14 Rohingyas, escaping Bhasan Char, held in Ctg’s Sandwip

Fourteen Rohingyas were kept in Chattogram's Sandwip upazila toward the beginning of today when they were escaping from Bhasan Char – around 40 km off Noakhali. 

As per police, they escaped from Bhasan Char with the assistance of a neighborhood representative and attempted to get back to Cox's Bazar. 

With them, an aggregate of 29 Rohingyas have so far been held while escaping Bhasan Char, reports our Chattogram staff journalist. 

Basir Uddin Khan, official in-control (OC) of Sandwip Police Station, revealed to The Daily Star, "They escaped from Bhasan Char by boat and arrived at Sarikait association in the upazila when local people got them." 

"During cross examination, they told police that a nearby intermediary of Noakhali assisted them with escaping Bhasan Char in return of money," the OC added. 

The prisoners – eight females, two guys and four kids – were setting out toward a Rohingya camp in Cox's Bazar, the police official added. 

Police documented an argument against them under The Foreigners Act, 1946.