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Key suspect arrested

Avijit Murder

Key suspect arrested

Shafiur Rahman Farabi, who had issued repeated death threats to writer-blogger Avijit Roy, was arrested by the Rab in the capital's Jatrabari area early yesterday. Known in the social media and blogsphere for his vitriolic campaigns against progressive and free-thinking bloggers, Farabi is the key suspect in the Avijit murder, the elite-crime buster said.   Avijit's father too alleged that Farabi had been threatening his son for the last one and a half years, said Rab officials. A Rab team arrested the 29-year-old around 5:30am at Jatrabari Bus Terminal when he was...

Avijit killing: Farabi on 10-day remand

Avijit killing: Farabi on 10-day remand

Shafiur Rahman Farabi, the prime suspect in the sensational murder case of writer-blogger Avijit Roy, was placed on a 10-day remand today. Metropolitan Magistrate Md Rezaul Islam of Dhaka passed the order after Fazlur Rahman, inspector of Detective Branch (DB) of police, produced him before the court with a 10-day remand prayer. Farabi, who had...

Farabi admits of threats to kill Avijit: Rab

Farabi admits of threats to kill Avijit: Rab

Farabi Shafiur Rahman, the prime suspect in the sensational murder case of writer-blogger Avijit Roy, has admitted making online postings threatening to kill Avijit, according to Rab. “He (Farabi) confessed of his statements to kill Avijit, which he had made several times,” said Commander Mufti Mahmud Khan, director at Legal and Media Wing of...

Militant Den Busted in Ctg

Scary recovery

Scary recovery

 In an overnight raid yesterday, the Rapid Action Battalion seized a huge cache of explosives and bombs from a militant hideout at Halishahar in Chittagong. The haul includes 150 kilograms of explosives, 76 "powerful bombs" including 22 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), 30 kinds of bomb-making materials and 24 shotgun shells. At least 2,000 powerful bombs...

Militants’ den busted in Ctg, 3 held

Militants’ den busted in Ctg, 3 held

Rapid Action Battalion members today said they have busted a “militants’ den” in Halishahar of Chittagong city and arrested three “active militants” along with large numbers of hand bombs and explosives. The elite force recovered 150 kilogrammes of high power explosive material, 76 powerful hand bombs, 24 bullets and training equipment from the den...

3 ‘robbers’ killed in ‘gunfight’ with Bagerhat Rab

3 ‘robbers’ killed in ‘gunfight’ with Bagerhat Rab

Three alleged robbers were killed in a “gunfight” with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in the Sundarbans under Sharankhola range of Bagerhat this morning. Two of the robbers were identified as Saddam, 27, and Sohel, 25, (full names were not known), Major Adnan Kabir, deputy director of Rab-8, told The Daily Star. They are members of...

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...

Militant training camp busted in Ctg, 5 held

Militant training camp busted in Ctg, 5 held

Rapid Action Battalion have busted a militant training camp in Banshkhali upazila of Chittagong and arrested five persons along with large number of firearms and training equipment. Acting on a tip-off, a team of Rab-7 launched a drive in Lotmoni hilly area from Saturday afternoon to 6:00am today and unearthed the training camp, said...

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.

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