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  • Rab firing: Case filed against Khilgaon dead biker

    Rapid Action Battalion files a case under the Anti-Terrorism Act over yesterday’s incident where the elite force gunned down a “bike-riding youth as he defied a signal to stop” at a checkpoint in Dhaka’s Khilgaon area.

  • 11 held in Dhaka for ‘ATM card forgery’

    Rapid Action Battalion claims detention of 11 persons for their alleged involvement in forgery from different areas in Dhaka. They used to clone ATM cards in ties with dishonest businessmen at stores and steal money.

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    7 ‘carjackers’ held in Dhaka

    Rapid Action Battalion members, in separate drives, hav arrested seven alleged carjackers and recovered seven stolen vehicles in Mohammadpur area of Dhaka in the early hours of today.

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    3 ‘criminals’ killed in Dhaka, Khulna, Jhenidah ‘gunfights’

    Three alleged criminals have been killed in separate incidents of “gunfights” with the law enforcers in Dhaka, Khulna and Jhenidah early today.

  • ‘Arms making factory’ busted in Comilla, 3 held

    Rapid Action Battalion says they have busted an “arms making factory” in Comilla Sadar upazila and detained three people with some firearms making equipment.

  • Report missing members: Rab DG

    Rapid Action Battalion Director General Benazir Ahmed asks parents to inform law enforcement agencies if any of their children goes missing.

  • Police launch drive against militants

    In the wake of recent spate of targeted killings, including that of SP Babul Akter's wife on Sunday, the police department is

  • ‘Robber’ killed in ‘gunfight’ with Barisal cops

    An alleged robber was killed in a “gunfight” with police in Muladi upazila of Barisal.

  • Rab says it has four in its custody

    Families have all along alleged that their loved ones were picked up by law enforcers, who denied the claim. Now, weeks after nine

  • Accused held over using bamboo in Chuadanga building

    Rapid Action Battalion members have detained the prime accused in a case filed over substituting bamboo sticks for iron rods in the construction of a government-funded biological research centre in Damurhuda upazila of Chuadanga.

  • ‘Robber’ killed in Sundarbans ‘gunfight’ with Rab

    A suspected robber is killed in a reported gunfight between his cohorts and members of Rapid Action Battalion at Mrigamari of the Sundarbans in Mongla upazila of Bagerhat.

  • Murder accused dies ‘jumping off’ Rab car, cops say

    A man accused of abduction and murder of a woman died after allegedly jumping off a vehicle of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) after his arrest in Sreepur upazila of Gazipur, police say.

  • 10 held for ‘Gazipur ATM booth robbery’

    Ten robbers including the alleged mastermind have been arrested in connection with looting Tk 1.74 crore from an ATM booth of Dutch-Bangla Bank Limited in Gazipur on March 3, Rapid Action Battalion claims.

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    2 suspects of Ctg jewellery shop robbery killed in ‘gunfight’

    Two alleged robbers, who were involved in a jewellery shop robbery in February, are killed in a "gunfight" with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Mirsarai upazila of Chittagong.

  • SC lawyer, 32 others charged

    Rapid Action Battalion yesterday pressed charges against Supreme Court lawyer barrister Shakila Farzana and 32 others in a case filed for their links with Shaheed Hamja Brigade, a Chittagong-based militant group.

  • Rab man killed in Uttara road crash

    A Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) member is killed in a road accident in Dhaka’s Uttara area.

  • 'Criminal' killed in 'shootout'

    An alleged criminal was killed in a "shootout" with Rapid Action Battalion at Tongi in Gazipur early yesterday.

  • ‘Criminal’ killed in ‘gunfight’ with Rab in Tongi

    An alleged criminal is killed in a “gunfight” with the members of Rapid Action Battalion in Tongi river port area of Gazipur.

  • 7 'traffickers' held

    The Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) yesterday detained seven suspected traffickers on charges of illegally sending a Bangladeshi national to Libya and realising ransom from his family.

  • HC bins Tareque Sayeed’s plea to scrap 7-murder trial

    The High Court has rejected a plea filed by sacked Rab official Lt Col (retd) Tareque Sayeed Mohammad for scrapping the trial against him in Narayanganj seven-murder case.

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    5 ‘JMB’ men held with large cache of explosives

    Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) claim to arrest five militants including a district-level chief of a banned militant outfit and seize a large cache of explosives in Matuail of Dhaka.

  • 4 'robbers' killed in 'gunfight'

    Four people were killed yesterday in what law enforcers described as a gunfight during a crackdown by the Rapid Action Battalion and Bangladesh Coast Guard on robbers in the Sundarbans.

  • 4 Sundarbans ‘robbers’ killed in ‘gunfight’

    Four alleged robbers are killed in what lawmen describe as gunfight during a joint crackdown of Rapid Action Battalion and Bangladesh Coast Guard in the Sarankhola range of the Sundarbans under Bagerhat district.

  • 150 rare tortoises seized in Jessore

    Members of Rapid Action Battalion seizes 150 tortoises of a rare species from Mandartala area in Sadar upazila of Jessore.

  • 3 JMB suspects held with bombs

    Three alleged members of banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh are detained with 23 bombs in Baghmara upazila of Rajshahi, says Rapid Action Battalion.

  • Fraud gang busted

    Rapid Action Battalion claimed to have busted a fraud gang and arrested its 14 members, including 12 foreigners, from different areas in the capital in the last two days.

  • A claim hard to believe

    The two Banasree siblings were killed by their own mother out of her “concerns about their future”

  • Mother confesses killing her kids: Rab

    Mother, Mahfuza Maleq alias Jesmin, confesses to killing her two minor children who were found dead in Dhaka’s Banasree area on February 29, according to Rapid Action Battalion.

  • Parents, aunt brought in for quizzing

    The Rapid Action Battalion yesterday picked up the parents and a relative of the two siblings, two days after their suspected murder in the capital's Banasree area.

  • Accused killed in 'gunfight'

    An accused in the Habiganj four-kid murder case was killed in a "gunfight" with the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in the district's Chunarughat upazila early yesterday, eight days after law enforcers allegedly picked him up. The dead, Bachchu Mia, was a CNG-run auto-rickshaw driver who had been traceless since being “detained by plainclothes officials” on February 17, according to his family members.