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Rapid Action Battalion (Rab)

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...

Narayanganj 7-murder

Rab officers 'asked to kill Nur too'

Rab officers 'asked to kill Nur too'

A top official of the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) had ordered former Rab officers Lt Col Tareque Sayeed Mohammad and Maj Arif Hossain to kill Nur Hossain, alleged mastermind of the seven-murder incident in Narayanganj. The top official gave the order when Tareque, commanding officer (CO) of Rab-11, and Arif, company commander of the elite force unit, met him at the Rab headquarters two days after a Rab team led by Arif killed Narayanganj City Corporation panel mayor Nazrul Islam and six others. They, however, did not execute the order as the situation in Narayanganj already heated up following the abduction, sources said quoting from the confessional statement of Arif Hossain. In...

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...

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