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Friday, December 10, 2010

Six villagers arrested in Kudukchari

Six villagers arrested in Kudukchari

SIX Jumma villagers have been arrested in Kudukchari under Rangamati district.

They were on their way to attend a wedding ceremony in the village of
Kudukchari Nich Para when the arrest was made.

According to sources, they were arrested by army from Dharma Ghar area
at 11am today. The army gave no reason for the arrest.

They were first taken to Kudukchari army camp and then transferred to
Naniachar zone.

The arrested have been identified as Anupom Chakma, 20, son of Bijokko
Chakma, Bikashon Chakma, 20, son of Sonamoni Chakma, Dharma Raj
Chakma, 28, son of Randalya Chakma, Alo Bikash Chakma, 32, son of
Prassanna Kumar Chakma, Laxmi Kumar Chakma, 24, son of Benga Moni
Chakma and Baghya Chakma, 23, son of Sindhu Moni Chakma.

The first three are from the village of Pudichari while last three
from Gadochara village in Kudukchari.

Shanti Dev Chakma, chief organiser of UPDF Rangamati district unit, in
a statement issued to the media has condemned the arrest and demanded
their unconditional and immediate release.

“This arrest, on International Human Rights day, is a sad commentary
on human rights situation in the Chittagong Hill Tracts.” he said.

“It is imperative that the army and settlers be withdrawn from the CHT
in order to stop human rights abuses and establish democratic rights
of the people of the area.” he further commented.

source: chtnews.com

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