News No. 36/2015, Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The eleven Jummas including a college girl arrested during a crackdown on foot marchers in Dighinala on Sunday have been sent to jail.
A judicial magistrate in Khagrachari on Monday refused to grant them bail and ordered that they be sent to jail.
They were produced before the court in a case filed with Dighinala police station on charges of creating obstruction to government officials in performing their duties.
The case was filed by Israfil Majumder, an inspector of police, after the army and police barred the marchers from proceeding towards BGB 51 Battalion which they claim was responsible for land grab and eviction of 21 Jumma families in Dighinala.
A total of 800 Jummas have been accused in the case, with 56 of them being named in the first information report.
The arrested Jummas have been identified as Shanti Bikash Chakma (22) of Joutha Khamar No. 1 in Boalkhali, Shyamalendu Chakma (31), Purno Raj Chakma (27) and Anil Bikash Chakma (22) from Tarabonia, Chuklu Chakma (18) and Sadhan Bikash Chakma (18) from Duluchari; Suman Chakma (22) and Ripon Chakma (25) from Nuopara in Babuchara; Rup Kumar Chakma (37) from North Milonpur; Bhagyo Dhan Chakma (23) from Headman Para in Chongrachari and Lilu Chakma (18), a student of Dighinala college and a member of the Hill Womens’ Federation (UPDF).