Army’s harassing operation intensified, helipad construction destroying Jum farm

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Hill Voice, 4 June 2024, Rangamati: It is alleged that Bangladesh Army have conducted harassing patrol operations and constructed a helipad by destroying paddy of a Jum farm of local Jumma in Maidung Union of Jurachhari Upazila of Rangamati district.

According to local sources, on June 1, 2024, a group of army of 85 personnel led by Captain Sayed and Captain Asif from Banjogichara army zone in Banjogichara union of Jurachari went on a patrol operation to Beltala area of Ward No. 6 of Maidung Union and Janata Para village of Ward No. 5 of Jurachari Sadar Union.

Army personnel are reported to be in the area till 9:30 am today (June 4).

Reportedly, the army personnel took away all the mobile phones of the Jumma villagers of Beltala and Janta Para and kept them in their custody. This caused massive disruption in people’s essential communication and daily activities.

Besides, army personnel are known to have destroyed the newly planted paddy of Jum farm at Beltala belonging Indra Mohan Chakma (55), son of late Nanga Chakma and constructed a helipad there.

Later, today around 10 a.m the army personnel left Beltala area.