14 Rohingyas detained in Sandwip while fleeing from Bhasanchar
CHATTOGRAM, May 30, 2021 (BSS) – Police with the help of locals detained fourteen Rohingyas in Chattogram’s Sandwip upazila this morning when they were fleeing from Bhasan Char — around 40 km off Noakhali.
The detained Rohingyas confessed to the Sandwip thana police that they came to Sandwip coast by boat from Bhasanchar Rohingya camp on Saturday evening through the brokers.
Police sources said they fled from Bhasan Char by boat and landed at Sarikait union in the upazila when locals caught them. Union Parisad Chairman Mizanur Rahman kept them in his custody at night.
They were handed over to police by the UP chairman on Sunday morning.
Bashir Ahmed Khan, Officer-in-Charge of Sandwip thana, told journalists that the Rohingyas were detained from the river bank of Maitbhanga Union and brought to the police station. Process of filing a case against them is underway.
Earlier, 11 Rohingyas were detained from Rahmatpur village in Sandwip on May 18, he said.