The colonel replied it was legal because northern Rakhine state is on the war and the penal code 156 (1) and (2) applies to collect evidences of terrorists and corporation with the police to arrest the suspects.
The state lawmaker referred the question to the military personals who illegally pulled out the five accused from the police station in Ponnaygun on April 27 and beaten on the navy ship. The accused are from Kyauk Seik village and have been arrested by the military since April 19. They were handed over to the police on April 24, but the military took them out of the police station again on April 27.
Myanmar military admitted mishandling of the accused and promised to punish the security forces that involved in the brutal torturing. The promise has been silent, but the accused have been filed with terrorist laws by a military officer at the district court in Sittway since May 22. Their next court appearance schedule is on June 6.