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Military raid in Atarakchara under Longadu

On 28 July 2005 at mid-night a group of army from Maini Mukh zone headquarter of 26 Bengal conducted operation at Daine Atarakchara area. In this operation, the army rounded up the houses of following villagers:

1)      Mr. Dayanidi Chakma, Assistant Organising Secretary of PCJSS Longadu branch;

2)      Mr. Shanti Ranjan Chakma s/o Anadi Kumar Chakma

3)      Mr. Anadi Ranjan Chakma s/o late Goladhan Chakma

But the army searched the houses and destroyed valuables. They got nothing illegal in the house and hence the following persons were arrested from the house of Dayanidi Chakma:

1)      Mr. Dayanidi Chakma s/o late Debendra Chakma, Assistant Organising Secretary of PCJSS Longadu branch;

2)      Mr. Jyotish Jiban Chakma s/o late Laxmi Kumar Chakma of Daine Longadu village

3)      Mr. Anil Kanti Chakma a/o Bira Bara Chakma of Chenginala of Mahalchari upazila.

Among them, Anil Kanti Chakma and Jyotish Jiban Chakma have been staying at Dayanidi Chakma’s house as house tutor and daily labourer respectively. They were handed over to Longadu police station in connection with illegal toll collection along with three receipt books of Unity Club, Kathina Chibar Danotsab (a Buddhist holly day) and Hill District Council (toll collection book). In fact, these receipt books were not found at the house of Dayanidi Chakma while these were also not illegal on the other. At the last, Dayanidi Chakma and Jyotish Jiban Chakma were released, but Anil Kanti Chakma was taken into Rangamati to produce at the court. Anil Kanti Chakma was tortured by the army.

Source: PCJSS



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