Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said, “Our RAB is very efficient in its work. They are very effective, very efficient. They are not corrupt. That is why they have gained the trust of the people. Terrorism in our country has decreased because of them. In the last few years, there has been no terrorist activity since the Holy Artisan. This has been possible because of RAB. The US State Department itself has acknowledged that.”
He was responding to a question from reporters during a visit to Chhoihara Islamia Arabia Madrasa, Syed Manohar Ali Oshtogram College and Shirilob Chowdhury Child Kindergarten in Nagdipur village of Dirai Upazila in Sunamganj around 2 pm on Friday (January 21).
He further added, “There are some people who do not like law and order, those who like terrorism or other types of drugs, they do not like RAB. Because RAB works against them. In all countries, some deaths occur at the hands of law enforcement. Something has happened in Bangladesh too. There was more before but now there is less. Whenever there is a death, it is investigated in the judicial process. As you know, RAB has done wrong in two cases, they have been tried in the judicial process. They are also punished. “
He also said, “This RAB was created by the US and the British. They have been trained by the USA. The USA taught them their rules and engagement. How to deal with people, how to interact. America has taught all these things. If they have any weakness in the rules and engagement, if there is any weakness, if there is any human rights violet in this rules and engagement, then there must be new training.”
“The sudden imposition of sanctions on a particular person is not very justified. They say 600 people have gone missing in the last 10 years. One lakh people are missing in America every year. Who will take the responsibility? And those who are missing in our country, later it is seen that he is coming out again. I call on those who have complained – come, see, talk to people, reveal the truth. Then you will decide,” he said.
Foreign Minister Abdul Momen’s wife Selina Momen, UK Minister for Business, Tourism and Ports Vijay Darianani, Sunamganj-Sylhet reserved women’s seat MP Advocate Shamima Shahriar, UK MP Tom Hunt, UK Expatriate ZI Foundation founder Barrister M Enamul Kabir Emon were also present on the occasion.