Burma Times Correspondent: April 23, 2015
BGP tortured and fined a man in Hawar Bil, Maungdaw North on allegations of trading yaba.
Zamir Hossain (37) s/o Md Zubair is a wandering trader in the area. Recently the Aishwaramu of the area told him to pay 20,000 kyats.
Zamir told the Aishwaramu that he was a small trader who struggled to provide for his family. It was impossible for him to come up with that money.
The Aishwaramu then told the BGP that Zamir was dealing in yaba tablets. On Monday, BGP arrested and took Zamir to their base.
There Zamir was tortured throughout the afternoon and evening.
On information, villagers rushed to the BGP base and pleaded Zamir’s innocence.
BGP then agreed to free Zamir for a payment of 450,000 kyats.
Zamir’s family sold their house to a tabbe for raising the money.
He was freed the next day.