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THE Khagrachari Relief Collection and Distribution Committee distributes relief in Ramgarh
April 28, 2011
THE Khagrachari Relief Collection and Distribution Committee distributed relief among the affected people in Ramgarh and Manikchari, after the Deputy Commissioner of Khagracahri gave it permission to go ahead.
Initially, the DC had refused to give it permission to distribute relief in the affected areas and its convoy of jeeps carrying relief materials was stopped on 20 April.
A team of the Committee, led by Binod Bihari Chakma, handed over the relief materials to the victims yesterday, Wednesday.
The relief included husked rice, clothes, household utensils and other daily necessities, and was divided into three parts for victims in three different villages, including the surviving members of the three settlers killed on 17 April.
The relief was received by Gano Pal Chakma in Uttor Shonkhola Para and Udrasayen Marma in Manikchari.
The team also distributed husked rice, clothes and utensils to the surviving members of the three Bengali families at Baro Pilak.
The Relief Committee set out a 9am from Swanirbhor in Khagrachari town. However, despite obtaining permission, the police stopped them at Zero Mile and Jaliapara for one and a half hours and searched the relief materials.
Milon Dewan Monang, Councilor of Khagrachari Municipality, expressed dissatisfaction over the behaviour of the police, terming it unnecessary harassment.