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Bangladesh to set up watchtowers, CCTVs to monitor Rohingyas

Bangladesh’s Liberation War Affairs Minister A.K.M. MozammelHaque has said that fences, watchtowers and CCTVs


Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 Sep 2020 6:20 AM GMT

DHAKA: Bangladesh's Liberation War Affairs Minister A.K.M. MozammelHaque has said that fences, watchtowers and CCTVs will be installed to beef up surveillance in and around the Rohingyas camps to check criminal activities.

The Minister on Tuesday said a committee will be formed to coordinate all reports prepared by intelligence agencies on various issues. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has been give the authority for constituting the committee.

"We will set up 24 watchtowers, construct fences and install CCTVs to monitor activities in Rohingya camps round-the-clock," Haque informed the media after a Cabinet Committee meeting at the Home Ministry conference room.

The Minister said the meeting has decided to construct a fence along with setting up CCTVs and watchtowers aimed at controlling drugs smuggling, as a section of Rohingyas engaged in such activities.

A statement from the office of Myanmar's President HtinKyaw has blamed the little-known 'AqaMulMujahidin'(AMM) for the terrorist attack in Myanmar's north-west province of Rakhain on October 9, 2017.

In the statement he also said that AMM has good relations with Pakistan and some countries of the Middle East.

Kyaw said a few militant outfits from Pakistan are providing financial support and military training inside Myanmar territory. Rohingya militants, who are trained in Pakistan, have become operational in Bangladesh's hill tract area of Cox's Bazar's Teknaf and remote areas of Bandarban from the early 90s.

Pakistan based militant outfits Lashkar-e-Taiba, JamatulMujahideen and Pakistani Taliban have reportedly given full assistance to the Rohingya militants. The revelation was cited in leading Myanmar media. The HUJI-A chief is AbdusQadoosBurmi, a Pakistani national of Rohingya origin, said reports published in the Myanmar media. (IANS)

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