Narinjara News

Cox's Bazar, April 8

4 Bangladeshi woodcutters have been abducted by the Burmese Army

4 Bangladeshi woodcutters were abducted by the Burmese Army from deep forest on the Burma-Bangladesh border on April 4th, said a local headman from the area.

The abductees were identified as Adu Hok, 25, Mar Mauk Hossein,52, Ali Hosein, 20 and Ahbi Ramad, 40. All are from Dawkali village in the Cox'sbazar district.

According to a local source, they are daily laborers who often cut wood in areas along the border


A Burmese police officer in Maungdaw stateed that a column of Burmese soldiers from Light Infantry Battalion 232, led by Major Nyi Nyi Min, arrested them on Burmese soil after they illegally intruded into Burmese territory to steal wood.

On April 5th, Major Nyi Nyi Min transferred them to the local police department. They have since been detained at Minkha Mong police outpost (
Maungdaw Township), close to the border.

The police department is now preparing to charge them under immigration law as illegally entering
Burma without any legal documents, said the police officer.

During the past week three Arakanese from Burmese have also been arrested by Bangladeshi authorities in the border villages after illegally entering
Bangladesh. #


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