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Rohingyas to be sent back home

Rohingyas in Kutupalong area of Ukhia in Cox's Bazar (Photo: The Daily Star)

March 2, 2017

Says home boss in Naikkhongchhari

Cox's Bazar -- The Rohingya refugees will be sent back to their homeland Myanmar after the problem is solved, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said at a press briefing at Pashchimkul under Tumbru union in Bandarban's Naikkhongchhari upazila yesterday.

The home minister visited the spot as the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) on Tuesday night and early yesterday recovered four Chinese rifles, one SMG and one M-2 rifle from the hilly area.

The elite force in a raid on Tuesday at Rohingya-inhabited Kutupalong under Ukhia upazila arrested Nur Alam, the main accused in the case for looting Ansar barracks inside Nayapara Rohingya refugee camp and killing of Ansar commander there last year. The raid at Pashchimkul was conducted following the lead gleaned from Nur Alam.

"Rohingyas are destroying environment, forest resources and hills, besides deteriorating law and order. The situation is leaving a negative impact on the flourishing tourism sector in Cox's Bazar and its adjacent areas," Kamal said at the briefing.

Director General of Bangladesh Ansar and Village Defence Force Major General Mizanur Rahman Khan, Rab DG Benazir Ahmed and Cox's Bazar BGB Sector Commander of Col Md Raquibul Haque were present there.

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