CM – APBn for night vision drones for the security of the Rohingya camp


Muktadir Rashid |

Published: 23:32, 11/06/2021

The units of the Armed Police Battalion deployed in Cox’s Bazar are fighting the fight against specially organized crime in the Rohingya camps in Ukhia and Teknaf due to inadequate night surveillance due to a lack of surveillance drones with night vision devices.

Field level APBn officials said, that they use drones for daytime surveillance, especially in remote hilly and rugged areas, and deadly weapons could confiscate a million Rohingyas in the camps in recent months.

A senior police department official said four drones were owned earlier this year for use in the Rohingya camps and will provide further support in this regard if necessary.

The units APBn-14, APBn-16 and APBn-8 are now working in the 34 Rohingya camps in Ukhia and Teknaf upzilas, while the APBn-14 and APBn-16 units were each equipped with a drone, according to officials.

However, the APBn officials in charge of the camps said they need drones with night vision devices, especially to keep the camps free of serious crime.

“We need night vision drones for better surveillance. We made our request for such drones. Now we’re waiting for it, ”said APBn-8’s commander, Shihab Emperor Khan.

APBn-16’s commander, Tarikul Islam, said they were looking forward to starting the night patrol with drones.

At the beginning of October, three APBn units and teams from other police authorities carried out new raids on the 34 Rohingya camps in Ukhia and Teknaf in order to flush villains out of the camps following the shooting of the prominent Rohingya leader Mohib Ullah on September 29th.

Mohib Ullah’s brother Habib Ullah filed a case against a number of unidentified people in the Ukhia Police Station on September 30th in connection with the murder of Mohib, although he had originally blamed the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army for the attack.

The ARSA, formerly known as Harakah Al Yaqeen, issued statements denying the allegation and blaming “cross-border” criminal groups for the murder.

Police officers who directed the operations, said they did not want offenders, including ARSA members or suspects, to thrive in the camps.

On October 22nd, at least six Rohingyas – three teachers, two students and one volunteer – were killed during the anti-crime drive – in a violent attack by rogues with firearms in Darul Ulum Nadwatul Walama Al-Islamia Madrasah. killed and 15 others injured and Masjid in Block-H of Camp-18 in Balukhali, Ukhia upazila.

According to APBn-8 officials, their staff carried out block raids in the madrasah between 12.15 p.m. and 2.40 a.m., and the villains started the attack after staff returned to their camp about two kilometers from the scene of the attack.

In October, the APBn-8 raided the camps in 87 suspected Rohingya criminals and found 37 firearms and six Bullets safe.

In October alone, the APBn-16 arrested 59 suspects in connection with 34 cases on various charges, rescued 14 abductees and confiscated nine firearms and 14 live weapons.

The APBn-14 stated, that since the murder of Mohib Ullah, chairman of the Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights, 172 Rohingyas have been arrested in his office, adding that 10 of those arrested were related to the killing.

Interior Minister Asaduzzaman Khan recently said the government is doing whatever it can to protect the camps from rogues who commit crimes under the name ARSA.

According to government officials, 226 Rohingyas have been in Rohingya camps were killed and around 2,900 people, mostly Rohingyas, were instigated 1,298 drug and firearm possession proceedings.

Approximately one million Rohingyas have sought refuge in Bangladesh from the military raid on Myanmar by Described by the United Nations as ethnic cleansing and possible genocide.

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