ALP denies arrest of Bangladeshi nationals

Yangon, October 12:


The ALP has denied the allegation that its personnel have arrested two Bangladeshi nationals from the border areas.

Saw Mra Razar Lunn, a central committee member of ALP, while pointing out at few recent media reports in Bangladesh media outlets, rejected the allegation that they have ever arrested Bangladeshi nationals from the Bandarban district under Chittagong hill-tracks in south Bangladesh.

“We have no such order. Moreover we do not deploy our troops in Bandarban area. All our personnel are based in the head quarter. It is none other than a baseless allegation against ALP,” she asserted.

It may be mentioned that many newspapers and portals based in Bangladesh on Saturday reported that ten ALP personnel arrested two Bangladesh visitors namely Munna (35) and Zubayer ( 28) from  Mirpur locality of Dhaka.

It also added that two Mro guides were also abducted by the ALP troops when they all visited Raikkhong Pukur Para of Ruma upazila in the hill district, which adjacent to Burma border.

Meanwhile, a Dhaka based satellite news channel aired news on October 7 disclosing that the abductors have asked for 5 million Taka (75 million Kyat) as ransom.

The Chittagong hill-tracks give shelter to various tribes like Mro, Mron, Chakama, Dainna, Marama (Arakan races) etc. Moreover few armed militias from Myanmar, India and Bangladesh also live in these localities making the region a hotbed of conflict & gun-battles.