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Rapid Action Battalion

Faruqi Murder

Police still clueless about killers

Three days into the slaying of Sheikh Nurul Islam Faruqi, chief imam of the Supreme Court Jame Masjid, law enforcers are still without any clue to the murder. There has been no arrest either. The police, Rapid Action Battalion and several intelligence agencies are probing the gruesome murder focusing on several issues including personal and religious rivalry, and financial feud over hajj. Assailants slit the throat of Faruqi at his East Rajabazar home in the capital on Wednesday night. His family members...

5 more Rab men remanded in 7-murder case

5 more Rab men remanded in 7-murder case

A Narayanganj court today placed five personnel of Rapid Action Battalion-11 on an eight-day remand after they were arrested and produced before it in connection with the sensational seven murders. Senior Judicial Magistrate Chandni Rupam granted the remand after police produced them before the court with 10-day remand prayers in the case filed by...

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...

6 to walk gallows for killing 3 Bagerhat law enforcers

6 to walk gallows for killing 3 Bagerhat law enforcers

A Bagerhat court today sentenced six people to death and seven others to life term imprisonment for killing three members of Bangladesh Coast Guard and Rapid Action Battalion. District and Sessions Judge SM Solaiman also acquitted two other accused as allegations brought against them were not proved. All the convicts were tried in absentia, reports...

'Robber' killed in Bagerhat 'shootout'

'Robber' killed in Bagerhat 'shootout'

An alleged robber was killed in a 'shootout' with Rapid Action Battalion in Chandpai range of Sundarbans in Bagerhat this morning. Deceased Nasir alias Russell, 29, was the leader of a robbery gang, locally known as Nasir Bahini, said Hasibul Haque, operation officer of Rab-8. Nasir and his gang opened fire on a team of...

Rab arrests 'gang of carjackers'

Rapid Action Battalion nabbed seven members of an alleged gang of carjackers including the leader in separate drives in Dhaka and Sylhet yesterday and on Friday. The elite force also seized seven stolen cars and one motorcycle during the drives, Commander Mufti Mahmud Khan, Rab media wing director, told a press briefing at Rab headquarters in the capital yesterday. The detained are Abdul Alim of Habiganj, the ringleader, Al Amin Islam Rubel, Jasim Uddin, Imam Hossain Shamim alias Shipon, Bachchu Miah,...

Rab nabs 7 carjackers

Rab nabs 7 carjackers

Rapid Action Battalion members have nabbed a ringleader and six members of a carjackers' gang from Dhaka and Sylhet. The elite force also seized seven stolen cars and one motorcycle during the drives, said Captain Maksudul Alam, assistant director of Rab’s Legal and Media Wing. Ringleader Abdul Alim and his two associates -- Al-Amin Islam...

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Pinak-6 owner blames it on BIWTA, ghat officials

Pinak-6 owner blames it on BIWTA, ghat officials

Hours after his arrest today, Abu Bakkar Siddique, the owner of Pinak-6 that sank in the Padma on August 4, blamed the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) officials and lessees of launch ghats (terminals) for the tragedy. Claiming himself not guilty, Siddique, 60, said it is the BIWTA that controls launch operations 10...

Sagar-Runi murder: Rab gets 36 days more to probe

Sagar-Runi murder: Rab gets 36 days more to probe

A Dhaka Court today granted 36 days more to Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) to submit the probe report in journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi murder case. Metropolitan Magistrate Tareq Mainul Islam Bhuiyan asked the Rab to place the report before it on September 18. The court order came after Wares Ali, assistant superintendent...

Rab detains Nur Hossain's driver

Rapid Action Battalion yesterday detained a driver of Nur Hossain, the prime accused in Narayanganj seven-murder, in Patuakhali Sadar upazila. Mizanur Rahman Dipu, 32, was rounded up around 1:30pm, said Commander Mufti Mahmud Khan, director at Legal and Media Wing of Rab. The detainee is from Amtoli of Barguna district. He went into hiding immediately after the abduction and killing of seven people in late April. He was being brought to Dhaka last night for interrogation, added Mahmud. According to sources, Dipu is...

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