News No.173/2015 Thursday, November 19, 2015
SIX Jummas including an organizer of the UPDF Khagrachari district unit have been arrested in Khagrachari, according to sources.
A group of plainclothes security personnel arrested Pratim Chakma, Organizer of UPDF Khagrachari district Unit, at 12:30 pm today from a shop near Doshobal Buddist temple in North Khabongpujjay of the town.
The others arrested include Ziko Tripura, organising secretary of the Democratic Youth Forum, Nikash Chakma, organising secretary of the PCP Khagrachari Govt. College Unit, Swapon Chakma, a businessman, and Manik Dhan Chakma, the owner of the shop where the arrests have been made.
The security personnel also tortured Manik Dhan Chakma and Konkon Chakma alias Jallya, a resident of the area.
In another drive the army arrested Ronju Chakma alias Khokan from his home at Ananta Master Para of Naranghia at 2:30 pm.
Ranju is the finance secretary of the Huang Boi-O-Ba, a community library at Swanirbhor, Khagrachari town.
All the arrestees have been taken to Khagrachari Zone headquarters, sources have added.
Pradipan Khisha, chief organizer of UPDF Khagrachari district unit, has condemned the arrest as a flagrant violation of human rights and demanded their immediate and unconditional release.---------------