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Three witnesses of Sinha killing arrested


MNA National Desk: The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested three men who were named as witnesses in a case started by police after the incident of killing of retired army major Sinha Md Rashed Khan in Cox’s Bazar’s Teknaf. “They are the witnesses in the case started over the incident. They were arrested over their involvement in the murder,” said Director of the RAB’s legal and media wing Ashik Billah, report bdnews24.com and UNB. The elite police unit produced the three men before a Cox’s Bazar court on Tuesday afternoon to seek permission to interrogate them in remand, he ...

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92 complaints lodged against Sahed in 24 hrs


MNA Editorial Desk: Victims allegedly defrauded by Regent Group’s Chairman Mohammad Sahed alias Sahed Karim filed 92 complaints against him with RAB media cell in last 24 hours. RAB officials said the victims will be provided legal assistance. RAB Media Wing Director Lt. Col. Ashiq Billah on Saturday night told that a complaint cell was launched on Friday. Since, victims contacted there and filed 92 complaints in written. The complaints will be sent to investigation agency and the victims will be provided legal assistance. The complaints include- unpaid debt money, fake coronavirus test certificate, not paying money by selling goods ...

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Man who raped DU student is a serial rapist: RAB


MNA National Desk: The man who raped a Dhaka University (DU) student in Kurmitola is a serial rapist and a mugger, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) said. “Majnu (the arrestee) choked the victim (DU student) and dragged her to a nearby bush. He hit the girl and threatened to kill her,” a RAB officer told the media on Wednesday afternoon. He has admitted to being a serial rapist and a drug addict, RAB said. “Majnu, hailing from Noakhali’s Hatiya, used to rape physically challenged women and beggars,” the RAB officer said. Majnu was arrested from Dhaka on Tuesday night, reports ...

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RAB’s glory will fade if it fails to unearth Sagar-Runi murder mystery: HC


MNA National Desk: The High Court on Thursday observed that the success of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) will fade if it fails to debunk the mystery behind the murder of journalist couple Sagar and Runi. The bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman came up with the observation while delivering an order over an appeal filed by an accused of the case seeking cancellation of the case. “Failure to debunk the mystery behind the murder, identify the offenders or arrest them even after a long time is certainly a matter of sorrow and frustration. The success ...

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RAB seals off Fu Wang Club

Fu Wang

MNA National Desk: Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) sealed off Fu Wang Club early Thursday after a large amount of illegal liquor was seized from it. The elite force also arrested three people in this connection. The arrestees are Jahid, Xavier Jerry D’Costa and Chanchal. Director (Legal and Media) of the RAB Headquarters Lt Col Sarwar-Bin-Kashem said around 2,000 bottles of foreign wine, 10,000 cans of beer and Tk 700,000 were seized from the club. Nearly 3.0 per cent of the liquor was stored illegally and the club could not show relevant papers for the extra alcohol, he said.

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Jubo League leader Khaled Bhuiyan arrested for operating ‘casino’ in Dhaka


MNA National Desk: The Rapid Action Battalion or RAB has arrested Jubo League leader Khaled Mahmud Bhuiyan for running an illegal casino inside a club in Dhaka. The elite police unit apprehended Khaled at his residence in the capital’s Gulshan on Wednesday evening, said RAB’s Media Wing Director Sarwar Bin Kashem . RAB personnel carried out simultaneous raids on his home and Fakirapool’s Young Men’s Club in the afternoon. They also detained 142 people, including two women, from the club. Raids are ongoing at several other clubs where casino business is ongoing for a long time.

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PM asks Rab to keep human rights in mind while enforcing laws


MNA National Desk: Stressing the importance of upholding human rights in enforcing laws, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday asked Rab members to be careful so that people are not unnecessarily harassed while taking actions against criminals. “Actions will have to be taken against those who are truly involved in offences. But I request (you) to take special attention so that no innocent person is subjected to harassment,” she said. The Prime Minister gave the directive while addressing a function marking the 15th founding anniversary of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) Forces at its headquarters in the city, reports UNB. Sheikh ...

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Militants plan to kill a newspaper editor: RAB


MNA Editorial Desk: Four militants arrested in Uttara were planning to murder a newspaper editor, the Rapid Action Battalion has said. The suspected members of banned Ansarullah Bangla Team were caught by the elite police unit during a raid at the suburb area on early Friday. The details were provided in a briefing at the RAB’s media center following the arrests. The suspects have been identified as Md Shahriar Nafis aka Ammar Hossain, 20, Rasel aka Sajedul Islam Gifari, 24, Md Rabiul Islam aka Nurul Islam, 28 and Md Abdul Malek, 31. RAB said they were planning to kill the ...

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None involved in question paper leak will be spared: RAB

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MNA Career & Education Desk: Rapid Action Battalion director general Benazir Ahmed has warned that people involved in SSC question paper leak would not be spared. The RAB DG came up with the warning at a press briefing on Wednesday ahead of the SSC examination scheduled to begin on February 2. The briefing held at RAB media centre this morning to prevent the question scripts leak. “Teachers, students and guardians should be conscious about this. If anyone try to violate law, RAB will take action immediately, said Benazir Ahmed. He said “Last year, the elite force arrested at least 128 ...

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RAB arrests Holey Artisan attack suspect Ripon

Holey Artisan

MNA Editorial Desk: RAB says the militant arrested from a bus in Gazipur’s Board Bazar area has been identified as absconding Holey Artisan attack suspect Mamunur Rashid Ripon. RAB Law and Media Branch Director Mufti Mahmud Khan told: “He was arrested around 1 am on Sunday aboard a bus traveling from Haluaghat to Dhaka.” According to law enforcers, Ripon aka Rezaul Karim aka Reza is a top tier neo-JMB leader. Investigators say Ripon was responsible for supplying arms, explosives and money to the militants who carried out the attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery in Gulshan on Jul 1, 2016. ...

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RAB detained 5 for fraud using PM’s name


MNA National Desk: Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) claimed to have detained five persons from different parts of capital Dhaka and outskirts on charge of committing fraud using the names of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, her family members and some national leaders. “A team of RAB-2 nabbed the five persons on different charges, including committing fraud through opening fake Facebook accounts in the name of the Prime Minister, her family members and a number of national leaders,” said a text message sent to media by the RAB sources on Thursday morning. They are : Omar Farooque,30, Sabbir Hossain,24, Al ...

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RAB opens FB page to verify fake news


MNA Tech Desk: Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has opened a Facebook page titled ‘RAB Cyber News Verification Centre’ to aware people over fake news and rumours spread during the 11th parliamentary election. Director General (DG) of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) Benazir Ahmed revealed it at a press conference arranged to brief journalists regarding the elite force’s preparation for the upcoming general election at its media centre in city’s Karwan Bazar on Thursday. If anyone becomes confused about any news, he/she will have to share it on the Facebook page and the RAB team will instantly reply it after verifying the ...

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RAB to give traffic updates for Eid holidaymakers

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MNA National Desk: Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) will give traffic updates on Facebook from today in a bid to inform Eid holidaymakers so that they can make their travel plans accordingly, reported news agency. Every four hours, RAB headquarters will give updates on their Facebook page on the overall situation and schedules of bus, train, launch and highways in the country, Benazir Ahmed, director general of RAB, said at a press briefing at RAB media centre at Karwan Bazar today. Apart from the headquarters, 14 RAB units will also give traffic updates on the highways of their respective zones every ...

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11th National Election: Reality After The Dress Rehearsals


MNA Editorial Desk: It is not very far that we are going to participate and observe the 11th national election scheduled to be held at the later part of this year. All the city corporation elections which were scheduled to be held prior to the national election are over. The results of these local government elections were very important as those were considered to be the dress rehearsal of the general election though conducted in a much less significant parameter. In the last few City Corporation elections country’s largest opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party also participated and made the polls competitive. ...

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Actress Nawshaba held for spreading rumours


MNA National Desk: Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) detained actress Quazi Nawshaba Ahmed from city’s Uttara area on Saturday night over spreading rumours on social media over attack on protesting students. A text message of RAB said that a team of elite force nabbed Nawshaba and took her to RAB-1 office for interrogation over his Facebook live. The actress went to Facebook live around 4:00pm and said that the attackers killed two students and gouged out the eyes of another at Jigatala intersection, reports news agency. In her Facebook live, the actress requested people to get united, take to ...

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Imran H Sarkar released

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MNA National Desk: Ganajagaran Mancha spokesperson Imran H Sarkar was released on Wednesday night hours after his detention from the city’s Shahbagh area. He was freed around 11:00pm following interrogation, said Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)-3 commanding officer lieutenant colonel Emranul Hasan. Earlier, the elite force members detained the Ganajagaran Mancha, a platform of secular youths who had organised a mammoth rally at Shahbagh Square primarily seeking capital punishment for ‘war criminals’ in 2013, spokesperson in the afternoon. Witnesses said Imran was about to join a scheduled protest rally against ‘extrajudicial killings’ in the ongoing crackdown on drugs. The RAB also ...

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Drug War: Death toll rises to 117


MNA National Desk: As a nationwide ‘anti-drug’ crackdown continues, 12 more people were killed in what the law enforcers called gunfights early Tuesday, reported news agency. With the incidents, the number of victims, who were described as drug dealers, has reached 117 since 12 May. In ‘gunfights’ with the Rapid Action Battalion and the police, the 12 people were killed in Dhaka, Thakurgaon, Brahmanbaria, Barguna, Cumilla, Mymensingh, Satkhira, Kushtia and Jashore. The law enforcers said, yaba, cannabis, phensedyl and other drugs along with local and foreign firearms are recovered from almost all the spots the raids were conducted. Home minister ...

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War on drugs: BD requires right actions


MNA Editorial Desk: Drug War: The future of a country is much dependent on the quality – knowledge, education, mindset etc. of its youth and Bangladesh is not any different on that perspective. If the youth of a country is not progressive, that country cannot win any race. Bangladesh in recent times has set itself as an example of development and we are actually in a race to outrun ourselves requiring huge participation of our youth. But regretfully, in spite of having huge potential, our young generation is facing a great enemy – ‘Drugs’. Widespread availability and usage of different ...

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8 drug dealers killed in ‘shootouts’


MNA National Desk: At least eight suspected drug dealers were killed in separate gunfights at several areas of Jashore, Tangail, Jhenaidah, Chuadanga, Narsingdi, and Rajshahi in the early hours of Monday, said law enforcers. The reported gunfights mostly occurred as members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and police conducted raids to detain suspected drug sellers. In Jashore, Police recovered three bodies shot in heads from two different spots in the early hours of Monday. However, police could not identify the bodies. In Tangail, an alleged drug dealer, named Abul Kalam Azad, in his forties, was killed in a reported shootout ...

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Seven militants held in Chattogram operation


MNA National Desk: RAB detained seven suspected militants in Chattogram operation, one of whom is an employee of the International Red Cross. The seven were detained in an operation in the Anandabag area near the Kotowali Police Station’s Old Biman Office RAB-7, said Assistant Director ASP Mimtanur Rahman. They have been identified as Md Mohiuddin Tamim (29), Md Afzar Hossain (21), Md Imran Khan (27), Md Daud Nabi Palash (28), Chowdhury Mohammad Ridwan (27), SM Jawad Jafar (26) and Md Muntasirul Meher (26). “They are supporters of international militant organisation IS,” added Mimtanur. “They opened two WhatsApp groups called ‘Deen ...

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Missing PP Rathish found dead


MNA National Desk: Members of Rapid Action Battalion recovered the body of a public prosecutor or PP in Tajhat Mollapara area of Rangpur city early Wednesday, five days after he went missing. The deceased is Rathish Chandra Bhoumik, also the treasurer of district Awami League (AL). RAB members recovered the body around 2:30am, in a drive that started at 8:30pm on Tuesday. Public prosecutor Rathis Chandra Bhowmik, 55, who represented the state in a case over the killings of Japanese national Hoshi Kunio and Rahmat Ali, khadem (caretaker) of a shrine, went missing since Friday morning. The law enforcers arrested ...

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They tried to take me across the border: Farhad Mazhar

Farhad Mazhar

MNA Exclusive Desk: Poet and writer Farhad Mazhar has claimed that he was forced during interrogation to say that he had gone out on a leisure trip. Speaking at a press conference at his Shyamoli residence, he said certain plainclothesmen had tried to take him from RAB and his abductors had tried to take him across the Khulna-Jessore border to the other side. Mazhar convened the press conference two days after a court granted police to file a counter case against Mazhar and his wife Farida Akhtar for lodging a “false abduction” case. Claiming to have been kidnapped while he ...

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Militant den cordoned off in C’nawabganj


MNA National Desk: Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) cordoned off a house in Char Alatuli union of Chapainawabganj Sadar upazila from early Tuesday suspecting as militant den. The militants opened fire and threw grenade to the elite forces which prompted them to retaliate back. The elite force will take next steps after arrival of its bomb specialist unit, said RAB. RAB-5 personnel surrounded the building around 4am, after receiving information that militants were hiding out at the location, said RAB. RAB Commanding Officer Alam said that they did not know the building owner’s name and they were unsure how ...

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RAB cordoned-off militant hideout in Ashulia


MNA National Desk: Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) cordoned-off a suspected militant den at Pathalia area of Ashulia since 1:00am on Sunday. RAB told reporters that several rounds of bullets were fired and bomb was hurled towards the law enforcers from inside the house. The RAB media and legal wing director further said, “The area has been evacuated. We will begin a drive shortly.” He said that the law forcers are trying to nab the militants unharmed. Meanwhile, they have been asked to surrender after being unarmed. But they aren’t responding. Meanwhile, Bomb Disposal Unit of Counter Terrorism and ...

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Columnist Farhad Mazhar brought to Dhaka

Farhad Mazhar

MNA National Desk: Columnist Farhad Mazhar was brought to Adabar police station in Dhaka on Tuesday morning, 18 hours after he was rescued in Noapara of Abhaynagar upazila in Jessore. Meanwhile, Farhad’s wife Farida Akhtar and relatives went to the police station to meet him. RAB on Monday said Farhad Mazhar was rescued around 11:30pm when he was returning to Dhaka from Khulna in a Hanif Paribahan bus. Earlier in the day, Farhad Mazhar was reportedly abducted by unknown miscreants from his Adabar residence. Police said Farhad Mazhar came out of his residence, ‘Haq Garden’, at Adabar Link Road after ...

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RAB detained 3 from Chapainawabganj


MNA National Desk: Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested three people, and conducted separate raids on four houses in Gomostapur and Nachol upazilas of Chapainawabganj on Wednesday. The drivers were launched around 5am following information gleaned from three suspected members of Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) who were arrested from Bazarpara in Gomostapur along with 3 kg gunpowder, one pistol, one magazine and four bullets around 4am today. Lt Col Mahbub Alam, commanding officer of RAB-5, declared the end of the drives around 11:00am. He said case will be filed against the three arrestees with Gomostapur police station. Shukur is ...

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PM asks RAB not to torture, oppress common people


MNA National Desk: Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday asked the members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) to make sure that common people do not fall victims to unnecessary torture and oppression during their duties, reported news agency. “You all must give attention to the fact that common people do not suffer…they must not face any unnecessary torture and oppression…,” UNB quoted her as saying. The PM said this while speaking at the PM’s Special Darbar marking the 13th founding anniversary of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at its Kurmitola headquarters in Dhaka. “Moral turpitude may weaken the mentality of ...

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