The village head Salamat Ullah brought 15 policemen from the camp of Sector-9, Taung Bazar and arbitrarily arrested some villagers on false accuse of re-entering into the country form abroad at Friday midnight, on 22 July. Then they were detained in the office of village head temporarily to demand money on release.
Some of the arrested Rohingyas were
released on extortion of 200 thousands Kyats each. But there were a few
poor, who could not fulfilled their demand, taken to the lock-up of BGP
and eventually, were sent to the court of Buthidaung filing a case of
illegal border cross. Of them, Subahaan, aged 70, is the only bread
earner of the whole family working as a day labourer. Since his arrest,
his family left no choice except begging.
BGP instigate the village head to
create such cases against innocent Rohingya people so that they can
extort money that continues on poor Rohingyas, he added.