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Who are culprits?

Ru teacher killing

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...

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...

30 bombs found in Chapainawabganj

30 bombs found in Chapainawabganj

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) recovered 30 crude bombs from a mango orchard in Chapainawabganj Sadar upazila this morning. On information, a team of Rab-5 rushed to the mango orchard at Lalapara village around 6:30am and found a bag full of 30 handmade bombs, reports our Chapainawabganj correspondent quoting Major Kamruzzaman Pavel, commander...

Another ‘Huji member’ held in Dhaka

Another ‘Huji member’ held in Dhaka

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members claimed to have arrested an active member of banned outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (Huji) from Khilgaon area of Dhaka. The man was identified as Mufti Jubaer Abdullah, alias Sazed Muhammad Foyez, alias Khairul Hasan, alias Noyon, in a text notification Rab issued to the media this morning. Jihadi books, identity cards and photos of militant training sessions were seized from him. There were no further details in the text message. The arrest came three days after Detective Branch of police arrested four active leaders of the banned organisation Huji from Dhaka and Narayanganj.

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Limon's ordeal and the State

THE optimists in Bangladesh would hope and pray that Limon's ordeal has perhaps come to an end, now that all the criminal cases filed against him have been withdrawn by the state. Limon, a young man, has been a subject of public discussion through sheer misfortune, by a suspect lethal action of a state organ that has left him crippled for the rest of his life. Fortunately, however, the incident has not crippled his spirit as he is reportedly...

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