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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Report on Attack on PCJSS members by armed group of UPDF

Report submitted by:
PCJSS(Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti)
Kalyanpur, Rangamati-450000, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh
Tel+Fax: +880-351-61248

PCJSS member killed by UPDF

On 23 May 2009 a local PCJSS leader named Mr. Rubel Chakma (30) was chopped to death by the UPDF cadres at Subhalong Bazar area of Subhalong union under Barkal upazila in Rangamati district.According to eyewitnesses and relatives of victim, on that day at 3.45 p.m. Rubel Chakma was playing with card with some friends on the north side of Subhalong Bazar near by forest office under a tree. At that time Rubel Chakma was chopped to death with a sharp weapon from his behind. At once the miscreant ran away. The family members and eyewitnesses said the attacker was a UPDF’s armed cadre.

PCJSS leader abducted by UPDF in Barkal

On 5th June 2009, Mr. Kamalendu Bikash Dewan (47), s/o Murolya Dewan, president of Barkal union committee of PCJSS was abducted by UPDF armed cadres at about 7:00 p.m. from his own house of Kusumchhari Mukh area of Barkal union under Barkal upazila in Rangamati district. It is known that a group of armed cadres of UPDF led by Pahr (Prakhar) Chandra Chakma (43) of Kusumchhari Mukh area raided the Kusumchhari Mukh area and abducted Kamalendu Bikash Dewan at gun point and at that time, other three innocent villagers were also beat by UPDF cadres.

PCP and PCJSS activists abducted by UPDF in Rangamati

On 7 June 2009 two members of PCJSS (Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti) and PCP (Hill Students Council) were abducted by the armed cadres of UPDF from Dhalyachhari village under Jibtali union of Rangamati sadar upazila in Rangamati district.
The abducted persons were identified as and Bijimoni Chakma (35), member of Jibtali union committee of PCJSS and Mr. Sunirmal Dewan (28), president of Jibtali union committee of PCP.A group of armed cadres of UPDF numbering 12 led by one Tapan Kumar Chakma raided the office of local timber traders of Dhalyachhari at around 4:30 P.M and picked up the above said members of PCJSS and PCP at gun point.

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