SAGAING DIVISION – Locals reported that the junta troops have been inspecting and counter-checking every passerby with the photos of wanted persons at the entrance security gate of Indaw Township.
On May 13, about 15 junta forces and junta-appointed administrators and staff from the immigration office have been checking the passersby and extorting money from them, stated a local.
“Two women have reportedly been arrested this morning. The detail is still unknown but the junta troops have been checking the household register and arresting those who are missing from the list (away from home). The junta troops also extorted three to five thousand kyats from those passersby on cars or motorbikes. They are still inspecting the area,” said a resident.
It has reportedly been over two years that the junta troops in hidden sentry extorted money from cars and bikes at the entrance and exit gates of Indaw Town.
On March 24, five locals from Manhae were reportedly detained by junta troops, and their bodies were recovered in a forest (four miles south of Mawlu Town) a month later, as stated by Indaw Revolution (IR).
Similarly, due to the junta troops stationing at eight miles west of Indaw Township (Aungkone-Nantthar-Innpin Villages area), more than 6,000 locals have been fleeing the place since March 20. Locals have not been able to harvest the crops (peacefully and safely) as the troops have not withdrawn.