RAB working as assisting force in ongoing anti-graft operation: Benazir

DHAKA Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Director

General Dr Benazir Ahmed today said his agency is working as an assisting

force in the ongoing anti-graft operation.

Anti-graft operation is going on across the country as part of

government's zero-tolerance policy against corruption. RAB is not working as

a lead agency in this operation, but working as assisting force following the

government order. We would work with any government agency, whenever we would

be needed to, he said.

The RAB forces DG said these while talking to newsmen after inspecting

overall security measures at Banani-27 puja mandap in the capital this

morning.

Dr Benazir said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's anti-graft initiative is

far-reaching and people would get its benefit for sure.

Comparing number of puja mandaps raised before of this government's

tenure and now, the RAB DG said it has now increased three times and this is

one of the indications of people's economic progress.

Though we have manpower shortage, but we are giving emphasis on overall

security during puja. All the important puja mandaps would be under our

surveillance and would be monitored through RAB preventive patrol teams and

exchanging intelligence information. We would also deploy dog squads, he

said.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)