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  • ‘Drug peddler’ held in Dhaka

    Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members detain an alleged drug peddler along with 500 bottles of Phensidyl from Dhaka’s Dhamrai upazila.

  • Businesswoman held, remanded

    Rab has arrested a woman entrepreneur in a case filed under the controversial section 57 of the ICT Act for “spreading rumours and sharing provocative posts” on social media over the recent student protest.

  • 'Please help us find him'

    Wife of former commanding officer of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) Lt Col Hasinur Rahman pleads to the prime minister for directing law enforcers to find her husband, who has remained traceless for over a week.

  • Rab seeks authority to conduct random drug tests

    Director General of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) yesterday sought authority from government to conduct random drug testing on persons who it suspects of drug abuse.

  • 2 ‘drug peddlers’ of Dhaka killed in ‘gunfights’

    Two suspected drug peddlers are killed in separate incidents of gunfights with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Narayanganj and Dhaka.

  • PM asks Rab to fight drugs

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina directs the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) to continue its drive against drugs to save the country and children from its (drugs) clutches side by side with maintaining law and order to keep up development spree.

  • Rab pledges to quash leak-sters, ‘like militants’

    Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) pledges to crush leak-sters who are plaguing the country’s educational sector by leaking question papers of public examinations.

  • 3 JMB men held with pistol, bomb in Rajshahi

    Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members arrest three suspected members of banned outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) in Puthia upazila of Rajshahi.

  • Mymensingh city Jubo League leader Azad Sheikh killing

    Rape accused killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’

    The fugitive accused of a rape case is reportedly killed in a gunfight with Rab at Chokoria upazila in Cox’s Bazar.

  • Missing BNP leaderarrested by Rab

    Rab yesterday confirmed that it arrested BNP leader Anisur Rahman Talukder Khokon over allegations of plotting subversive activities around 20 hours after he went missing in the capital's Gulistan area.

  • Three JMB operatives blow themselves up

    Three militant suspects were killed after they allegedly detonated suicide vests during an anti-terror operation by Rapid Action Battalion at a remote char on the Padma in Chapainawabganj yesterday.

  • This time, no trace of book importer

    Rab members yesterday picked up Liberation War hero Habibul Alam from the capital's Eskaton and interrogated him for around seven

  • Kidnap in Bangladesh

    4 members of kidnapping gang held, 2 abductees rescued

    Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrest four members of a kidnapping gang and rescue two abductees from city's Mugda area

  • Rab arrested co pilot

    He plotted to fly plane into VIP houses

    The Rab yesterday arrested a Biman Bangladesh Airlines co-pilot, who according to the force, was planning to carry out a suicide attack on the residences of government high-ups with an aircraft.

  • 'Drug dealer' killed in 'gunfight'

    An alleged drug dealer was killed in a "gunfight" between his cohorts and Rab in Chittagong city's Ice Factory Road area early yesterday.

  • 2 killed in 'gunfights' with Rab, police

    Two alleged criminals were killed in “shootouts” between their cohorts and law enforcers in Chittagong and Habiganj early yesterday.

  • 'Model to militant'

    Once a young model, Imam Mehedi Hasan turned into a militant leader about two years ago, claimed Rab.

  • Man dies in Rab custody

    A man died in the custody of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) early yesterday, hours after members of the elite force arrested him at Naogaon.

  • Huge blasts at 'terror den' in capital

    Casualties are feared in a flat in the capital's Darus Salam after a suspected militant allegedly detonated bombs last night.

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    3 suicide blasts at Mirpur ‘militant den’, says Rab

    Heavy sounds of gunshots and explosions are heard from the suspected militant hideout in Dhaka’s Mirpur, over two hours after the law enforcers claimed that the “militants” holed up in den agreed to surrender to the lawmen.

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    ‘Robber’ killed in Sundarbans ‘gunfight’

    An alleged robber is killed in a “gunfight” with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members in Khulna range of the Sundarbans.

  • 'Robber' killled in 'gunfight' with Rab

    An alleged robber was killed in a "gunfight" with Rapid Action Battalion in Pologround area of Chittagong city early yesterday.

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    Robber leader killed in Ctg gunfight: Rab

    An alleged ringleader of a robber gang is killed in a reported gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Chittagong city.

  • Eight truckloads of rice seized

    Law enforcers yesterday detained five people, including a food department official, and seized about 170 tonnes of rice stolen from a

  • Chased By Rab: 'Drug peddler' drowns in Rajshahi

    A suspected drug peddler jumped into a pond and drowned as he tried to run from Rapid Action Battalion in Rajshahi's Tanore upazila

  • Sramik League man held with 19 firearms

    Rapid Action Battalion arrested a district-level Sramik League leader and claimed to have recovered 19 illegal firearms and over 600

  • 27 of LGBT community held in Keraniganj

    Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) claims to have arrested 27 youths of LGBT community in Keraniganj, outskirts area of Dhaka.

  • Rab firing: Case filed against Khilgaon dead biker

    Rapid Action Battalion files a case under the Anti-Terrorism Act over yesterday’s incident where the elite force gunned down a “bike-riding youth as he defied a signal to stop” at a checkpoint in Dhaka’s Khilgaon area.

  • 11 held in Dhaka for ‘ATM card forgery’

    Rapid Action Battalion claims detention of 11 persons for their alleged involvement in forgery from different areas in Dhaka. They used to clone ATM cards in ties with dishonest businessmen at stores and steal money.

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    7 ‘carjackers’ held in Dhaka

    Rapid Action Battalion members, in separate drives, hav arrested seven alleged carjackers and recovered seven stolen vehicles in Mohammadpur area of Dhaka in the early hours of today.