By Rohingya Eye
August 13, 2014
Maungdaw, Arakan: The Myanmar Border Police (BGP) in southern Maungdaw arbitrarily arrest and torture innocent Rohingyas for ransom, causing severe difficulties among the local Rohingyas, according to the sources.
Similarly, the Police arrested three innocent Rohingyas on August 5 in Thawan Chaung village and released them only after extorting huge amounts of money from them.
“Border Guard Police (BGP) of Inn Dinn (Aan Daang) station arbitrarily arrested three Rohingya passers-by at Thawan Chaung (also called Bossara Village) village in southern Maungdaw around 10PM on August 5. Having extorted humongous amounts of money from each of them, the police released them on the next day (i.e. August 6). They are:
1) Khayas (son of) Fazal Hoque (of age 25) hails from Thawan Chaung, Kyat 250,000 extorted
2) Salimullah (son of) Hashim (of age 18) hails from Thawan Chaung, Kyat 300,000 extorted
3) Dil Mohammed (son of) Nabi Hussein (of age 50) hails from Ko Dan Kauk in Rathedaung Township and came to Thawan Chaung to cultivate paddy, Kyat 200,000 extorted” said a local Rohingya of the village.
“The Police arrested them under the false accusation of roaming outside in curfew time post 11:00PM. However, it was just 10:00PM when they were arrested.
They often arrest and torture innocent Rohingya people abusing the power and authority given to them” he added.