Maungdaw, Arakan State: Police officer from Maungdaw police station entered to a public compound without holding search warrant on December 2, morning, according to a relative of victim.
“U Tin Hla, the police officer entered the compound of Rafique – a teashop owner – without search warrant and arrested Rafique and his son.”
The police officer filed a case which was complained by two Rakhine women –municipal cleaner- for throwing pebble to them from the teashop, but no one was hit by pebble, said an elder from Maungdaw.
“The teashop was situated near the clock tower junction and it is only Rohingya teashop at the junction and the police officer is from Rathedaung native.”
In the evening, the father and son were released after taking 300,000 kyat.
“We are not involved throwing pebble and it was not hit to them, the Rakhine women made false allegation to harass to us.”
Similarly, Khin Zaw -Township judge – and his son Than zaw who drive a car hit a bicycle owned by a Rohingya near clock tower at about 4:00pm, said the owner of bicycle.
“I had parked my bicycle beside the road and the judge’s car also parked, but after a while the car hit my bicycle without any fault from my side. The police who are duty at the junction, left the place after accident. Where is the law and order for Rohingya in Maungdaw. A judge can do whatever he want, no one take action for crime.”