Court orders police custody for three held over Arakan Army-BGB encounter in Bandarban
August 30, 2015
Police will get five days to question three persons held from Rangamati over the Aug 26 shootout between a border guard patrol and Myanmar separatists in Bandarban.
Ong Owong Rakhain, who the police claim to be an accomplice of the separatist 'Arakan Army', was arrested the same night from a house at Rangamati’s Rajsthali Upazila.
On Aug 28, the caretaker of the house Mongsoang Marma and the former caretaker Chosui Ong Marma were arrested.
On Sunday, police produced them in a Rangamati court and sought ten days to question them. The court granted five days.
On Wednesday morning, a patrol boat of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) came under attack by guerrillas of the ‘Arakan Army’.
The separatists moved back into Myanmar territory after five hours of joint operations by the army and BGB.