October 29, 2013
Maungdaw, Arakan State: Surveillance police officer hijacked a Rohingya in front of public from village market on September 27, said Hashim (not real name) from Myoma Khayoungdan village, Maungdaw.
Surveillance police officer U Toe Toe from Maungdaw police station arrested Anwer – a shopkeeper from Myoma Khayoungdan village market – with so called arrested warrant of 2012 for involvement of riot, said Hashim.
The surveillance police officer asked Anwer to follow to police station for investigation, but the police officer kept him at his home not in the Maungdaw police station, said an aide of police not to mention his name.
The police officer asked Anwer to pay 500000 kyats for release, otherwise he will send Anwer to police station for further investigation where he will be tortured, said the aide.
When relative of Anwer visited to Maungdaw police station, they didn’t find Anwer in the custody and onduty officer said no case was filed with name of Anwer, said a relative of victim.
But, the police officer agreed with 300000 kyats to release Anwer and no case will file against Anwer. Anwer was released on September 28 evening, the relative said.
The police officer from Maungdaw police station are taking advantage of so called warrant list which was ordered by Maungdaw court with the help of concerned authorities to harass Rohingya community after riot of 2012 June.