GAIBANDHA, Jan 7 2021 (BSS): Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal MP today said Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) more known as elite forces of the country had earned people’s confidence and trust for wellbeing of the nation.
“Members of the RAB are doing their works on humanitarian grounds for destitute people of the country in the time of natural catastrophe to save them side by side for maintaining peaceful law and order situation in the country”, he also said.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal made the comments while addressing a function on blankets distribution to the distressed on the ground of Kanchipara Degree College under Fulchhari upazila in the district today on the occasion of RAB Services Week marking the Mujib year, the birth centenary of the Father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Local law maker and Deputy Speaker of the Jatiya Sangshad Advocate Fazle Rabbi Miah, Whip of the Jatiya Sangshad Mahabub Ara Begum Gini, Umme Kulsum Smrity, MP, Director General of RAB Chowdhury Al Mamun, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Rangpur Range Debdash Bhattacharjwa, Deputy Commissioner Abdul Matin and Superintendent Of Police Towhidul Islam addressed the function while Commanding officer of RAB-13 Rangpur Reza Ahmed Ferdous was the moderator.
RAB are also playing significant role to stop drug trading, root out terrorism and arrest the criminals and to rescue the kidnapers across the country, the minister also said.
As part of their activities, the RAB arrested a large number of militants and drug traders, he added.
Members of RAB are also ensuring safety of all citizens and protecting social peace on the basis of public participation, he said adding that they are also working relentlessly to bring law breakers to justice and providing protection, assistance advices and assurance to the people.
Terming the RAB members as the elite forces of the country the minister said the RAB had already achieved tremendous success in maintaining law and order situation in the country since its formation on March 26, 2004 .
At the time of COVID -19 pick hour , the country’s economic wheels were also dynamic as pragmatic measures undertaken by the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the minister further added.
Later the minister formally distributed high quality blankets among 8,000 distressed people of Balashighat and its surrounding areas as the chief guest.
Large number of RAB members , police, political leaders, public representatives and local elite including the journalists attended the function