Burma Times Correspondent: June 09, 2015
Police fired gun shots in front of a religious teacher’s house before arresting him on Sunday night.
At around midnight, a police team suddenly raided Hansar Bil of Maungdaw North. They went inside the house of Maulavi Zubair, head teacher of the local madrasa and began ransacking his house. During the pillage, police shouted out abuses against Islam and cursed the Maulavi in foul language.
They then fired seven rounds into the air. The gunshots caused panic among villagers who feared a heavy crackdown by authorities.
The police failed to locate anything but implicated a Bangladesh SIM on Zubair. They also seized 700,000 kyats found in his wardrobe. He was then handcuffed and brutally beaten up. The assault continued all the way from his home to 5 namre where he was taken. The whole time, police kept shouting abuses against Islam.
Once he was brought to base, police told him that he was passing information to media personal based in Saudia Arabia. He was then beaten up again.
Zubair was released at around 3am following the payment of 700,000 kyats.