Death threats by Reformist and UPDF (Democratic) terrorists over elections in Baghaichari

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Hill Voice, 7 June 2024, Rangamati: The Reformist JSS and UPDF (Democratic) terrorists supporting chairman candidate Sudarshan Chakma are allegedly threatening to kill and abduct local people including several public representatives to get votes for Sudarshan in Baghaichari Upazila of Rangamati district.

Reportedly, either in person or over mobile phone however possible, the terrorist commanders of the said outfits have insisted on voting for Sudarshan Chakma instead of his rival Upazila chairman candidate Olive Chakma.

According to local sources, on June 4, 2024 at around 11 a.m, Apan Chakma (mobile number 01878749278) known as the assistant company commander of the Reformist JSS armed group went to Niran Chakma’s house in North Pablakhali village of Baghaichari and sent for Biltu Chakma, Chairman of Khedarmara Union Parishad. After arrival of Biltu Chakma in Niran Chakma’s house, the terrorist commander ordered Biltu Chakma to leave his house and village by that day (May 4). The terrorist commander raised the allegation over Biltu Chakma of campaigning for Olive Chakma instead of Sudarshan Chakma.

Apan Chakma, the commander of the terrorists, threatened to kill Biltu Chakma if he would not leave his house and told him that he would not be able to cast his vote in the elections. Besides, Apan Chakma threatened to kidnap and kill the people of the area if Sudarshan Chakma would not win the election.

It is also reported, Ananda Chakma, (mobile No. 01834140809) and Asim Priya Chakma (mobile number- 01612407817) known as the commanders of the UPDF (Democratic) armed group, threatened over mobile to kill chairman of Sajek Union Parishad Atulal Chakma if he works for Olive Chakma.

Besides, Olive Chakma supporters are reported to be unable to employ agents in 3 centers of Rupkari Union and Naba Nalanda Government Primary School Center of Bangaltali Union for fear of Reformist and UPDF (Democratic) terrorist death threat.

It should be noted that Baghaichari Upazila Parishad election will be held on June 9. Sudarshan Chakma supported by the Reformist and UPDF (democratic) group, and Olive Chakma supported by other parties including the PCJSS are contesting for the post of chairman.