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4 held with over 29,000 Yaba tablets in capital

4 held with over 29,000 Yaba tablets in capital

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested four people along with 29,800 Yaba tablets and Tk 11 lakh from Matuail in the capital early today. The arrestees are Helal Uddin, 36, and his associates Boni Amin, 50, Nazmul Hasan, 27, and Ibrahim Hawladar, 26. Acting on a tip-off, a team of Rab conducted a raid at a...

Eid joy eludes them

As millions have been rushing home to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with near and dear ones, families of eight missing people, allegedly abducted by Rab eight months ago, took to the street yesterday demanding their return home. They expressed their desire, with tears in eyes, to share the happy moments with their missing family members during Eid. The families formed a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club in the capital after arranging a press conference, which was attended by the...

Rab ADG questioned over 7-murder

Rab ADG questioned over 7-murder

A government-formed committee today recorded the statement of Col Ziaul Ahsan, additional director general of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab), to find out facts behind seven murders in Narayanganj. Additional Secretary to Public Administration Ministry Shahjahan Ali Mollah, who heads the probe body, said: "We have recorded the statement of Ziaul Ahsan as he is...

A uniform law enforcement agency is a must

"PEOPLE sleep peacefully in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”   ………  George Orwell Dr. Smith, professor of Political Science at Harvard University, was once asked: “Why is Bashar Al-Asaad so barbaric?” The professor laughed and said: “He is linguistically deficient and lacks sufficient vocabulary of society.” Professor Smith's joke highlights that when a person is far away from society, he cannot fit into that society because it is difficult for...

Rab back on street patrolling

Rab back on street patrolling

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...

SAGAR-RUNI MURDER

Rab asked to submit probe report by Aug 13

Rab asked to submit probe report by Aug 13

A Dhaka court today asked Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) to submit a probe report before it by August 13 in journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi murder case. Metropolitan Magistrate Anwar Sadat passed the order as Wares Ali, assistant superintendent of police of Rab, failed to submit the probe report today as per...

Killings, Abduction

Rab involved as institution: BNP

BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday said three former Rapid Action Battalion officials' confessional statements to court over the killing of seven people in Narayanganj had proved that the force had become involved in abductions and killings institutionally. BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and senior vice chairman have also said the same thing, he told reporters at the party's headquarters in Nayapaltan after a meeting with Hindu Buddhist Christian Oikya Parishad. Tareque Sayeed Mohammad, a former army lieutenant colonel,...

NARAYANGANJ 7-MURDER

Ex-Rab officer Tareque admits link

Ex-Rab officer Tareque admits link

Sacked commanding officer of Rab-11 Tareque Sayeed Mohammad admitted before a Narayanganj court his role in abduction and killing of panel mayor Nazrul Islam and six others. The Rab officer described the incident of abduction and killings of the seven people while making confessional statement at a Judge’s chamber (Khas Kamra) under section 164...

BNP demands Rab ADG’s arrest in 7-murder

BNP demands Rab ADG’s arrest in 7-murder

BNP has demanded arrest of elite force Rab’s Additional Director General Col Ziaul Ahsan for his alleged link with the abduction and killing of seven people including Narayanganj city panel mayor Nazrul Islam. Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, a joint secretary general of BNP, made the demand today at a press briefing at the party's Nayapaltan...

Rab cautions media over Narayanganj reports

Rab cautions media over Narayanganj reports

Rapid Action Battalion today issued a statement asking media to refrain from publishing news involving the elite force "without proof". "Some news media published misleading and untoward news, mentioning imaginary names of top Rab officials as being involved in the Narayanganj seven-murder," reads the statement signed by Habibur Rahman, Rab’s legal and media wing director, on behalf of the director general of the force. “Such motivated, imaginary and unsubstantiated news involving a well-disciplined force like the Rab is unexpected and unwarranted," it continues. “We seek your cooperation in bolstering the Rab activities by circulating justified and constructive news, instead of such baseless news in future.” Referring to the seven-murder incident, the Rab said,...

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