News No.136/2015: Tuesday, September 01, 2015
THE army on Monday searched three houses belonging to Jumma villagers in Patachara Union under Ramgarh Upazila, Khagrachari as a massive army operation is underway involving several hundred soldiers.
According to sources, a group of army personnel from Manikchari sub-zone raided Kalapani village under Patachara Union at 1pm yesterday as part of the operation and carried out the searches.
The houses searched belong to Shanti Chakma, 70, son of late Nil Mohan Chakma, Gopal Chandra Chakma, 75, son of late Kamini Mohan Chakma and Gulchogi Chakma, 50, wife of late Mongol Dhan Chakma.
The military has been carrying out a combing operation in Matiranga, Guimara, Ramgarh, Manikchari, Sindukchari and Laxmichari areas since Sunday night.
It comes in the wake of land grabbing attempts in Ramgarh and Manikchari that sparked protests from Jumma villagers.----------------