News No. 50/2016: Tuesday, June 14, 2016
THE army on Sunday night searched two houses including that of a Union Council member in Ramgarh, Khagrachari district.
According to sources, a group of army men from Guimara sub zone raided the village of Kalapani in Ramgarh and carried out the searches in the small hours of June 13.
The houses searched belong to Manendra Chakma, a member of Patachara Union Council, and his neighbour Pratap Singh Chakma.
The soldiers turned the houses upside down, and while searching Pratap Singh Chakma's house they asked the inmates: 'Who came here yesterday? Who held a meeting here?'
However no incriminating materials were found during the hour-long search.
Manendra Chakma confirmed to the chtnews.com that his house and Pratap Singh Chakma's house were searched.
'I went to the camp in the morning today and asked the commander why they searched my house.' he said.
He said the commander admitted that 'it was a mistake.'
'The commander told me that my house was searched by mistake and that they had actually gone there to search another person's house.' Manendra added.