Bangladesh achieves enviable success in curbing militancy: RAB DG
Published: 03:49 PM, 1 July 2022
Chowdhury Abdullah Al Mamun, Director General (DG) of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), addressed reporters; Photo: Collected
Chowdhury Abdullah Al Mamun, Director General (DG) of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), today said Bangladesh has achieved enviable success in curbing militancy and terrorism.
“We have also maintained the continuity of suppression of militancy. We are monitoring the militant activities in the cyber world. All law enforcement agencies are working together to curb militancy,” he said.
He said this while paying homage to the Dipto Shopoth sculpture made in honor of the two policemen killed at the Holey Artisan militant attack six years ago in the capital’s Gulshan on Friday.
Chowdhury Abdullah Al Mamun said, “We have already deregulated 18 militants. We have surrendered 16 militants. We are in constant touch with them so that they do not get involved in militancy again. We have continued it.”
He said If anyone wants to leave the path of militancy and come to the path of normalcy, those who have not yet been involved in any crime, we encourage them to come to the path of good and peace by deregulation.
“6 years ago today, on July 1, 2016, 20 people including 3 Bangladeshis were killed in a tragic incident of Holey Artisan. You know, at that time, two police officers were killed in the line of duty. We seek forgiveness of their departed souls and peace of soul,” RAB DG said.
He said RAB has arrested 3,000 militants so far. We have arrested more than 1,500 militants since the Holey Artisan. Notable among them are the main planner Amir Sarwar Jahan, Shariful Islam Khaleq and Mamnoor Rashid Ripon involved in financing and planning.