Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Bangladesh

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Bangladesh

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Bangladesh

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Bangladesh
“Prevent crime and apprehend criminals”
Motto of the Force
“Bangladesh is My Pride”

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Bangladesh

Rapid Action Battalion or RAB is an elite anti-crime and anti-terrorism unit of the Bangladesh Police. It consists of members of the Bangladesh Police, Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Navy, Bangladesh Air Force, Border Guard Bangladesh and Bangladesh Ansar. It was formed on 26 March 2004 and commenced operations on 14 April 2004. Since its inception, the RAB has seized a total of 3,149 illegal arms and more than 36,000 rounds of ammunition and has made more than 500 arrests. Main activities and types of work done by RAB are: Counter-Terrorism RAB apprehended numerous terrorism suspects during the course of their tenure. Anti Drugs RAB has been involved in the control of illegal substances such as Yaba, Phensidyle and Heroin. Emergency Help RAB provides immediate response for situations such as armed robbery and kidnappings. National Common or annual needs Many national needs are filled by RAB by providing extra duty during Eid-ul-Fitr, Puja, world Ijtema and Akheri Munazat, among other events. They also contribute resources during elections, such as the Narayangonj City Corporation Election.

Location Of RAB

RAB also has 14 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: Uttara, Dhaka
  • RAB-2: Agargaon, Dhaka
  • RAB-3: Tikatuli, Dhaka
  • RAB-4: Mirpur, Dhaka
  • RAB-5: Rajshahi
  • RAB-6: Khulna
  • RAB-7: Chittagong
  • RAB-8: Barisal
  • RAB-9: Sylhet
  • RAB-10: Jatrabari, Dhaka
  • RAB-11: Narayanganj
  • RAB-12: Sirajganj
  • RAB-13: Rangpur
  • RAB-14: Mymensingh

What we investigate RAB

Protect your family, your community and the Nation. Terminate Jongi and terrorist activity. Isolate the narcotic procession. RAB locate and find the identity of wanted fugitives and missing persons.

Topmost wanted Criminal, Seeking Terrorism info, Kidnapping & Missing Person, Crime against Children, Bank Robbers.

RAB Forces Headquarter

Headquarters of Rapid Action Battalion Forces Situated at old admin cargo building of Hazrat Shahjalal Int’l Airport, headed and Directed by The Director-General of RAB. Operational, Intelligent, Information and Technology, Training and Administrative activities are planning, coordinating and implements here. RAB Forces HQ consists of 08 wings, 01 cell and one training school located at Gazipur.

Rapid Action Battalion Badges of Rank

Because RAB is composed of officers and troops from Bangladesh Police and Bangladesh Armed Forces, it was necessary to attribute a common rank insignia to the RAB badges. Such insignia can be seen in the illustrations below.

Rapid Action Battalion Badges of Rank

Capabilities of the RAB Forces

  1. Internal security duties.
  2. Recovery of unauthorized arms, ammunition, explosives and such other articles
  3. The apprehension of armed gangs of criminals.
  4. Assisting other law enforcing agencies for maintaining law and order.
  5. Intelligence gathering in respect of crimes and criminal activities
  6. Investigation of any offence in the direction of the government.
  7. Such other duties as the government may, from time to time, assign.

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