one UPDF member arrested

He was tortured badly and had to be treated in Khagrachari hospital under police custody. At present he is being detained in Khagrachari jail.

It is not known whether any case has been filed against him.

Earlier, in 2003 Mr. Barua was hurt when armed members of the Jana Samhati Samiti mounted an armed attack on UPDF office at Babuchara. Another UPDF member Gyaneshwar Chakma was killed in that attack.

Mr. Barua joined the party after Jana Samhati Samiti members killed his brother Ajoy Barua, a businessman, in Baghaihcari.

Prepared by Human Rights Monitoring Cell, United People’s Democratic Front (UPDF) on 1st September 2005.