Sixteen Rohingya youths have been arrested for their alleged involvement in clashes between two rival groups at Kutupalong Camp at Ukhia in Cox’s Bazar.
Armed Police Battalion (APBn) arrested them during seperate raids at Balukhali Checkpost and Sonarpara Checkpost in Ukhia on Saturday, said Cox’s Bazar’s APBn-16 Battalion commander (police super) Md Hemayetur Rahman.
He claimed that the arrested persons were involved in clashes betweentwo rival groups at Kutupalong Camp in Cox’s Bazar. They were trying to flee the camp fearing arrest by law enforcers.
Hemayetur Rahman.also claimed that four Rohingya were arrested with four local made weapons by the APBn personnel at Balukhali Checkpost when they were fleeing on Saturday morning. They were allegedly involved in recent clashes between two rival groups at Kutupalong Camp.
They were Ziaur Rahman, 30, Md Usman, 30, Syed Ullah, 28 and Rafiq, 30. They were the inhabitants of different blocks of Balukhali Camp in Ukhia.
Meanwhilem APBn-16 SP Hemayetur Rahman said 12 Rohingya men were arrested during searches at Sonarpara Checkpost in the morning.
He claimed that the arrested were fleeing to avert arrest in a case filed by police over the Kutupalong Camp murders.
They were Ejazul Huq, 60, Rahmat Ullah, 29, Sona Mia, 21, Rashid Ullah, 15, Yasir, 21, Usman, 21, Ismail, 16, Kabir Ahmad, 40, Sultan Ahmed, 40, Ayub Salam, 25, Abul Kasem, 18 and Rafiqullah, 30.
The arrested Rohingya were handed over to Ukhia Police Station showing accused in the cases concerned, Hemayetur Rahman said.
It may be mentioned that four persons were killed during the clash between two rival groups of Rohingya at Kutupalong Camp on Tuesday night. The clash that started in the evening inside the Kutupalong Camp continued for several hours with exchange of firing.