Stern action against price hike of essentials: RAB

DHAKA, Director of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Lieutenant Colonel Sarwar-Bin-Kashem today warned that stern actions will be taken against those who will be involved in hiking price of essentials and spreading rumours centering the Covid-19 outbreak.

“Legal actions will be taken against those who will be responsible for price hike of essentials and spreading rumours centering the Covid-19 outbreak, as the RAB will implement any decision of the government,” he told a briefing at RAB Headquarters.

Sarwar, also spokesman of legal and media wing of the elite anti-crime force, said, “We are trying to discourage dishonest traders not to hike the commodities, asking them to keep it at a reasonable level instead.”

He said the elite anti-crime force has been working against panic on corona virus or price hike of essentials among common people, adding, “The RAB is ready to execute any order by the government.”

Replying to a question, he said rumours are being spread through false and baseless information on some websites.

The RAB arrested three persons and more than 50 people were under surveillance, Sarwar said.

He, however, said cyber monitoring cell and 15 battalion of RAB have been working round-the-clock to look into the matters, adding, “We realized fine over Taka 45 lakh through mobile court operation against dishonest businessmen.”

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)