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Two UPDF members, one villager arrested in Belaichari

News No. 136/2008, August 12, 2008

Two members of the United People’s Democratic Front (UPDF) and an innocent villager had been arrested in Belaichari under Rangamati district yesterday.

A group of army personnel led by Major Fakruddin of Digholchari zone made the arrest around 4 pm while the UPDF members were on their way to the village of Down Nuopara for an interview with Ms Shanti Devi Chakma, 40, who was reportedly raped on 4 August by some army soldiers.

The arrested UPDF members are Tarun Kumar Tonchongya, 28, s/o Phuleshwar Tonchongya of village Moghachari Moanpara under Moidong Union in Jurachari Upazila and Nagor Chakma alias Kammuo, 22, s/o Ajit Kumar Chakma of village West Dewan Para under Sabekyong Union in Naniachar Upazila.

They were arrested from a shop at Amtola in Belaichari Sadar.

Later, the soldiers also arrested a villager named Sukh Moni Chakma (19) s/o Tarani Chakma from Rajdhan Chara village under Belaichari Sadar Union.

At 9 pm the arrested Jummas were handed over to Belaichari police station and a case (No. 1, 11 August 2008) was filed against them under section 19A of the Arms Act.

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