Armed Maoist Activity in Bangladesh 2012-2013

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB). Counter insurgency police responsible for assassination and torture in Bangladesh.

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB). Counter insurgency police responsible for assassination and torture in Bangladesh.

The following list was compiled by the counter-insurgency think tank SATP-Signalfire

2012

November 29:

Four suspected outlaws of PBCP-Janajuddha were killed in a mob-lynch attack at Beelkaliani village in Faridpur sub-District of Pabna District. November 27: One regional leader of the outlawed PBCP was killed at Debottar village under Atghori sub-District of Pabna District.

November 6:

The DB of Police arrested a cadre of an outlawed party, PBCP along with one gun and five bullets from Balughata Primary School area of Ataikula in Pabna District. The arrestee was identified as Muhammad Abdul Malek (28).

October 23:

RAB arrested a regional leader of the PBCP – Janajuddha faction along with arms at Halidhani Bazaar in Sadar sub-District of Jhenidah District. The arrestee was identified as Mozam Daktar (40). RAB recovered one shutter gun and one bullet from him.

September 18:

A regional leader of the outlawed PBCP Lal Pataka faction was killed in a “shootout” between police and the group in Mirpur sub-District of the Kushtia District. Police said the deceased Rahat Ali (45), was accused in 11 cases, including five for murder. Police recovered a 9 mm pistol, 8 bullets and 6 bombs from the scene.

September 17:

Two villagers were injured by PBCP cadres at Bazar area in Khagrachhari District. The injured were identified as Khokan Chakma and Ratnakar Chakma. Police said some PBCP cadres on their way back from a demonstration programme beat Khokan and Ratnakar at Khagrachhari Bazaar area. Police arrested two PBCP cadres, Jakir Hossain and Kowsar Alam, from the spot.

September 7:

Police arrested an alleged woman cadre of PBCP Janajuddha faction along with arms and bombs from her father’s house at Kadikhali village in Harinakunda sub-District of Jhenidah District. The arrestee was identified as Farida Parvin and recovered one double barrel gun, two shutter guns, three choppers and seven live bombs.

September 4:

A regional leader of outlawed Lal Pataka faction of PBCP was killed in a ‘shootout’ between Police and his cohorts in Mirpur sub-District of Kushtia District. The deceased was identified as Abdul Jalil (43) son of late Mofiz Uddin. Police said Jalil was a regional leader of the outfit active in Mirpur and Sadar sub-District of Kushtia District and Alamdanga sub-District of Chuadanga District.

September 1:

A regional leader of outlawed PBCP-Red Flag faction was stabbed to death in Chatmohar sub-District of Pabna District. The deceased is identified as Nayeb Ali (40) son of Kashem Ali. Police said locals found Nayeb’s body in Aulipur sluice gate area and informed them.

July 30:

RAB arrested a ‘regional leader’ of outlawed PBCP Red Flag faction and recovered a revolver and three bullets from his possession from Bhelupara village in Ishwardi sub-District of Pabna District. The arrestee is identified as Md. Shahidul Islam allias Kuni Shahid (56). RAB said Kuni Shahid was one of the most wanted criminals in the district.

July 29:

Police arrested one cadre of a faction of PBCP in Ataikula bus stand of the Pabna District. Police also recovered a bomb from the possession of the outlaw. The arrestee is identified as Aslam Hossain (22) son of Kalu Hossain of village Boroibari in Santhia sub-District of Pabna District.

July 3:

SFs arrested a ‘regional leader’ of PBCP at Kodimbogid village in Atghoria sub-district in Pabna District. The arrested militants have been identified as, Jalem Uddin (45).

June 15:

The Police arrested two members of PBCP-Red Flag faction from Monohargati village of Santhia sub-District in Pabna District. The arrestees were identified as Shahin Alam (35) and Abdul Alim (20).The Police arrested the outlaw members from the village when they were taking preparation for committing crimes.

June 4:

The Police and RAB arrested three members of outlawed PBCP Lal Pataka faction and recovered firearms from them in Rajbari District and Meherpur District. In Rajbari District, the Police raided Rail Gate area and arrested Chandan Kumar Biswas with a pistol and two bullets. In Meherpur District, RAB in Gangni sub-District raided Muhammadpur village. The team arrested Ruhul Amin and Ratan Ali and recovered a shutter gun from their possession.

May 30:

The Police arrested a regional leader of the outlawed PBCP Lal Pataka faction with firearms and ammunitions from Baoyikula village in Atghoria upazila of Pabna District. The arrestee was identified as Ashkar Ali (32) son of Dinu Mohammed of the village. The Police recovered a foreign made revolver and 6 rounds of bullets from his possession.

May 23:

RAB personnel arrested an alleged cadre of the Red Flag faction of the PBCP-ML from his house along with one LG and two bullets at Karamdi village in Gangni sub district of Meherpur District.

May 7:

SFs arrested a regional leader of Janajudhha faction of PBCP, Motalib Hossain alias Turu, (35), along with firearms of Boroibaria village in Ataikula of Dhaka city. SFs recovered a shutter gun and two bullets from his possession.

April 19:

A leader of PBCP-Red Flag, identified as Motaleb Hossain (45), was found dead in Mirpur sub district of Kushtia District. April 17: Police arrested Gias Uddin (35), a cadre of the PBCP-Janajuddha faction, at Kazipur village in Gangni sub district of Meherpur District. A shutter-gun, one bullet and 20 bottles of phensidyl were also recovered from him.

March 20:

RAB killed Mostafizur Rahman alias Mostak, who had been leading the banned outfit PBCP in Rajshahi District, in Goakhali village of Bagmara sub-district in Rajshahi District. Two RAB personnel were also injured during the gunfight. Mostak was previously a close aide of executed JMB leader Siddiqul Islam alias Bangla Bhai and was involved with the JMB in 2004. He was ‘operation commander’ of the JMB’s Bagmara unit.

February 20:

A ‘regional leader’ of outlawed PBCP-ML, identified as Anowar Hossain (30), was beaten to death by a mob at Gulbaria village in Santhia sub-district of Pabna District. Anowar’s accomplices exploded two hand bombs to flee the scene after being chased by the villagers, injuring two civilians.

February 12:

RAB SI, Tipu Sultan, got injuries during a bid to arrest PBCP-ML cadres at Chadpur village in Gangni sub-district of Meherpur District. At the time of the raid, around 13/14 suspected persons were trying to release illegal toll from Thandu and Enamul, the brick kiln owners of the village. Sensing presence of the law enforcers, the gang hurled bombs at the team leaving Sub-Inspector Tipu Sultan injured.

The arrestees, identified as Hasan Ali, Sabuj Ali, Yadul Islam, and Nuhu Mia, were high ranking cadres of PBCP-ML. RAB recovered Chadpur village in Gangni sub-district of Meherpur District from the spot.

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2013

January 9

Police arrested a regional leader of the outlawed outfit PBCP Red Flag faction from Nandanpur village of Pabna District. The arrestee was identified as Asadul Islam allias Asad (35).

January 10

Police arrested a ‘regional leader’ of the Red Flag faction of the PBCP from Mojahid club area in the Pabna town of Pabna District. The arrestee is identified as Munnaf Hossain (38) of Lokkhipur village in Ataikula sub-District of the District. Police also recovered a light gun and one bullet from him.

January 27

A leader of PBCP-Janajuddha was killed in a shootout between his cohorts and Police at Mirpur sub-District of Kushtia District. The deceased Enamul Haq alias Ena Mondol (35) was a member of the outfit’s killing squad and was accused in nine cases. Police also recovered a rifle, a light gun, four bombs and eight bullets from the spot.

February 4

Police arrested two outlaws including a ‘regional leader’ of PBCP Janajuddha faction. The arrestees are Md Shahin Hossain (40), and Md Aslam Hossain (35) of Kashiabari village in Santhia sub-District of Pabna District. Of them, Shahin is a regional leader. Police also seized a firearm and eight bullets from their possession.

February 12

RAB arrested three cadres of PBCP-Red Flag in Ataikula sub-District of the Pabna District. The arrestees are identified as Muhamed Anwarul Islam (40), Jahangir Alam (38) and Muhamed Yakub Ali (32). RAB recovered two one barrel guns, one light gun (LG), four bullets and two knives from their possession.

February 28

A former member of outlawed PBCP was killed at Tamaltola town of Jessore District. The deceased was identified as Abbus Sheikh (45)

March 3

Chuadanga District In Chuadanga District, a member of Janajuddha faction of outlawed PBCP was killed in a gunfight with Police in Damurhuda sub-District. The deceased identified as Abdul Halim (39) was involved in various crimes, including extortion and robbery since 1996. Police recovered a revolver and two bullets from the spot.

March 4

In Pabna District, an angry mob beat an outlaw dead in Hadal Doripara village in Faridpur sub-District. The deceased identified as Muhamed Sadek Ali (35) was an operative of outlawed PBCP Red Flag faction.

March 4

A cadre of PBCP Red Flag faction was murdered by rivals at Mongolgram Beel (water body) in Faridpur sub-District of Pabna District. The deceased was identified as Lashkor Pramanik allias Jafar (35).

March 21

A local BNP leader and his daughter were killed allegedly by a group of cadres of the outlawed PBCP Janajuddha faction in Mujibnagar sub-District of Meherpur District. The deceased were identified as Dr. Helal Uddin (40), Joint Secretary of Mujibnagar unit of BNP, and his daughter Mitu, a second year student of Mujibnagar Degree College.

May 15

RAB arrested six cadres of PBSP, a left wing extremist group, along with three pipe guns and two homemade rifles from Shirail area of Madaripur District. The arrestees were identified as Saidu (19), Shafiqul (22), Ibrahim Bepari (21), Sohag Bepari (17), Shahin (17), and Monir Khalifa.

June 24

A cadre of the Red Flag faction of PBCP was killed at village Boikola of Pabna District. The deceased was identified as Muhamad Anisur Rahman Anis (28). Police suspected that Anis was killed in a rivalry among other extremist factions. He was wanted by the Police in several cases including murders.

July 9

Police arrested a cadre of PBCP- Janajuddha along with a pistol and two bullets at Fulbagdi village of Chuadanga District. The arrestee was identified as Abul Kalam Azad (38). On his suspicious movement in the area, locals caught Kalam and recovered the arms and bullets from his possession. Later, he was handed over to Police.

July 14

A Pabna District court sentenced 10 cadres of PBCP-Red Flag faction to life imprisonment in a murder case. The lifers are Mojahar Ali, Nazir Sheikh, Abdus Samad-1, Abdus Samad-2, Muhamad Mokbul Hossain, Ibrahim Ali Mridha, Abu Taher, Masud Khan, Eskan Pramanik and Bolai Mishtri. According to the case statement, they hacked Muhamad Tayeb Ali, an agriculture officer of Pabna Sadar sub-District, to death while he was coming to his office on March 9, 1996.

July 16 

Two leaders of PBCP were killed by their rival party men at Laxmipur-Belemath village of Jhenidah District. The deceased were identified as Ujjal Mondol (28) and Ashadul Islam (35). Locals found the bodies lying in a cropland and informed the Police. Police said Ashadul was the regional chief of PBCP and Ujjal was the deputy chief.

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