News No. 10/2018: Friday, January 26, 2018
AT LEAST six Jumma villagers were detained while one of them was tortured during an army operation in several villages in Kaokhali Upzila.
Three members of the Nobyo Mukhosh Bahini vigilante group accompanied the army during the operation that began on Monday night (January 22) and lasted till Wednesday morning.
According to sources, NMB chief Tapan Jyoti Chakma alias Borma and his cohorts Pandob Chakma alias Ronoy and Emon Chakma alias Abong were clad in military uniform.
‘They covered their faces with clothes, but we could recognize them,’ one villager told chtnews.com
The soldiers raided six villages – Talukdar Para, Ugolchari, Azhachari, Porapara, Naw-bhanga and Dobakaba.
They arrested Shantimoy Talukdar, 32, from Talukdar para, Bele Chakma, 25, from Ugolchari, Krishna Chakma, 27, from Porapara, Riten Chakma, 35, from Azhachari, Sonamoni Chakma, 38, from Naw-bhanga and Shashi Bhushan Chakma, 55, from Dobakaba.
Of them, Riten Chakma was able to flee away from Naw-bhanga stream, while Sonamoni Chakma was tortured by the vigilantes.
The rest of the detained Jummas were freed after the operation.