RAB working as assisting force in ongoing anti-graft operation: Benazir
— October 5, 2019
DHAKA: Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Director
General Dr Benazir Ahmed yesterday 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
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