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2 lakh yaba tablets seized

2 lakh yaba tablets seized

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) early today seized 2.15 lakh yaba tablets and some Tk 19 lakh raiding different places in Chittagong and Gazipur. Five persons, including a ring leader of a yaba smuggling gang, were picked up during the drives, Commander Mufti Mahmud Khan, director at Legal and Media Wing of Rab, said at...

Rab nab 7 for cheque fraudulence

Rab nab 7 for cheque fraudulence

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) detained seven members of a fraud gang with cheque making equipment from different parts of Dhaka last night. A team of Rab-1 launched raids in the city’s Uttara, Baridhara and Badda areas last night and detained them including their leader Zakir Hossain. The elite force also recovered three cheque books of...

Stolen baby rescued

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) yesterday recovered a newborn baby girl who they suspect was stolen from a hospital two weeks ago from a house in the capital's Lalbagh area. They also detained four women from the place for their alleged involvement in stealing and selling the infant. The detainees are members of a gang that steals babies from different hospitals and sells them from that house, said Rab, adding that the house belonged to Monowara, the ring leader of the gang. One...

They want justice

It was a dreadful day for the Brahmanbaria trader. He was picked up by the Rapid Action Battalion-14 on April 29 from his Nabinagar home and was taken to its Bhairab camp in Kishoreganj. Rab members there inflicted serious torture on Shahnur Alam between 11:00pm and 1:00am that night. They poured hot water on the 43-year-old, inserted eggs into his rectum, applied electric shocks to his elbows and kicked in his lower abdomen. Shahnur narrated his agonising ordeal to his family...

Robber killed in 'shootout' with Rab

The leader of a robbery gang was killed in an alleged gunfight with Rab men in Kawkhali of Pirojpur last night. Nazir Ahmed Sabuj, 40, of Suktagar village under Razapur upazila in Jhalakathi, was the leader of “Sabuj Bahini”, said Captain Abul Bashar of Barisal Rapid Action Battallion-8. Sabuj stood accused in several cases including one for murder. He was a listed criminal, police said. Captain Bashar claimed the gunfight started around 7:00pm near Kawkhali College when a team of Barisal Rab-8...

40 crude bombs seized in Patuakhali

40 crude bombs seized in Patuakhali

Members of elite force Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) recovered 40 handmade crude bombs from a local market in Patuakhali district town last night. Upon intelligence, a Rab 8 team seized the crude bombs from Shially bazar on the Patuakhali-Barisal highway around 11:30pm, reports our Patuakhali correspondent quoting Md Faizul Islam, commander of the camp...


Another Rab man makes 'confession'

Another Rab man, arrested in connection with the sensational seven-murder in Narayanganj, yesterday gave a confessional statement about his involvement in the killings before a Narayanganj court. Bazlur Bazlur Rahman gave his deposition in two cases filed in connection with the seven-murder incident. Senior Judicial Magistrate HM Shafiqul Islam recorded the statement. With this, 12 Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members, among the 15 arrested, gave confessional statements before the courts, court sources said.  On Monday night, detectives caught assistant sub-inspectors Bazlur and...


Rab man makes 'confession'

Sepoy Nuruzzaman with another Rab man tailed Nazrul Islam on Narayanganj court premises on the day of the city panel mayor's abduction. At one stage, Nazrul's aides caught Nuruzzaman's partner, who was in plainclothes, at the courtyard but freed him when he identified himself as a member of the elite force. When Nazrul and his associates left the court on a car, the duo conveyed the message to Maj Arif Hossain and followed Nazrul's car on a microbus. Nuruzzaman later joined the...

11 ‘carjackers, snatchers’ held in Dhaka

11 ‘carjackers, snatchers’ held in Dhaka

Law enforcers claimed detention of 11 members of alleged carjacker and snatcher gangs in separate crackdowns through Dhaka last night. Detectives nabbed five members of carjacker gangs and seized two stolen cars, fake pay order slips, forged papers and BRTA seals, a message to the media from on behalf of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP)...

N'ganj Seven-murder

3 more Rab men involved

Investigators have found that three more Rab men were involved in the sensational seven-murder in Narayanganj. Inspector Mamunur Rashid Mandal, investigating officer of the murder case, said their names came up while grilling the already arrested members of Rapid Action Battalion. Those who testified in the case also spoke about the trio's involvement in the crime, he added. “The three were involved both in the abduction and the killing of the seven people,” mentioned Mamunur, also an inspector of Detective Branch of...

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