Village head arrested by police

Maungdaw, Arakan State:  A villager was arrested by police of Maungdaw Town on September 4, while he was going to the Maungdaw Town market.  He is the head of the hundred houses (Rainn Gown) of his village, said a close relative of the victim.
The arrestee was identified as Abul Hussain (50), son of Hamza, hailed from Ward N0.5 of Maungdaw Town.

He was arrested by the police officer U Maung Kyaw Than accompanied by three other police personnel.  After arrest, he was taken to the Maungdaw police station and his whereabouts is still unknown, said one of the relatives of the victim.

“A Town dweller said that he was arrested over the allegation that he was involved in the recent riots, which was occurred on June 8, at Maungaaw.”

Similarly, Mohamed Isque son of Hasson shrif of Myoma Khayoungdan village , was arrested today morning with false allegation of involved in the recent riots by police officer  Aung Kyaw Than from his home, according to his family.

“Police get a good chance to arrest Rohingya people, which is  recent riots between Rakhine and Rohingya communities .They ( police)  arrests Rohingya whom they want or they meet on the road and filed  with false and fabricated cases against them and send to jail or release after taking money. The higher authorities also let them to do any crimes against the Rohingya people, according to a local elder from Maungdaw.

In Maungdaw Town, the police officers such as— U Aung Kyaw Than, Tu Tu, U Hla Thein, U Aung Kyaw Kant and U Thet Naing Soe —- are the most notorious officers  and  give troubles to the Rohingya community. Daily, they arbitrary arrest, torture and extort money from the Town dwellers. They become heroes and rich men in Maungdaw Town. The higher concerned authorities did not take any action against them.  It is responsible for Arakan State police officer and the Home Minister of Burma, said a businessman from the locality who denied to be named.

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