Though ‘terrorists’ including Chhamiuddin managed to flee the scene, sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the four people including the bullet-hit one were detained with their arms…reports Asian Lite News
Four members of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) were detained with a huge amount of arms and ammo in the Ukhiya upazila of Cox’s Bazar, according to United News of Bangladesh (UNB).
Bangladesh-based News agency reported that the Armed Police Battalion (APBN) detained four persons, who were identified as Md Jobayer (20), Nur Mohammad (25), Jamila Begum (48) and Bibi (16). All the detainees are the residents of different blocks of the Rohingya camps in the upazila, according to UNB.
According to the police media release signed by Syed Harunur Rashid, under the commander of 14-APBN, the battalion conducted a drive at block G in camp No.7 on information that 10 to 15 ARSA members including ‘terrorist Chhamiuddin’ were staying there.
Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the miscreants allegedly opened fire on the APBN members forcing them to retaliate with bullets, it said, adding that a ‘terrorist’ sustained bullet injury in the incident.
As a consequence of the gunfight, the APBN members also conducted another drive at block C in camp No.5 when they came to know that the ARSA operatives including Chhamiuddin were staying there, reported UNB.
Though ‘terrorists’ including Chhamiuddin managed to flee the scene, sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the four people including the bullet-hit one were detained with their arms.
Four locally-made one-shooter guns, 30 rounds of bullets from a Chinese rifle, 27 rounds of pistol bullets, five cartridges of a shotgun, three blank magazines, four walkie-talkies, five mobile phone sets and one knife were recovered from the house, according to the APBN.
A process was underway to file a case against them in this connection at the local police station, it added, according to UNB.
Recenlty, a member of the ARSA militant group was killed along with a woman during a gunfight with Bangladeshi security forces at a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar district, authorities said.
The incident took place on Friday at the Ukhiya Rohingya refugee camp.
Armed Police Battalion (APBn) official Farooq Ahmed said the militant was identified ARSA commander Mohammad Hashim (32), and the woman as 50-year-old Noor Haba.
Both were residents of the camp.
Ahmed said that the APBn members conducted a raid in the area after receiving a tip-off about the presence of 20-25 militants on the hilly slope of Rohingya Camp No 18, Block No 17L.
On sensing the presence of police, the militant group’s members started firing indiscriminately.
Haba was killed in the firing.
One of the militants was caught, but the others managed to escape.
According to Ahmed, Hasim was involved in various crimes including murders, drug dealing, kidnapping and extortion in the Rohingya camp. (ANI/IANS)