Arrest and Abduction in Bangladesh
Dhaka: Bangladesh police arrested five Burmese citizens on Tuesday night as they were intruding into Bangladesh territory, according to a report from the Daily Star.
The report said the five were arrested by police at a village in Lama Township in Bandarban District in the Chittagong Hill Tract, when the group was looking for shelter in the village.
The Burmese citizens were identified as Nurul Alam, 30, Ziaur Rahman, 22, Sayedul Alam, 18, Abdul Hakim, 29, and Zafar, 20. All are reportedly from Buthidaung Township, 80 miles north of Sittwe.
According to a police source, they were produced yesterday in court and sent to jail.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh security forces, including the army, are undertaking an operation near the Burmese border to search for two construction laborers in order to rescue them from an armed group.
The two construction laborers – 40-year-old Alam Majhi, and 29-year-old Shabbir from Roanchari Township – were abducted by an armed group on Tuesday night and taken to an unknown location.
The report said the armed group had identified themselves as members of the Democracy Party of Arakan.
According to a local source, DPA has not been active in the border area for years since many of its members surrendered to the Burmese junta, but local miscreants in the area have been committing crimes under the name of the DPA.