Burma Times- 7 March 2015
Cox’s Bazar – Bangladesh on Friday pushed back more than 100 stateless Rohingys as they tried to cross the border on the south-eastern part of the country with the help of a group of human traffickers, officials said.
The traffickers shot and injured a trooper of Border Guard Bangladesh as the paramilitary tried to prevent their bid to enter into Bangladesh territory. The troopers then detained the Rohingyas and send back to across the border of Balakuli of Ukhia Upazila in Cox’s Bazar.
The injured was identified as Subedar Fazlul Haque and admitted to the Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital with bullet wound on his neck, a BGB official said.
The border guards detained Shah Alamgir, 35.
Lt Col Khandker Saiful Alam, commandar of BGB’s 17th Battalion, said police and they were raiding Balakuli area to arrest the other traffickers who managed to flee the scene.
“We have detained 108 Rohingyas from Balukhali’s Panbazar area while hey were illegally entering Bangladesh from Myanmar. The traffickers opened fire and left one officer injured,” he said.
Lt Col Alam said the detained Rohingyas were sent back to Myanmar around 3:30pm.
Two jeeps, used for transporting the Rohingyas, were seized from the scene and impounded. Their owner was also detained.
Residents of the area alleged that the local BNP leader and Palongkhali Union Chairman Gofur Uddin Chowdhury was involved in the trafficking of the Rohingyas .
Source. BD 24