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Rapid Action Battalion (Rab)

Rab asked to gear up Sagar-Runi murder probe

Rab asked to gear up Sagar-Runi murder probe

Irked by slow progress in probing the murder of journalist couple -- Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi -- a Dhaka court today directed Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) to gear up the investigation. It asked the investigating agency to immediately record the statements of Mahir Sarowar Megh, only son of the slain couple, Runi’s mother...

Cop, 3 held with illegal pistol in Uttara

Cop, 3 held with illegal pistol in Uttara

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members arrested four people including a law enforcer and seized a firearm and ammunition from their procession at Sector-6 of Uttara in Dhaka this afternoon. Acting on a tip-off a team of Rab conducted a raid at road no. 2 in the area and arrested Asaduzzaman, sub-inspector of Special Branch...

13.5kg gold seized at Ctg airport

13.5kg gold seized at Ctg airport

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members detained a passenger with gold bars and ornaments weighing 13.515 kilogrammes while he was coming out of Shah Amanat International Airport in the port city of Chittagong this evening. Belal Uddin, 26, of Chakaria upazila in Cox’s Bazar, was carrying 115 gold bars and 175 gram gold ornaments worth...

Rab's Third Recovery in Satchhari Forest

Arms cache found

Arms cache found

The Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) yesterday recovered a huge cache of firearms and ammunition from the Satchhari National Park in Habiganj. Two light machine guns (LMGs), nine sub-machine guns (SMGs), six self-loading rifles (SLRs), one automatic rifle of 7.62mm calibre, one sniper telescope-side, one SMC (sub-machine carbine), one Beta gun and 2,400 rounds of...

Dhaka kid rescued in Cox's Bazar, one held

Dhaka kid rescued in Cox's Bazar, one held

A two and a half years old child, kidnapped from the capital on August 29, was rescued by members of the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) from a hotel in Cox's Bazar town on Monday night. The victim is Ahnaf Khan Ninad, son of Amir Khan of Tikkapara area in Mohammadpur. The elite force arrested the alleged kidnapper and two women from the hotel. Rab-7 Commander Mirza Mostafa Kamal quoted victim's family as saying that Ninad along with his aunt Jannat came to a shop in Tikkapara area at around 9:30pm on August 29. At that time, Md Kutubuddin, who was well acquainted with Jannat, came there and tactfully picked up Ninad...

Fraud gang busted in capital

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) early today arrested two members of a fraud gang at Kalabagan in the capital.   The arrestees are Sabbir Hossain Jony, 24, and his cohort Raju Ahmed, 24. Acting on a tip-off, a team of Rab-2 members raided a house in Free School Street area around 1:00am. The Rab members seized a fake gun, 10 mobile phone sets, 19 Yaba tablets, and Tk 6,000 in cash from their possession, said Raihan Uddin Khan, operation officer of Rab-2.   The...

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...

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