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  • Rab raids 15 houses in Chapainawabganj

    Rab raids 15 houses in C’nawabganj, detains ‘JMB militant’

    Rapid Action Battalion raids at least 15 houses in Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj and detains a suspected member of the banned militant outfit Jamaa’atul Mujaheedin Bangladesh (JMB).

  • RAB held arms supplier for Gulshan café attack

    JMB 'plan for prison van attack' foiled

    Banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) was planning a Trishal-like prison van ambush to snatch the inmates accused in the Gulshan café attack case.

  • 5 ‘drug traders’ held in Kadamtoli

    Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) claims arrest of five drug traders from Dhaka’s Kadamtoli area.

  • fake images on social media

    3 held for ‘spreading fake photos, derogatory remarks on PM’

    Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) claims to have detained three men in Chattogram, Bogura and Rajshahi for allegedly spreading photoshopped images and making derogatory comments about the prime minister on social media.

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    Fake note factory busted in Dhaka

    Rapid Action Battalion (Rab-10) members claims to have busted a factory of manufacturing fake currency in Dhaka’s Kadamtali area.

  • 8 held in Dhaka for ‘spreading rumours’ over election

    Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrest eight people from Maghbazar and Mowchak areas in Dhaka city last night allegedly for spreading rumour on social media over tomorrow’s national election.

  • Rab opens Facebook page to verify fake, false news

    Rab opens Facebook page to verify fake news

    Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) has opened a Facebook page titled 'Rab Cyber News Verification Centre' to make people aware of false news and rumour spread during the upcoming general election.

  • Three held with Tk 8cr in capital

    Rapid Action Battalion detained three people in the capital's Motijheel and Gulshan yesterday for allegedly distributing money to influence the coming election and instigate violence.

  • 1 held for spreading 'rumours' on social media

    Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) claim to have detained one person in Dhaka for allegedly spreading anti-state rumours on social media.

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    'Drug dealer' killed in 'shootout'

    A fugitive accused of drug peddling was killed in an alleged gunfight with Rab at Shahidnagar area in Narayanganj yesterday.

  • Prothom Alo Fake website

    2 arrested over fake news sites

    Rapid Action Battalion claimed to have arrested two people for their involvement in creating fake websites identical to those of different local media outlets and circulating false and “anti-government” news through them.

  • Money fraudulence in Bangladesh

    14 foreigners held over fraudulence

    They came to Bangladesh as football players or for business purposes. But after the end of their visa tenure, they formed a nexus and started amassing money by duping Bangladeshis using social media platforms.

  • Gonoshastha Kendra Hospital in Savar

    Rab raiding Gonoshastha Kendra Hospital in Savar

    Rapid Action Battalion-4 conducts a raid at Gonoshastha Kendra Hospital in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka based on information of “anomalies in its treatment process”.

  • Rab arrests 5 for 'selling fake question papers'

    Rab yesterday claimed to have arrested five frauds who duped people by circulating fake question papers of MBBS admission tests, and six question paper-seeking admission aspirants, from different places of the capital in the last two days.

  • 2 killed in terror den

    A faction of Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh had plotted to carry out subversive activities at the court building of Chattogram, Rab claimed after busting a “militant den” in the district's Mirsarai yesterday.

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    Man killed in 'gunfight' with Rab

    A suspected drug peddler was killed in a “gunfight” with Rab in Rajshahi early yesterday.

  • AL, BNP men join forces to steal train fuel, get caught

    Three people, including two local leaders from the Awami League and the BNP, were caught red-handed while they were fleeing with over 2,500 litres of diesel they had just stolen from trains at Azimnagar Rail Station early yesterday, Rab said.

  • OMS food in markets

    Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) seize a total of 215 tonnes of open market sale (OMS) rice and wheat smuggled out from a government silo in Tejgaon and Krishi Market of Mohammadpur in separate drives since yesterday.

  • Ganj-e-Raj Paribahan Bus owner arrested in Faridpur

    Akifa's Death: Bus owner arrested in Faridpur

    Owner of Faisal Ganj-e-Raj Paribahan is arrested in connection with the death of 13-month-old Akifa Yasmin, who was hit by a bus in Kushtia on August 28.

  • 5 held with 23kg gold

    Rab yesterday detained five suspected gold smugglers with 200 gold bars weighing around 23kg from Moinot Ghat area in Dohar.

  • 5 gold smugglers held in Dhaka: Rab

    Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) claims arrest of five gold smugglers from Dhaka, seizing about a 100 gold bars from their possession.

  • Rab arrests madrasa teacher for kidnapping former student

    Rapid Action Battalion (Rab), on Friday, arrested a madrasa teacher from Dhaka's Airport Railway Station area in connection with kidnapping a child.

  • Rab give traffic updates on Facebook

    Rab providing traffic updates on Facebook

    Apart from ensuring security for Eid holidaymakers, Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) has also taken initiatives to publish traffic updates on their official Facebook page in a bid to make journeys more convenient.

  • drug trader killed

    'Drug dealer' killed in 'gunfight' in Comilla

    A wanted drug dealer was killed in a “gunfight” with Rab at Chauddagram upazila in Comilla early yesterday.

  • 'Drug dealer' killed in Rab 'shootout'

    An alleged drug dealer was killed in a “gunfight” with Rab at Satgiri Jamal village in Sundaganj upazila early yesterday.

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    Anti-drug drive: Over 100 held in Geneva camp

    Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members detains over 100 people during an anti-narcotics drive at Geneva camp in Dhaka’s Mohammadpur area.

  • Rab picks up Imran, frees him after 7hrs

    Rab released Gonojagoron Mancha spokesperson Imran H Sarker last night around seven hours after picking him up from a rally called in protest against extrajudicial killing in the ongoing anti-narcotics drive.

  • Imran H Sarker arrested

    Imran H Sarker released after questioning: Rab

    Gonojagoron Mancha spokesperson Imran H Sarker was released nearly seven hours after he was detained by the members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) from Dhaka’s Shahbagh area this afternoon, the elite force says.

  • 4 jailed for packaging expired food items

    A mobile court sentences four persons to imprisonment for two years each for selling and storing expired food items at Lalbagh in Old Dhaka.

  • JMB militants arrested in Rajshahi Chapainawabganj

    5 'JMB militants' held in Rajshahi, Chapainawabganj

    Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in separate drives arrests five alleged members of banned Islamist militant outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from different places of Rajshahi yesterday.