14 Rohingyas fleeing Bhasan Char detained in Noakhali
At least 14 Rohingyas who fled Bhasan Char for Chattogram were detained by locals in Noakhali's Companiganj upazila today.
They were detained from Henju Mia Ghat of Char Elahi Union of the upazila around 4pm today and were handed over to Companiganj Police Station around 5:30 pm, reports our Noakhali correspondent.
"Brokers helped 14 Rohingyas flee Bhasan Char for Chattogram three days ago. They (the brokers) put them on a fishing boat on the Bamni River in Char Elahi Union area and fled the scene. Later locals detained the Rohingyas and handed them over to the union parishad office and from there they were handed over to police," said Char Elahi Union Parishad Chairman Abdur Razzak.
The detained Rohingyas said the brokers and boatmen agreed to bring them from Bhasan Char to Chattogram on contract for Tk 60,000.
"A case will be filed against the detained Rohingyas. They will be shown arrested in the case tomorrow and will be sent to jail later," said Companiganj Police Station's Officer-in-Charge Md Saifuddin Anwar.