Two UPDF supporter kidnapped in Jurachari

News No. 166/2010, November 12, 2010

TWO supporters of the United Peoples’ Democratic Front (UPDF) are reported to have been kidnapped in Jurachari under Rangamati district.

A UPDF press release says a group of 10 – 12 armed militants led by Pramesh Chakma kidnapped ex-UP member Chigon Morot Chakma, 45, son of Kali Charan Chakma and Prati Moy Chakma, 38, son of Bharat Barsha Chakma from their homes in Lulongchari village (Poschim Para) around 6 in the morning today.

The armed militants, belonging to the Santu Larma faction of the Jana Samhati Samiti, also fired four rounds of blank shots to create panic among the villagers.

UPDF leader Shanti Dev Chakma condemned the incident and urged JSS president Santu Larma to shun the politics of self-destruction and to join in the struggle for establishing just rights of the Jumma people.

Manson Chakma released

Meanwhile, Mansonn Chakma, a 16-year old school boy, who was kidnapped by JSS members (Santu faction) from Rangamati stadium on November 9, has been released.



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