Police were taking legal action against them and trying to find out why the
registered residents of refugee camps had crossed the border into Myanmar, said
Mahfuzul Islam, superintendent of police in the district.
A case was started against them at Ukhiya Police Station in Cox’s Bazar
after their arrest on Friday.
The refugees carrying 12 arms and ammunition entered Bangladesh through
different points, according to Mahfuzul.
Panic has gripped the Tumbru border area in Bandarban’s Naikhongchhari
Upazila and Ukhiya in Cox’s Bazar over the past week, with gunshots regularly
ringing out from the Myanmar side amid heavy fighting between security forces
and rebels from the Arakan Army.
Gunfire and mortar shells also reached Bangladeshi territory in the past few
days, hitting homes, and killing two people, including a woman.
Bangladesh strongly protested against the casualties by summoning the
ambassador of Myanmar on Tuesday.
Local residents have also claimed that several armed men have infiltrated
the Rohingya camps in the south coast.
Addressing these claims, BGB Director General Maj Gen Ashrafuzzaman Siddiqui
on Wednesday said, “We have received information about a few criminals. They
will be handed over to the police.”