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Rapid Action Battalion (Rab)

Youth held for anti-govt propaganda

Youth held for anti-govt propaganda

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) today picked up a youth from Shahjahanpur area in Dhaka on charge of spreading propaganda against the government and the State.   Maj Maksudul Alam, assistant director of Rab’s Legal and Media wing, said they seized a pistol, ammunition, six crude bombs and some jihadi books from his possession. The Rab-3...

Girl, college boy rescued a day into abduction

A minor schoolgirl and a college boy, abducted in Jamalpur and Jessore districts on Wednesday, were rescued yesterday. In Jamalpur, members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) rescued a six-year-old abducted girl from Biyara Bazar in Sadar upazila yesterday, reports our correspondent. One Laboni, 40, wife of Anwar Hossain of Gopinathpur in Sarishabari upazila, entered the house of the class one student of the town for rent a room and abducted the girl on Wednesday afternoon. She later demanded Tk two lakh as...

‘Criminal’ killed in Rab ‘shootout’

‘Criminal’ killed in Rab ‘shootout’

An alleged criminal was killed in a “shootout” with the members of Rapid Action Battalion in Sandwip upazila of Chittagong this afternoon. The Rab men also recovered 30 firearms including local and foreign made rifles, pistols and around 49 rounds of bullets from their hideouts in a jungle in the area. The deceased was identified...

1 lakh yaba tablets seized, 7 held in Cox’s Bazar

1 lakh yaba tablets seized, 7 held in Cox’s Bazar

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) detained seven people and seized around 1 lakh pieces of yaba tablets from Cox’s Bazar this afternoon. On information, a team of Rab conducted an operation in Kolatoli Beach area in the Bay of Bengal and seized a trawler carrying the contrabands items around 4:00pm, said Lt Col Mistah Uddin,...

Prosecute Rab men

Bangladesh government should prosecute the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members responsible for the 2011 attack on Limon Hossain that caused him to lose a leg, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said. The authorities have finally dropped politically-motivated charges against Limon, but have not taken action against his attackers, said the New York-based rights body in a report posted on its website. HRW has also urged the government to order an independent investigation into the attack on Limon. “The Bangladesh government needs to take...

6 poachers held with tiger skins in Sundarbans

6 poachers held with tiger skins in Sundarbans

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested six poachers and seized two tiger skins from their possession which are believed to have been acquired after the beasts were hunted down in the Sundarbans. The poachers were arrested from Satkhira Sadar upazila late last night, Rab 8 Deputy Commander Maj Adnan Kabir told our Bagerhat correspondent this...

STRATEGICALLY SPEAKING

The Sunderbans -- 'Sundar' no more

THE Sunderbans has been in the news from time to time for various reasons. Apart from its timber and tiger, both of which are depleting fast, there are the more than dozen 'Bahinis' who have their own turfs in that forest. Recently it was in the news again for the so-called encounter killing of 11+2 a day before Eid. The Sunderbans has lured people of many kinds. Some were attracted by their pristine beauty, some by the awe inspired by...

Limon cases proved ‘false, fabricated’: NHRC boss

Limon cases proved ‘false, fabricated’: NHRC boss

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Prof Mizanur Rahman today said the cases against Limon Hossain have been proved ‘fabricated and false’ at last. “The National Human Rights Commission feels immensely happy at the end of the day although the state and the court have been late to take steps to withdraw the fabricated...

Smuggled cobra venom seized, five arrested

Smuggled cobra venom seized, five arrested

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested five people and seized 12 pounds of cobra venom in Joypurhat town on Friday night. Being tipped-off, a team of Rab-5 in Joypurhat raided a room of Hotel Boishakhi, a residential hotel in the town, around 8:30pm and arrested two people along with 12 pounds of snake...

Moghbazar Triple Murder

6 suspects held

6 suspects held

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members arrested six people in Dhaka and Munshiganj on Friday night and early yesterday for their alleged involvement in the sensational triple murder in Moghbazar of Dhaka on August 28. Acting on a tip-off, the elite force personnel conducted raids at different places in the capital and in Munshiganj and...

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