Probe in Rohingya rape won’t spare perpetrators: Army chief

Bogura Correspondent
Published : 17:14, Oct 10, 2019 | Updated : 17:27, Oct 10, 2019

Chief of the army, General Aziz Ahmed, said that in the incident of the rape of a Rohingya child, a briefing has been given by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) and a court has been formed under a brigadier general. If the investigation reveals involvement of any member of the armed force then that person will be terminated and sent to civil prison.
The chief made the comments on Thursday (Oct 10) at the programme in Bogura.
Our work is done in a transparent way and there’s nothing to hide, he said, adding: “the PM has been extolled for giving shelter to 1.2 million Rohingyas and the army is also working with the Rohingyas.”
Since many Rohingyas are going out of the camps and becoming victims of unethical traffickers and drug dealers, a decision has been taken to put up a barbed wire around the camp, said general Aziz.
Talking about the Chattogram Hill Tracts peace treaty, he observed: “Many army outposts have been withdrawn. As per the conditions of the treaty, no one is allowed to retain weapons in the hill tracts but that has been breached. Members of the UPDF are being arrested for getting involved in gun fights.”
A faculty to train journalists on war time reporting has been opened where journalists can take training, he added.