Police harass Rohingya villagers in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Border Guard Police (BGP) of Burma of Marawaddy camp is harassing the Rohingya villagers in Maungdaw south recently, Mohin from Maungdaw said.
On July 14, a group of police personnel went to Madiana Para (village) and entered Hashim’s house to arrest Hashim but they arrested his brother’s wife as Hashim (40), son of Dudu Meah was not present at home, he further said.

During the raid, police found some timbers, which were kept in the compound to renovate the house. The police seized these timbers and kept it to another house. But, the timbers had not been brought to the BGP camp, Nunu, another villager said.

Later on, Hashim’s brother’s wife was brought to Marawaddy BGP camp and detained there. However, her relatives including village elders went to the BGP camp to release her. After three hours of detention in the camp, she was released without taking money, but on condition that Hashim will be presented in the BGP camp within two days, Nunu more added.

Nobody knows, why did the BGP personnel go to the village to arrest Hashim?, said  local villagers.

Even so, Hashim didn’t meet with the BGP officer of Marawaddy so far, he is still hiding in the village, said a relative of the victim.

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