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Huge Yaba haul in Ctg

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) yesterday seized around 2.10 lakh pieces of Yaba tablets and Tk 19 lakh in cash in Chittagong  city. Five persons, including the ringleader of a Yaba smuggling group, were picked up during the raids, said Commander Mufti Mahmud Khan, director of legal and media wing of Rab, at a press briefing at the Rab headquarters in Uttara of the capital. Tipped off, a team of Rab-7 conducted a raid on Amin Contractor Road in the port city...

4 women held for stealing infant from DMCH

4 women held for stealing infant from DMCH

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) rescued a newborn female baby at the capital’s Lalbagh and picked up four women members of a gang involved in stealing and selling infants. On information that the gang was attempting to sell a two-week-old baby, the elite force members raided the house of the gang’s ring leader, Monowara, and...

6 held for cheating in recruitment test

6 held for cheating in recruitment test

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) today picked up six persons for their alleged involvement in cheating during a recruitment test in Dhaka. The detainees are: Atiqur Reza Atiq, Nure Alam Noyan, Ajmal Hossain, Ruhul Amin, Raihan Nabobi and Abu Kahar Hossain. Of them, Reza was providing answers to the questions during the recruitment test for sub-assistant...

Vehicle used in RU teacher killing seized

Vehicle used in RU teacher killing seized

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) today recovered a CNG-run three-wheeler from Railway Station area in Rajshahi city which was used during the killing of Rajshahi University teacher Shafiul Islam. “Killers equipped with sharp weapons went to Shafiul’s residence in Choddopai area riding a CNG-run three-wheeler. After killing him, they also fled the scene by boarding...

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...

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