Armed UPDF man held in Rangamati

Staff Correspondent

9 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Armed UPDF man held in Rangamati

An armed member of the United People’s Democratic Front (UPDF-Prasit Group) was arrested from Sonaram Karbaripara area in Naniarchar upazila of Rangamati on Friday.

The arrestee was identified as Mintu Chakma, 39.

On the basis of intelligence information, a patrol team of Naniarchar Army Zone under Rangamati Army Region conducted a drive in Sonaram Karbaripara area and arrested Mintu Chakma around 3:30am, said a press release of ISPR. 

During the operation, one local gun, two rounds of ammunition, some mobile SIM cards and four liters of local liquor were seized from his possession. He was accused of killing Naniarchar Upazila Parishad Chairman Advocate Shaktiman Chakma and had been a fugitive for a long time.

The terrorist was an active member of the UPDF (Prasit Group) and was involved in various terrorist and extortion activities in Naniarchar area.

Mintu Chakma was handed over to Naniarchar Police Station after preliminary interrogation. He was charged under the Arms Act and later sent to Rangamati Jail.