Trial starts for 6 assumed to be AA members

Source : Daily Eleven
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Oct 09, 2019

Mandalay District Court started lawsuits on October 8 against the six persons assumed to be Arakan Army (AA) members that were arrested together with explosives in Mandalay city.

Police Captain Zaw Naing from No.1 Police Station as a plaintiff filed a lawsuit against the six under Sections 51 (c) and 52 (a) of the anti-terrorism law enacted in 2014.

"We have six suspects arrested. The plaintiff is Police Captain Zaw Naing. There are three more suspects in connection with the case. We have imposed arrest warrants for them," said district court information officer Malar Htut.

Section 51 (c) can give a penalty of five to 10 years in prison while Section 52 (a) can give three to seven years' imprisonment.

Action on information, police searched a house between 70th Street and Dathana Street in Myothit Ward-5, Chanmyathazi Township. Aung Lin Htet, Myat Khaing, Chan Nyein and Po Kyaw were arrested together with 40 satellite phones, 30 binoculars, 25 GPS devices, 28 packets gun powder, 1,000 detonators and five packets of white gunpowder.

Further investigation led to the arrest of two more. But there are more others at large.

The six persons also face Section 67 of the telecommunication law.

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