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Tourists banned from visiting Bandarban’s Ruma upazila

  • Rooms cannot be rented
  • KNF activities behind the ban


Update : 12 Apr 2024, 04:27 PM

A tourist ban has been imposed in Bandarban’s Ruma upazila due to the joint operations carried out by law enforcers over the recent Kuki-Chin National Front (KNF) activities. 

The instruction was given in a notification signed by Acting Upazila Nirbahi Officer Md Didarul Alam on April 9.

Tourists are not allowed to book hotel rooms or visit any spots in the upazila until the joint operation is over.

The directive states that no jeep can be taken to any tourist places and tourists should not be taken to anywhere even by waterways.

The instruction was given in light of the core committee's decision regarding the maintenance and coordination of district law and order, said Md Didarul Alam on Friday.

Earlier, KNF members attacked Sonali Bank and Krishi Bank in Bandarban's Thanchi upazila around 12:30pm and looted Tk15,00,000 from Sonali Bank and Tk2,45,000 from Krishi Bank.

They looted 14 weapons and ammunition from the police stationed in the bank and the Ansar members in the barracks.

During the robbery, bank manager Nezam Uddin was abducted by KNF armed terrorists. At that time, armed men entered the mosque located adjacent to the bank and took hostages and beat the worshipers who were performing Tarawi prayers.

Nine cases were filed in Ruma and Thanchi police stations over the incidents.

In the operation, the joint forces have so far arrested 58 people, including 20 women, and sent them to jail through the court.

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