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Rab denies orders to arrest Nazrul

N'ganj 7-Murder

Rab denies orders to arrest Nazrul

The Rapid Action Battalion Headquarters yesterday denied that it had issued any order for the arrest of Narayanganj city panel mayor Nazrul Islam, who was kidnapped and killed along with six others in April. Rab Director General Mukhlesur Rahman claimed that the HQ was not even aware of the seven-murder beforehand. “The Rab HQ does...

End Rab's impunity

Voicing concern about continuing human rights violations by the Rab and other security forces, the European Parliament yesterday adopted a resolution urging the Bangladesh authorities to put an end to Rab's impunity. Human rights violations by the Rapid Action Battalion, an emergency force created 10 years ago with both military and police officers, should stop, said the members of European Parliament. In the resolution on human rights violation in Bangladesh, the EP called upon the Bangladesh government to bring back the...

Another haul of arms, explosives in Satchhari

Another haul of arms, explosives in Satchhari

For the fourth time in three months, Rapid Action Battalion members recovered a cache of firearms and explosives at the Satchhari National Park in Habiganj's Chunarughat upazila early yesterday. There were 14 sacks of explosives, 112 rocket launchers and 48 chargers of rocket launchers among the weapons, said Mufti Mahmud Khan, director of legal...

End Rab’s impunity

End Rab’s impunity

The European Parliament (EP) in a resolution today called on the Bangladeshi authorities to put an end to Rab's impunity. The Members of European Parliament (MEPs) also said human rights violations by the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab), an emergency force created 10 years ago comprising both military and police officers, should stop. The MEPs also...

3 held for killing AL leader in Dhaka

3 held for killing AL leader in Dhaka

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members detained three people for their alleged involvement with the killing of ward-level Awami League leader Jahangir Alam in Dhaka 17 days back. Rab nabbed the trio, whose identities could not be known immediately, from different parts of the capital. Jahangir Alam, 45, one of the president candidates of ward no-28 unit of AL, was shot dead in front of his West Agargaon house while he was getting down from his car on August 9. Among the detainees, Rab identified Naeem as the main killer who shot Alam in his chest, Mufti Mahmud Khan, director of the legal and media wing of Rab, told The Daily Star. The victim...

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...

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