashi Mohan Karbari Para under Dighinala Union No. 4 in Dighinala Upazila on Friday, 12 September.
The Bengali labourers under order from the BGB tried to attack him with dao (machete), axe and sticks when he protested the cutting of his hilly land.
It is to be noted that the BGB Battalion 51 had occupied 45 acres of land belonging to Jumma inhabitants including Mukullya Chakma in May.
The forcible occupation resulted in the displacement of 21 Jumma families who have taken shelter at Babuchara High School.
The victims filed a writ petition against the unlawful occupation of their land and the High Court ordered a status quo, banning any activity by BGB at the occupied land.
But the BGB continue to flout the High Court order.