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Victim of Bangladesh Army Torture

On 4 August 2008 a group of Bangladesh army personnel led by Capt. Tanvir demanded few chickens from Buddhist villagers Mr. Tonchongya of Belaichari. When Mr. Tonchongya refused the Muslim soldiers of Bangladesh army blind folded him and tortured him resulting in the fracture of his right leg. Thereafter Tanvir forced the local village chief Anil Chandra Tonchongya and Doctor Priya Dorshi to sign a statement stating that Mr. Tonnyapu Tonchongya got his leg fractured while running away from the army.


Bangladesh army arrest PCJSS activist with fabricated allegation

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On 5 May 2007, Bangladesh army from Dighinala zone arrested senior PCJSS leader Mr. Tatindra Lal Chakma (55) (Central Committee member of PCJSS) from his home of Khagrachari municipality. At first two army personnel in civilian clothes went to his house and told him that Zone Commander of Dighinala zone has invited him to go to zone office. Hence, Tatindra Lal Chakma went along with these army personnel. But when he reached at zone office, he was arrested and falsely charged for extortion. It is learnt that recently some miscreants allegedly extorted TK 26,000 from Grammen Bank office at Babuchara under Dighinala in Khagrachari district. Moreover, the miscreants demanded more than TK 250,000. Consequently the Babuchara branch office of Grameen Bank was closed. With this backdrop, the head of the Grammen Bank, Nobel laureate Dr. Yunus informed the Chief Adviser of present Caretaker Government of Bangladesh for necessary action. The Chief Adviser's office ordered the Dighinala army zone to take necessary action. Hence, without taking any proper investigation, Mr. Tatindra Lal Chakma was arrested, though there was no case or allegation against Mr. Tatindra Lal Chakma at any police station. Mr. Tatindra Lal Chakma is an honest leader in PCJSS. So, the arrest of Mr. Chakma is nothing but the repress the indigenous people by using the State of Emergency.

On same day (5 May 2007) in the morning one small business owner named Nagor Chakma was arrested for this incident. The Bangladesh army fabricated a case against Nagor Chakma and Tatindra Lal Chakma in connection with the extortion. Both Tatindra Lal Chakma and Nagor Chakma were handed over to Dighinala police station at the evening of 5 May and produced before Khagrachari magistrate on 6 May and sent to jail.


Sources:

PCJSS (Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti)
E-mail: pcjss.org@gmail.com, pcjss@hotmail.com
Website: pcjss-cht.org

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