“Rohingyas could understand the mistake they think about their relocation to the Bhasan Char islan. We think, Rohingya people who have been staying here feel eases in a peaceful environment that is why they would start to come here in groups. The number of Rohingyas in Bhasan Char will continue to increase,” said Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal.
He said these during the inauguration of the Bhasan Char Police station in Noakhali on Tuesday noon.
The minister further mentioned, gradually Bhasan Char will turn to a prosperous region. In future, this police station will be strengthened further with necessary human-resources and other necessities.
The function was attended, among others, by MP from Noakhali-6 constituency Ayesha Ferdous, Senior Secretary of the Public Security Division of Home Ministry Mostafa Kamal Uddin, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr. Benazir Ahmed, Secretary Shahiduzzaman, DIG of Chittagong range Anowar Hossain, Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Chittagong Khorshed Alam Khan, SP Alamgir Hossain, Project Director of Bhasanchar Ashrayan Prokolpo-03 Commodore Abdullah Al Mamun Chowdhury.
Bhasan Char is an island situated at the confluence of the river Meghna and the Bay of Bengal. It is nine-kilometre in length and six-kilometre wide. The area is 65 square kilometre. It is situated 25 kilometre east of Hatiya sadar upazila of Noakhali and five-kilometre east of Sandwip upazila of Chittagong.
The Bhasan Char police station has been formed with six Mouzas of Char Ishwari union. The activities of the police station start with 24 manpower including one Officer in charge, two SIs, four ASIs and 17 constables.