Conspiring false case filed against 16 persons including 3 arrested students by army in Jurachari


Hill Voice, 6 May 2024, Rangamati: At last, the 3 student leaders of Parbatya Chattagram Pahari Chattra Parishad (PCP) detained by the Bangladesh Army in Jurachari of Rangamati district were shown arrest entangling in false case. A total 16 persons including the said 3 student leaders along with 13 others and another 20/25 unnamed persons were entangled in the case.

The 3 arrested student leaders are – General Secretary of Jurachari Branch of PCP Rupam Chakma, Organizing Secretary Suren Chakma and Information and Publicity Secretary Roni Chakma. Rupam Chakma is from Jamerchari village of Ward No. 2 under Maidung union of Jurachari, Suren Chakma is from Panchari village of Ward No 6 of the same union and Roni Chakma is from Baraituli village of Ward No. 2 under Banjogichara union.

It is to be noted that on May 4, 2024, the 3 victims Rupam Chakma, Suren Chakma and Roni Chakma were arrested from Jurachari sadar area by the army personnel of Jakkha Bazar army camp under the Banajogichara army zone of Jurachari Upazila without any complaint or warrant. At that time, they were returning home after campaigning for the chairman candidate Suresh Kumar Chakma contesting in the ongoing 5th Upazila Parishad election. Not only that, on April 26, 2024, the said students were detained for three hours at the Jakkha Bazar camp check post and subjected to unnecessary interrogation and harassment.

With false allegation and making up stories that Tk 10,000, extortion receipts, 10 pieces of Yaba tablets and some mobile phones were recovered from their possessions and by force and using death threat to have involvement in extortion, a case has been conspiratorially filed against the 3 student leaders with Jurachari Police Station during their detention by army, on May 5. The plaintiff of the case is an intelligent agent of Jakkha Bazar Army Camp sergeant No. 4504143 Md. Rabiul Islam.

The said case No-02, date- 05/05/2024, Section 386/387/34 Penal Code was registered with Jurachari Police Station.

It is known that apart from the 3 student leaders, deliberately and intentionally 13 more people were named as fugitive accused.

Those 13 persons are- (1) Subarna Chakma, son of- unknown, address- Chakpatighat, Banjogichara Union 2; (2) Milan Chakma, son of- unknown, address- Banajogichara; (3) Tuju Chakma, son of-unknown, address- Shilchari, Maidung Union; (4) Antar Chakma, son of- unknown, address- Fakirachari, Maidung Union; (5) Kusum Chakma, son of- unknown, address- Dumdumya; (6) Kanel Chakma, son of- Unknown, address- Dumdumya; (7) Mithun Chakma, son of- unknown, address-Lulangchari, Jurachari Union; (8) Hridoy Chakma, son of- Unknown, address- Upakchari; (9) Batya Chakma, son of- unknown, address- Banajogichara; (10) Kanak Chakma, son of- unknown, address-Fakirachari, Maidung; (11) Ananda Chakma, son of- Unknown, address- Samiraghat, Jurachari Union; (12) Bipak Chakma, son of- unknown, address- dumdumya; (13) Sanjib Chakma, son of- Unknown, address- Bagakhali, Dumdumya Union.

It is to be noted, the Rangamati Distract Branch of PCP demanding immediate and unconditional release of the 3 arrested student leaders and the withdrawal of military rule called ‘Operation Uttoran’ organized a protest march and demonstration on May 5, at around 3 pm, in Rangamati. After the event, a memorandum was also submitted to the Prime Minister through the Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) on behalf of the organization.

Besides, today (May 6), the Central Committee of PCP issued a press statement protesting the unjust detention of the victims and demanding their unconditional release.

Reportedly, the 3 victims have been produced before the Rangamati Judicial Magistrate Court today.