Over 500 Rohingyas held from Cox’s Bazar beach
Published: 08:50 PM, 5 May 2022 Updated: 08:50 PM, 5 May 2022
Police have detained more than 500 Rohingyas from Cox’s Bazar beach and surrounding areas
Police have detained more than 500 Rohingyas from Cox’s Bazar beach and surrounding areas. They were detained during a raid on the beach on Wednesday (May 4).
Police say “they fled directly from the Rohingya camp to Cox’s Bazar in a mini truck, evading law enforcement”.
Mohammad Noor, who came to Cox’s Bazar from Dhaka, said there were many people with sound boxes in small mini trucks near the beach. “Talking to them, I came to know that they are all Rohingyas,” he added.
It was seen on the spot that Rohingyas were roaming at Kalatali Point, Sugandha Point and Labani Point of the beach. They were roaming around by mini trucks. When the police conducted the operation, the Rohingyas got out of their cars and tried to flee through the beach. Police chased them and arrested them.
HM Nazrul Islam, member secretary of the Cox’s Bazar Nagorik Andolon, said one Rohingya after another was leaving the camp in teams — a matter of real concern to locals. As the Rohingyas leave the camps, locals are losing their labor markets and crime is on the rise in tourist city.
Cox’s Bazar Additional Superintendent of Police Rafiqul Islam said they (Rohingyas) fled to the beach, evading the law enforcement in charge of the camp. They were arrested based on secret information. The campaign will continue so that tourists do not face any problems due to Rohingyas.