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Police extorting money from Rohingyas

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Crime investigate police
officer – U Than Htay- from Maungdaw police station is extorting huge amount of
money from Rohingyas by forcing them involvement in the murder of March 28,
according to an elder from Maungdaw.

“U Than Htay summoned all the fishing pound owners –
Bakagonena village tract and Itali village tract for investigate about the
murder of a Rohingya in the pound of government ( Immigration), but who appear
to the police station were arrested  and
harass to pay money.”

Abdul Naser – fishing pound owner from Kaliza Banga
village- was arrested on March 30 while he went to see U Than Htay and released
March 31 after taking huge amount of money from him, said a village admin
officer from Maungdaw.

“Acutely, no body know who killed the Rohingya in the
fishing pound and authority had given permission the Italiya villagers to bury
the dead body after investigated. So the villagers and all the fishing pound
owners help to bury the body.”

“But, the in charge police officer, U Than Htay, takes
the opportunity to extort money from fishing pound owners, calling them to his
office for investigate. But, he arrest who appear to his office where he
harassed the person to compile to pay the money.”

Similarly, the police officer, U Than Htay had taken
huge amount money from MaungNi village to give statement that the villagers
were not arrest in the conflict time and arrested in their home early morning
in the village ( Maung Ni), said an elder from the village.

“But, U Than Htay had given the statement , he
arrested the six villagers in the conflict area,  not in village.”

The police officer and police personnel  arrested the villagers from their homes in
early morning, not conflict area – the riot of June 8 at Maungdaw road and near
the junction of Kanyi ( Clock tower), said a trader from Maungdaw who was
eyewitness of arresting the villagers in Maung Ni village.

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