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Title: Rapid Action Battalion
Post by: Golam Kibria on May 25, 2012, 09:28:37 PM
Rapid Action Battalion or RAB is an elite anti-crime and anti-terrorism unit of Bangladesh Police constituted amending the Armed Police Battalion Ordinance, 1979. Under the command of Inspector General of Police (IGP) it consists of members of Bangladesh Police, Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Navy, Bangladesh Air Force, Border Guard Bangladesh and Bangladesh Ansar. It was formed on 26 March 2004 and started its operations from 14 April 2004. Additional Inspector General of Police Anwarul Iqbal is the founding Director General of this elite unit.

Since its inception, the RAB has seized a total of 3,149 illegal arms and more than 36,000 rounds of ammunition. It has also had over 500 arrests. Although the RAB has been successful in apprehending several high-profile terrorists, including the infamous Bangla Bhai, Amnesty International has accused RAB of lack of accountability for being responsible for numerous deaths which have been attributed to crossfire.[1][2] In March, 2010, the battalion leader stated that they have killed 622 due to 'crossfire', while some human rights organizations claim that over 1,000 extrajudicial killings are the product of the battalion.[3] There have also been many reports of torture
Title: Re: Rapid Action Battalion
Post by: Golam Kibria on May 25, 2012, 09:34:05 PM
RAB also has 12 battalion size field units spread all over the country. Among them 5 are located in the capital Dhaka. The units are located as follows:

    RAB-1  : Dhaka
    RAB-2  : Dhaka
    RAB-3  : Dhaka
    RAB-4  : Dhaka
    RAB-5  : Rajshahi
    RAB-6  : Khulna
    RAB-7  : Chittagong
    RAB-8  : Barisal
    RAB-9  : Sylhet
    RAB-10 : Dhaka
    RAB-11 : Narayanganj
    RAB-12 : Sirajganj
Title: Re: Rapid Action Battalion
Post by: Golam Kibria on May 25, 2012, 09:34:40 PM

Main activities and types of work done by RAB are:

Anti Counter terrorism Rab has contributed much in anti terrorism dept. All kind of terrorism has been stopped hard hand by RAB. Like: Included Shayokh Abdur Rahman, "Bnglavai" Mufti Hannan, many terrorists had been arrested by Rab.

Anti Drugs Rab does much to stop Drugs. They searched for those illegal elements like Yaba, Phensidyle, Heroin, Foreign Drinks etc. and destroy them. This obey this duty successfully.

Emergency Help Emergency help for any bad armed people or group like Armed Snatcher or Robber are given by Rab timely.

National Common or annual needs Many national needs are filled by Rab by extra duty for the occasion of EId Day, Puja, world Ijtema and Akheri Munazat and many other things. They contributes much in many Elections. Example: Narayangonj City Corporation Election.
Title: Re: Rapid Action Battalion
Post by: saimonh on July 23, 2013, 11:47:15 PM
very informative post.
Thank you