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3 hurt as escorted truck convoy attacked in Rajshahi

3 hurt as escorted truck convoy attacked in Rajshahi

At least three people suffered splinter injuries as alleged blockaders attacked a convoy of goods-carrying trucks in Rajshahi city this afternoon. Some 10 masked blockaders attacked a convoy of some 25 Dhaka bound goods-laden trucks from Chapainawabganj in Dorikhorbona area around 1:00pm while members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), police and Rapid Action Battalion...

6 tiger, deer hides seized, 5 held in Dhaka

6 tiger, deer hides seized, 5 held in Dhaka

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) seized a tiger hide and five deer hides and detained five people at Kalabagan and Jatrabari in Dhaka this evening. The elite force members seized five deer skins and picked up three persons while they were trying to sell the hides in Jatrabari area in the evening, said Maj Maksudul...

36-hr hartal in Rajshahi division from Sunday

36-hr hartal in Rajshahi division from Sunday

The BNP-led 20-party alliance has called a 36-hour hartal across Rajshahi division from Sunday protesting death of a Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) man in an alleged shootout with Rab in Chapainawabganj. Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) however claimed to have killed an “arsonist” in a “gunfight” at Kansat of Shibganj upazila in Chapainawabganj early today. Harun-ur-Rashid,...

BNP leader Shamim held

BNP leader Shamim held

Law enforcers picked up Shamimur Rahman Shamim, an assistant office secretary of BNP, at Dhanmondi in Dhaka this afternoon. A joint team of plainclothes police and Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) detained him from Shankar Bus Stand around 5:00pm, Shamsuddin Didar, a staff of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s media wing, told The Daily Star. Meanwhile, Detectives...

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...

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