Director General, RAB Forces
Rapid Action Battalion or RAB is an elite anti-crime and anti-terrorism unit of the Bangladesh Police. It consists of members of theBangladesh 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.