Series of Money Extortion on Arakanese Rohingyas by BGP in Maungdaw

By Arifa July 23, 2016 15:10

Series of Money Extortion on Arakanese Rohingyas by BGP in Maungdaw


Maungdaw: Local Rohingyas are in harassment and money extortion on daily basis at the hands of the Border Guard Police (BGP) in southern Maungdaw, according to a local villager.

On 17 July, a group of BGP went to the southern village of Godu Tha Ya and broke into three houses and conducted illegal search without any basis. After search, they found nothing to accuse them but they extorted 250 thousands Kyats ($ 210) from each house on blaming deceptively using Bangladeshi SIM cards.

The three house owners, who were innocent victims, are (1) Hefzu Rahman, aged 24, son of Habi Rahamn; (2) Kobir Ahmad, aged 18, son of Noor Ahmad and (3) Amin Ullah, aged 16, son of Yusuf, a local said in the condition of anonymity.

Whenever locals cross the bridge situated next to Godu Tha Ya BGP camp  by bicycle or the authorities force them to get down to show permission letter. If they are unable to show, either they are forced to pay bribe or abused and tortured mercilessly, he added.

Edited by: M. Shuaib

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