News No. 15/2013, Monday, February 04, 2013
MEMBERS of the Border Guards Bangladesh arrested Kolin Kumar Tripura, 35, son of Dharmajoy Tripura in Matiranga of Khagrachari district.
A resident of Apurno Mahajon Para village under Amtoli Union in Matiranga Upazila, Mr Tripura was arrested on 1 February around 7pm while on his way back home from work in Birashi Mura village.
BGB members led by Lt. Col, Nuruzzaman from Palashpur BGB zone made the arrest.
BGB claimed that he was in illegal possession of a firearm at the time of arrest, but the claim has not been corroborated by independent sources.
A villager said the firearm was not recovered from him but was placed in his hands before handing him over to the police in Matiranga Thana.
A case has been instituted against him (case No. 01, dated 02.02.2013) and he was sent to Khagrachari jail the next day.