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3 'robbers' killed in 'gunfight' with Rab

Three alleged robbers were killed in a "gunfight" with Rapid Action Battalion in the Sharankhola range of the c under Bagerhat district yesterday. Two of the dead were Saddam Mollah, 27, son of Shona Mollah from Barguna's Patharghata upazila, and Sohel, 25, son of Mohammad Mostafa Member from the same area. The third victim, aged between 25 and 30, could not be identified immediately. The three were members of a local robbery gang known as Sagar-Saikat Bahini, said Rab officials. With them,...

Rab hands Manna over to DB

Rab hands Manna over to DB

Nagorik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna, whose two leaked phone calls created quite a stir across the country, was handed over to detectives by members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) early Wednesday. The elite force members handed over Manna to the Detective Branch (DB) of Police at the DB headquarters in Dhaka around 12:30am,...

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Rab hands over Manna to DB

Rab hands over Manna to DB

More than 20 hours after “plainclothes men had picked up” Mahmudur Rahman Manna early yesterday, officials said he was arrested by the Rapid Action Battalion and handed over to the Detective Branch of police. Around 12:30am today, several media reports quoted Rab's Additional Director General Ziaul Ahsan as saying that Manna was arrested in a case filed with Gulshan Police Station for “trying to instigate revolt by the armed forces”. Around the same time, Assistant Commissioner Nurul Alam of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (Gulshan zone) told The Daily Star that Manna was taken to the DB office on Minto Road after midnight. The officials, however, didn't give details about his arrest. According to family...

Road crash near PMO kills 2

Road crash near PMO kills 2

Two people, including a member of Rapid Action Battalion, were killed in a road accident near the Prime Minister’s Office in Dhaka this afternoon. A private car crashed into a motorcycle around 12:30pm, leaving two people injured, said Ramzan Ali, sub-inspector of Tejgaon Police Station. Kamruzzam Liton, the private car driver, and Corporal Uchchel Alam...

23 detained for alleged militant link

A team of Rab detained 23 people from two madrasas at Hathazari upazila in Chittagong yesterday, for their alleged involvement in militant activities. Lt Col Mifta Uddin Ahmed, commanding officer of Rab-7, said they received information that plans were being formulated by some people of these madrasas to carry out subversive acts. Around 3:00pm, Rab members conducted a two-and-a-half-hour long drive in the madrasas and detained 23 people on the suspicion they may be involved in militant activities. The law enforcers seized...

Rab surveillance on at Shaheed Minar

Rab surveillance on at Shaheed Minar

Starting today, elite force Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) will be keeping a close eye in and around the Central Shaheed Minar premises to ensure public security ahead of February 21, its director general said. The force has taken a three-day security plan for the premises for public security in view of the continuing countrywide...

23 held for ‘militant link’

23 held for ‘militant link’

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) has picked up 23 people from a madrasa in Chittagong for their alleged link with militancy. The elite force however did not give details about the detainees. Tipped-off, Rab-7 officials conducted a drive at the madrasa in Hathazari around 3:00pm,” Lt Col Mista Uddin Ahmed, commanding officer (CO) of Rab-7, told our Chittagong correspondent.   The Rab official said they could not verify the identity of the detained persons immediately.

‘Gaibandha arson attacker’ among 2 killed in ‘shootouts’

‘Gaibandha arson attacker’ among 2 killed in ‘shootouts’

The prime suspect in Gaibandha arson attack case was killed in a “shootout” with Rapid Action Battalion while an outlaw was killed in a “gunfight” with the elite force members in Jhenidah early today. Of the deceased, Mostofa, an activist of pro-Jamaat-e-Islami student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir, was key accused in the case filed...

16 firebombs recovered in Ctg, Bhola

16 firebombs recovered in Ctg, Bhola

Law enforcers today recovered 16 firebombs and seven crude bombs in separate drives in Chittagong and Bhola. In a similar drive, at least 18 alleged activists of BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami were detained in Dhaka for their involvement in subversive activities in 24 hours until this morning. Fifteen of the detainees belong to BNP while rest...

10 firebombs recovered in Gulshan

10 firebombs recovered in Gulshan

  Rapid Action Battalion today recovered 10 abandoned firebombs and detained two alleged pickets in this connection at Gulshan in Dhaka this afternoon. Major Maksudul Alam, assistant director of Rab’s legal and media wing, told The Daily Star that the elite force members recovered the petrol bombs from an abandoned bag. The bag was found on the road divider near Gulshan-1 intersection around 5:00pm. On suspicion, the law enforcers picked up two people who were standing near the abandoned bag, the Rab official said, adding that the detainees were being questioned.

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