News No.177/2015: Wednesday, December 02, 2015
AT least seven Jumma activists were arrested yesterday as an alliance of eight Jumma organizations blocked roads in Khagrachari district to press home their demand for release of their arrested leaders including Hill Women’s Federation president Nirupa Chakma.
During the half-day district-wide blockade, which passed off peacefully, the law enforcement personnel arrested five activists at Alutila and one each in Panchari and Dighinala Upazilas.
According to sources in Matiranga, the army raided a house in Hridoy Member Para at Alutila at 3am and arrested five PCP leaders from there.
The arrested PCP leaders include Dipankar Tripura, general secretary of PCP Matiranga Upazila branch; Pradeep Tripura, former GS of PCP Matiranga Pilot High School branch; Batta Tripura, vice president of PCP Matiranga Pilot High School branch and Suresh Chakma and Nayan Chakma, president and general secretary of PCP Matiranga College branch respectively.
They were taken to Matiranga zone headquarters after the arrest.
In Dighinala, another PCP activist and a student of Dighinala Degree College, Rupen Chakma, was arrested from near Dighinala Girls High School while he was on his way home after the blockade ended at 12 noon.
And in Panchari, a local Jumma youth named Antar Chakma was reported to have been arrested from Nalkaba area.---------------