Special unit of RAB may be deployed in CHT if situation deteriorates: Tuku
Courtesy: UNBconnect, Dhaka, September 25, 2010 23:33 PM
Rangamati, Sept 25 (UNB) - State Minister for Home Shamsul Haq Tuku has given a broad hint of deploying special unit of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in the Chittagong Hill Tracts in view of deteriorating law and order situation.
Speaking at a meeting of the Rangamati law and order committee today he expressed dissatisfaction at the situation in the region. He told the district leaders that the government has plan for deployment of special unit of RAB in case the situation deteriorated.
Reviewing the situation Tuku said recovery of illegal arms is a continuous process. The law enforcing agencies have been advised to see none could indulge in using illegal firearms to destabilize the situation.
The meeting over, the State Minister talked to reporters. Replying to a volley of questions he did not rule out declaring any group or party illegal in Chittagong Hill Tracts. “If their activities are found against the peace of the region or against the nation, they will be banned,” he said.
It was pointed out at the meeting that a section of tribal under the banner of UPDF has been trying to destabilize the situation.
Rangamati Parbattya Zila Parishad chairman Nikhil Kumar Chakma, DC Sourendra Nath Chakraborty, Police Super Maud-ul-Hasan, elite of the town and journalists took part in the meeting.
Meanwhile, Adivasi Forum and Manabendra Larma Memorial Foundation jointly held a human chain in front of DCS office. The human chain lasting six hours demanded constitutional recognition of the tribals of the country.