Rapid Action Battalion

July 25, 2022
July 25, 2022

Star Investigates: How did a bike accident become an extortion case?

A simple motorbike accident by a teenage boy in the capital’s Mirpur has been turned into an extortion case against eight school and college students for reasons the victim, his family and witnesses cannot explain.

May 15, 2022
May 15, 2022

Return of enforced disappearance and extrajudicial killing?

It was a sombre occasion at the Dhaka Reporters Unity premises on April 30.

April 24, 2022
April 24, 2022

No scope to repeal sanctions on Rab without concrete actions: US Ambassador

There is no scope for repealing the sanctions against Rab, without concrete actions and accountability, United States Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Haas said today.

April 20, 2022
April 20, 2022

Who will speak for the George Floyds of Bangladesh?

In the US, being Black or just a person of colour is enough to get one killed or arrested by a cop, merely for being at the wrong place at the wrong time—or even the right place at the right time.

January 17, 2020
January 17, 2020

Were those really incidents of ‘crossfire’?

So, someone can be deliberately killed in “crossfire”! The “crossfire” killings, understood to be a blatant violation of all human rights laws, have been termed by an MP an “instant action” when it comes to dealing with criminals.

November 24, 2019
November 24, 2019

6 members of int’l trafficking gang held

Rapid Action Battalion claims to have arrested six members of an international human trafficking gang and rescued four women from their possessions in Narayanganj.

May 9, 2019
May 9, 2019

2 killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’

Two persons are killed in a reported gunfight between Rapid Action Battalion and a drug dealer group in Cox’s Bazar.

March 29, 2019
March 29, 2019

Make sure no innocent harassed

Stressing the importance of upholding human rights in enforcing laws, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked the Rab members to be careful so that people are not unnecessarily harassed while taking actions against criminals.

March 16, 2019
March 16, 2019

Painter turns conman!

The Rab has arrested seven members of a gang which used to “deceive people” in the name of selling Saudi Riyal at half price.

July 9, 2018
July 9, 2018

Youth held with car, phensidyl

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested a youth with a car carrying 700 bottles of phensidyl on Patuakhali-Barisal road in Lebukhali area under Dumki upazila early yesterday.