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Rapid Action Battalion

6 more Moghbazar triple murder suspects held

6 more Moghbazar triple murder suspects held

Rapid Action Battalion members detained six people in Dhaka early today for their alleged involvement with the sensational triple murder in Moghbazar of Dhaka on August 28. Acting on a tip-off, the elite force personnel captured the six persons conducting raids at different places in the capital, Maksudul Alam, assistant director of Rab's Legal...

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...

Huge arms, explosives haul seized in Habiganj forest

Huge arms, explosives haul seized in Habiganj forest

For the fourth time in last three months, the Rapid Action Battalion recovered a huge cache of firearms and explosives from Satchhari forest in Chunarughat upazila of Habiganj early today. The elite force recovered 14 sacks of explosives, 112 rocket launchers and 48 chargers of rocket launcher, Mufti Mahmud Khan, director at Legal and...

Fake medicine factories busted

Fake medicine factories busted

A mobile court backed by the Rapid Action Battalion yesterday seized a large quantity of spurious drugs during raids on two factories and three warehouses in the capital's Mitford and Keraniganj. It also arrested the owner of the factories and warehouses, Mohammad Russel, 30, and directed law enforcers to lodge a case against him...

Aug 17 Blasts

Fugitive JMB man held

Rapid Action Battalion members arrested a fugitive Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) activist in connection with the August 17 countrywide series bomb blasts from the capital's Bhatara on Sunday. The arrestee, Sagir Hossain, 45, is a chargesheeted accused in a case for blasting bombs near the then Zia International Airport terminal, now Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Tuhin Mohammad Masud, commanding officer of Rab-1, told a press briefing at Rab-1 headquarters yesterday. On August 17, 2005, around 500 bombs went off at 300...

7-murder: Another Rab man held

7-murder: Another Rab man held

A member of Rapid Action Battalion was detained in Dhaka in connection with the sensational seven-murder in Narayanganj late in April.  A Rab team arrested Purnendu Bala, also a sub-inspector, from the capital around 1:25pm yesterday, Mufti Mahmud Khan, director of the legal and media wing of Rab, claimed this morning. On the other hand,...

Huge arms, ammo haul in Habiganj forest

Huge arms, ammo haul in Habiganj forest

For the third time in three months, a huge cache of firearms and ammunition were recovered from the Satchhari forest in Habiganj this morning, Rapid Action Battalion claims. Two light machine guns (LMG), one sub-machine gun (SMG), six self loading rifles (SLR), one automatic rifle, one sniper telescope-5 rifle and 2,400 bullets of bore...

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...

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