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UPDF members arrested in Baghaihat, Rangamati distrcit

Hill Watch Human Rights Forum
NEWS No. 39/2007, September24, 2007

Two members of the United People’s Democratic Front (UPDF) and a villager have been arrested from Bhuio Adam village of Aagalachara in Bhagaihat under Baghaichari Upazilla of Rangamati district.

The UPDF members identified as Suman Chakma (20) s/o Badichan Chakma of village Jhagarabil under Baghaichari and Enjoy Chakma (20) of Merung under Dighinala Thana and a villager named Kalayan Chakma (22) s/o Ananta Chakma of Aghalachara, were arrested at around 8 a.m. yesterday when a group of army personnel from Baghaihat zone raided the village.

They were taken to the camp, severely beaten up and were forced to confess to having possessed firearms.

After extracting forced confession, the army personnel took them back to the village, but failed to recover any firearms.

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