By MYARF & MZ ׀ Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Maungdaw, Arakan ׀ rvisiontv.com
Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) wantonly make up stories and conspire in order to torture innocent Rohingyas and extort money from them, making them suffer a lot in their daily lives, local Rohingyas in Maungdaw reported.
The Border Guard Police in Maungdaw conspired and tortured a group of Rohingya teenagers on August 1 in order to extort money from them.
“A group of 47 Rohingya teenagers visited the Alaythan Kyaw (also known as Haisshurata) Sea-Beach in southern Maungdaw last Friday as it was post Eid Occasion. All of them hail from Myoma Kayintan (also called Shidda Fara) and among them, there were three sons of Haji Karimullah, two sons of U Shafi Ullah, two sons of Mv Salimullah and a son of U Noor Hussein and others.
The Border Guard Police at the bridge-check-post between Duchiradan (Kilaidaung) village and Gawdusara village stopped their motor-vehicle on their way back home around 8:00PM. The police started unnecessarily questioning them and searching their bodies. Nothing illegal was found with them. They were deliberately detained in the police camp until 11:00PM (i.e. until the curfew time approached). Then, the police released them and in turn, reportedly, phoned the border guard police post ahead at the Bangladesh Buddhist Monastery in Myoma Kayintan.
And the border police at the latter post arrested and sent them to the Maungdaw Police Station accusing that they were roaming during the curfew time. The police detained in the police station until 11:00AM on August 2 and released them afterwards having extorted Kyat 500,000” narrated a local Rohingya in Maungdaw.
“Similarly, Police at BGP Check-post by Zawmadat (also known as Laamba Guna) Bridge in southern Maungdaw stopped every other Rohingya passer-by and motorcyclist on July 29 Eid Day. And the police extorted Kyat 2,000 to Kyat 5,000 from a person for not having travel pass. Rohingyas need pass from authority to travel even within a township” he added.
On the other hand, it has also been learnt that there is a Border Guard Police camp in Kyauk Pandu village in southern Maungdaw. Two Police personnel from the camp raided the home of U Abu Bakr (son of) U Habib Ullah (of age 27) at its village hamlet called Zaydi village on August 31. They searched his home accusing that he possessed illegal Bangladeshi mobile phone. Though no such phone was in the house, the police forced him to pay Kyat 55,000. One of the two police officers is named Kay Phyo Kyaw, according to the reliable sources.
The Nasaka, the former Border Security Force notorious for untold crimes against Rohingyas, was replaced by Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) last year. However, the BGP has been proving to be more brutal than Nasaka used to be.
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