Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) today started patrolling streets again to maintain the law and order across the country, including the capital.
The elite force was also checking and searching suspected vehicles and people setting up check-posts at different strategic points.
When contacted, Director (Media and Legal Wing) of Rab Headquarters Wing Commander Habibur Rahman confirmed the news agency of the elite force’s street patrolling.
The Rab members had reduced its regular anti-crime patrolling amid serious criticism after the abductions and killings of seven people, including Narayanganj panel mayor Nazrul Islam and senior lawyer Chandan Kumar Sarker, in the last week of April.
The seven people were abducted in Fatullah area of Narayanganj on April 27. Three days into their abduction, the bodies of six people, including that of Nazrul and Chandan, were recovered from the Shitalakhya River on April 30, while the body of Jahangir, the car driver of Nazrul Islam, was recovered from the river on May 1.
After a gap of over two months, Rab started again its anti-crime patrolling alongside uniformed and plainclothes police so that no untoward incident occurs during the ongoing month of Ramadan and upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest religious festival of Muslim, the Rab official added.