Border Guard Police Arbitrarily Extort Money from Rohingyas
By Rohingya Eye
Maungdaw, Arakan State (Rohingya Vision) – The Burmese Border Guard Police locally known as BGP has been extorting money from the local Rohingyas under arbitrary accusations in southern Maungdaw for months now, the local sources report.
The BGP force led by their commander in Thinbaw Kway (Kullon) village in southern Maungdaw has extorted money from the following local people in the recent days.
Case #1 The BGP extorted Kyat 100,000 from Rashid Ahmed Fazal 22, on 16 December under the accusation of staying in another house in the village without their permission.
Case #2 The BGP extorted Kyat 100,000 from Mv Kasim Hamidullah, 27, on December 12 under a false accusation of involving in human trafficking.
Case #3 The BGP extorted Kyat 200,000 from Abdul Majid Abu Bakar Siddique, 52, on December 12 under a false accusation of involving in human trafficking. The BGP has extorted money from him a few times earlier as well. Therefore, he has become hopeless and feeling like leaving his home forever due to the persecution.
Case #4 The BGP extorted Kyat 300,000 from Ridhwan Abu Sayed, 18, under the accusation of involving in a scuffle with a co-villager of his on December 11 although the administrator had solved the minor scuffle and mediated peace between the people involved. Abu Sayed is an orphan and currently doing high school.
It has been reported that the BGP raided the residence of Mv Shakat Ullah Iliyas 25, on December 16. Although nothing illegal was found in the raid, they are find fault in him so that they can extort money from him.
The Border Guard Police (BGP) mostly deployed in Rohingya populated area have long been known as persecution of the Rohingya people, beating them and for treating the money extortion as a legal means to earn money. No higher Burmese authorities take actions the barbaric Border Guard Police.
[Edited by M.S. Anwar]
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