Hill Voice, 21 April 2020, Rangamati: Today, on 21 April, Thursday at around 8.40 am, a group of army of approximately 10/12 personnel led by Warrant Officer Anwar from Jaksha Bazar Army Camp in Jurachhari sadar had surrounded the house of Amardhan Chakma s/o late Hamesh Kumar Chakma at Dhamaipara of Ward No. 2 of Banjogichhara Union under Jurachari upazila in Rangamati district.
However, the army members could not enter the house as there was no one there. It is learnt that Amardhan Chakma is the Agriculture Affairs Secretary of Jurachari Branch of Parbatya Chattagram Juba Samity.
It is also learnt that a group of army numbering 30/35 personnel from Rajmoni Para camp is carrying out patrolling at teak garden area of Advocate Mrinal Kanti Chakma at Badalchari under Jibtali union of Rangamati Sadar upazila today in the evening.
On the other, Anal Chakma arrested by army yesterday was handed over to Nanyachar police station and followed by sending to Rangamati jail in the evening on Wednesday (20 April). He was entangled in a fabricated extortion case, sources said.
After signing of CHT Accord 1997 between the government and PCJSS to solve the CHT crisis by political and peaceful means, the then Awami League government promulgated ‘Operation Uttoron’ – a kind of military rule in 2001.
It is by merit of ‘Operation Uttoron’, the army, in one hand, is doing away with campaigns of illegal arrests, persecution, torture, sending to jail, searching houses, harassing every now and then, while taking absolute control on civil administration, law & order, development, judiciary, etc. on the other.