Police using foreign mobile to extort money in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Police in plain clothes had used Bangladeshi mobile phone to extort money from Rohingyas on September 15 at about 4:00pm in Khonzabill village under Maungdaw south, said Hashim Ullah, a local elder from the local. The victim Rohingyas are identified as Shamsu (20), son of Hossain Ahamed and Zalia Ahamed (18), son of Abdu Sukkur, hailed from Khonzabill village under the Ali Than Kyaw of Maungdaw Township.

A relative of Shamsu said that two policemen in civilian dresses went to Konzabill village, on their way, the policemen suddenly called the said Rohingya youths. After meeting, the policemen alleged them that they had been using Bangladeshi mobile phones.

On the spot, they wear beaten up and took a statement as using mobile phone by policemen, the relative further said.

According to sources, Shamsu and Hussain had no Bangladeshi mobile phones but policemen gave mobiles in their hands which was bring with them. Policemen used these method for extorting money.

However, policemen informed the village admin officer Sayed Alam of Khonzabill regarding the matter. Policemen demanded huge money for their release, but the admin officer solved the problem after giving Kyat 120,000 the policemen per head, said an aide of police.

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