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Bid on to save masterminds

Victims' family members and lawyers have expressed disappointment over the Rab's probe into the Narayanganj seven-murder, saying a move is on to save the masterminds. Though it's a positive sign that the Rapid Action Battalion finally has admitted its complicity, the architects of the gruesome murder are yet to be unmasked, said Sakhawat Hossain Khan, president of Naryanganj Bar Association, yesterday. The Rab is also trying to save some of its members, he alleged at a press conference. "The probe committee...

Rab database to give 150 types of info on a criminal

Rab database to give 150 types of info on a criminal

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) today launched a centralised database system that will generate 150 types of information regarding a criminal anywhere in the country. The database will store information on some 40,000 criminals active throughout the country and will help law enforcers to nab any criminal from anywhere in Bangladesh. State Minister for home affairs...

Rab submits Narayanganj 7-murder probe report

Rab submits Narayanganj 7-murder probe report

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) has handed over its full fledged investigation report on Narayanganj seven-murder to the attorney general’s office for placing it to the High Court. Deputy Attorney General ASM Nazmul Haque today confirmed The Daily Star of receiving the report on November 23. The report will be submitted to the HC bench of...

RU Teacher Killing

Who are culprits?

Who are culprits?

Police and Rapid Action Battalion came up with contradictory versions of the motive behind the murder of Rajshahi University Prof AKM Shafiul Islam following arrest of nine people from different parts of the country yesterday. Rajshahi police, after arresting three people from Bogra, said two of the detainees claimed responsibilities for the murder on social media. “They claimed their responsibility for Shafiul's murder on a Facebook page of militant outfit Ansar Al Islam Bangladesh-2,” said M Shamsuddin, commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police. The RMP commissioner, however, did not say anything about how they ascertained the arrestees' link to the militant outfit. On the contrary, Rab arrested six people from Rajshahi and Gazipur and...

7-murder: HC unhappy with slow probe

7-murder: HC unhappy with slow probe

The High Court today expressed dissatisfaction with the government over the slow progress of the investigation into the abduction and killing of seven people in Narayanganj. Today, the government filed three progress reports – of police’s inspector general, Rapid Action Battalion, and the probe body led by public administration ministry – before the court...

NIA, Rab exchange names of ‘criminals’

NIA, Rab exchange names of ‘criminals’

The investigators of India’s National Investigation Agency today handed over to its Bangladesh counterpart a list of 11 suspected militants believed to be behind the Burdwan blast. The persons arrested in connection with the blast gave the names, a Rab official said quoting the NIA officials. The NIA investigators have requested the elite force to...

'Criminal' killed in Rab 'shootout'

An alleged criminal was killed in a “shootout” between Rab and his aides in Sandwip upazila of Chittagong yesterday. Deceased Mosharraf Hossain, 33, was son of Mohammad Siddique of Bauria village in the upazila. Rapid Action Battalion claimed Mosharraf was the ring leader of a robber gang named after him. “The gang is committing robberies in the area.” AHM Moshiur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Sandwip Police Station, said Mosharraf stood accused in over a dozen criminal cases, including robbery and firearm possession. Acting...

Death row convict Huji man held

Death row convict Huji man held

The Rapid Action Battalion yesterday arrested a fugitive death row convict in Ramna Batamul carnage case, about 13 years after the incident which claimed 10 lives. Maulana Abu Bakar Siddique alias Hafez Selim Hawlader, 35, is a top leader of the banned Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (Huji) and also an accused in the August 21 grenade attack...

22,700 yaba tablets seized in Ctg, 2 held

22,700 yaba tablets seized in Ctg, 2 held

Rapid Action Battalion detained two persons with 22,700 yaba tablets in Chittagong city early today. On information, a team of Rab-7, conducted a drive at a house at Kalamiah Bazar under Bakalia police station around 3:30 am and arrested the duo with the pills worth about Tk 90 lakh, said ASP Shaheda Sultana, assistant...

JMB coordinator among 5 held in Sirajganj

JMB coordinator among 5 held in Sirajganj

The main coordinator of the banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) and his four associates were arrested by Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Sadar upazila rail station of Sirajganj early today. A huge amount of bomb, sophisticated bomb making materials, Jihadi books and other equipment were recovered from their possession, Major Maksud, deputy...

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