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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Four ethnic minority people 'held with arms'

Courtesy: New Age, Dhaka, National, 31 Aug 2010

Four ethnic minority people ‘held with arms’ . Rangamati

Four ethnic minority people were arrested reportedly with two firearms at Naniarchar in Rangamati on Sunday night.

The police said they were caught at 10:00pm from the office of United People’s Democratic Front, a political organisation of the ethnic minority people who is against the 1997 CHT Peace Accord.

The arrestees are Hill Women Federation’s district unit convenor Juthika Chakma, member Jotna Chakma, Hill Student Union’s Naniarchar College unit president Binoy Chakma and Titon Chakma.

Naniarchar police station officer-in-charge Abdul Razzak said the police recovered two homemade guns from them.

A case was filed under arms law against them.

Razzak said the four were produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrates’ Court of Rangamati on Monday, when the judge ordered them to be sent to jail rejecting their bail prayer.

Meanwhile, UPDF in a statement issued on Monday demanded their release and withdrawal of the case.

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