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Rapid Action Battalion (Rab)

Sagar-runi Murder

Turn in report by Aug 13,court asks Rab

A Dhaka court yesterday asked the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) to submit a probe report before it by August 13 in journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi murder case. The Rab did not submit any written reply to the court, even though three orders were earlier issued for submitting the investigation report of the case. On March 18, Wares Ali, assistant superintendent of police of the Rab and also the investigation officer of the case, took over the charge...

Over 100 rockets, chargers recovered

Over 100 rockets, chargers recovered

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) has recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunitions including around 184 40mm rocket shells and 153 chargers of rocket launchers from bordering Satchhari forest of Chunarughat upazila of Habiganj. The elite force recovered the tank destroying shells and the chargers from a bunker inside the forest today, Rab media...

Limiting activities is a strategy

The decision to limit the additional duties of the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) was a 'strategic' move taken by the elite force, the state minister for home said yesterday. "However, the force can be deployed whenever the need arises," Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal told reporters after a meeting at the secretariat in the capital. He declined to say anything on whether the government had asked the Rab to stay away from performing additional duties. On Monday, Rab officials announced that the force would...

PHULGAZI UPAZILA CHAIRMAN MURDER

9 remanded for Ekramul murder

9 remanded for Ekramul murder

Investigators have got eight days to quiz each of nine suspects in the murder of Phulgazi upazila chairman Ekramul Haq in Feni. Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) personnel arrested eight of the defendants in the capital while the ninth surrendered to Feni police yesterday. In preliminary interrogation by the elite force, most of the arrestees have...

STRAIGHT LINE

Of myopic law enforcement

MULTIPLE abductions followed by grisly murders committed allegedly with the help of elite law enforcement outfit have made many citizens worried and jittery. Responsible individuals including nationally important public leaders have demanded the disbandment of the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab), holding the organisation responsible for the serious malfeasance of a few key officials. In a charged situation nobody is in a mood to study the objective conditions that are causing worrisome deviance. However, have not murders of publicly important...

NARAYANGANJ ABDUCTION, KILLINGS

Rab threatening me: Shahidul

Rab threatening me: Shahidul

The father-in-law of slain Narayanganj panel mayor Nazrul Islam has alleged that he was receiving threats from Rapid Action Battalion (Rab).  “Now, I am fearing for my life,” Shahidul Islam told reporters after giving his deposition before a government-formed probe body at Narayanganj Circuit House today on the second day of the mass hearing. Shahidul...

Khaleda for disbanding Rab

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday demanded that the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) force be disbanded, alleging the elite force has now become involved in "killings, abductions and forced disappearances". "People think there is no necessity for Rab anymore as they are now killing people in exchange for money," Khaleda said while talking to the family members of Sajedul Islam Sumon at their Shaheenbagh residence in the capital last night.    "Law enforcers" picked up Sumon, general secretary of word No 32...

Mass hearing on Narayanganj killings May 12, 15

Mass hearing on Narayanganj killings May 12, 15

Mass hearings on the abductions and killings of seven people in Narayanganj last month will be held at the office of the district’s deputy commissioner on May 12 and 15. A circulation has been issued in this regard today, said Abdul Kashem Mohammad Mohiuddin, secretary member of the probe body which has been formed...

Rab men blamed for abducting another businessman

Rab men blamed for abducting another businessman

The family of a Narayanganj businessman has alleged that a group of people with the help of some Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members abducted him from old part of Dhaka a month ago. Rahmatullah Sentu was coming out of the chamber of a muhuri (lawyer’s assistant) around 11:00am on April 9 when eight to 10 men in plainclothes dragged him," Lovely Akhtar, Sentu's wife, said at a press conference at Jatiya Press Club in the capital today. "As they tried to take my husband into a microbus, he cried for help," she said. Locals rushed to...

Dismissal proved Rab men’s involvement: Fakhrul

Dismissal proved Rab men’s involvement: Fakhrul

BNP today said the government decision to dismiss three Rab officers from their services has proved that the elite force and administration were involved in the abduction and killing of seven people including Narayanganj panel mayor Nazrul Islam. "Apart from the Rab members, we have come to know that a minister’s son was also...

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