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Home minister: Troublemakers in CHT will not be spared

  • Published at 09:04 pm October 17th, 2019
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal addresses a discussion on law and order with high-level administrative and security officials, and public representatives, at the Khudra Nri-Goshthi Auditorium in Rangamati on Thursday, October 17, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

He says the government’s primary challenge is to restore peace in the region at any cost

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has warned that those making trouble in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) will not be spared.

The prime challenge of the government is to restore peace in the region at any cost, he said.

The minister was addressing a discussion on law and order with high-level administrative and security officials, and public representatives, at the Khudra Nri-Goshthi Auditorium in Rangamati on Thursday.

Asaduzzaman said: "Those who are committing murders, involved in extortion, and shedding blood in the CHT region, will be identified and brought to book along with their masterminds."

"We have come to know everything and will seek directives of the prime minister to establish lasting peace in the region," he said.

CHT Affairs Minister Bir Bahadur Ushwe Sing presided over the meeting.

Among others, Dipankar Talukdar, MP, Kujendra Lal Tripura, MP, Basanti Chakma, MP, Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs Secretary Md Mesbahul Islam, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammad Javed Patwari, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Director General Benazir Ahmed, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Director General Maj Gen Md Shafeenul Islam, Bangladesh Ansar and VDP Director General Maj Gen Kazi Sharif Kaikobad, and circle chiefs, district council chairmen, and local dignitaries of the three hill tracts districts, attended the meeting.

Earlier, on Wednesday night the home minister joined another meeting on law and order with law enforcement agencies, representatives of intelligence agencies, and high level administrative officials in the Rangamati deputy commissioner's (DC) conference room.

During the first tenure of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord was signed between the government and the Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti (PCJSS) on December 2, 1997.