On Saturday (16 Sep) the police arrested 29 Rohingyas in a vehicle search operation in Ukhiya Upazila of Cox’s Bazar.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Ukhiya police station Sheikh Mohammad Ali confirmed this information and stated that they (Rohingyas) were detained by a check post in front of Ukhiya College on Saturday.
According to the police, a large number of Rohingyas living in the camp crossed the barbed wire fence and spread to different places by road in vehicles, avoiding the eyes of the law enforcement agencies. After receiving such news, the police set up a check post and arrested 29 Rohingyas.
Rohingyas in camps said that out of displaced persons, Rohingyas are human being and they need to collect daily necessities to survive like other nations around the globe. As Rohingyas’ food supply is being repeatedly reduced by WFP, Rohingyas have to go outside camp in search of livelihood taking the risk of arrest and humiliation.
OC Sheikh Mohammad Ali said that the detained Rohingyas had left the camp to work in hotels and as wage workers in various houses.