Sunday, 17 October, 2021

Illegal firearms being infiltrated into Rohingya camps from Myanmar: Minister

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 3rd October, 2021 08:23:27 PM
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Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said that illegal firearms were being infiltrated into the Rohingya camps of Cox’s Bazar from the neighbouring country Myanmar aiming to turn the prevailing peaceful atmosphere here into unstable.

But the law and order situation in the camps remained normal, said the minister after emerging from a meeting on security measures on the occasion of the upcoming Durga Puja, one of the biggest religious festivals of the Hindu community, at his secretariat office in the capital on Sunday.

In response to a question that why the law and order in the camps suddenly got worse resulting in the murder of a Rohingya leader, he said: “Sufficient members of law enforcing agencies are deploying in the camps and the law and order situation is good enough.”

 “The firearms are being illegally sent from Myanmar to the camps to create unstable situation. Earlier, the same crimes were also committed. You (journalist) are seeing the clashes among different groups of the Rohingyas in the camps.”

 On Mohibullah, who was a Rohingya politician and activist, who was gunned down at his office at Kutupalong camp on September 29 night, the minister said that the leader was always voiceful about the repatriate of the Rohingya refugees to their motherland, Myanmar.

“We are carrying out an investigation into the murder incident to dig out the main reason in back of it and the culprits involved in. The investigation will discover if there was any foreign organisation behind the heinous crimes,” he said.

The minister hoped of quickly bringing the killers and their perpetrators to book. He added of setting up barbed wires and watch towers around and in the camps to check any crime there.