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RAB appoints Commander Arafat as new spokesperson

by The Bangla Herald

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has appointed Commander Arafat Islam as its new Director (legal and media wing), succeeding Commander Khandaker Al Moin.

The elite force issued a notification in this regard today (Wednesday).

Commander Arafat, also a seasoned officer of the Bangladesh Navy, began his military career as an officer cadet with the 35th BMA Long Course in 1995. He was commissioned in the executive branch on July 1, 1997. He received training on various sophisticated technologies of the Navy at home and abroad.

He joined the elite force on deputation on December 26, 2022. He has performed as a Commanding Officer of RAB-13 from January 20, 2023 to April 23, 2024.

Islam also performed important responsibility in Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG) where he demonstrated exceptional efficiency.

Earlier, he performed his duty as a Deputy Director of RAB-4 and RAB-5 from 2007 to 2009.

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