Rajshahi: Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), in an anti-crime operation, recovered 41 cocktails in abandoned conditions in Sundarpur area under Shibganj upazila in Chapaianwabganj district on Fri-day night.
On a tip-off, a team of the elite force conducted a sudden raid in the area around 8 pm and recovered the cocktails.
Lieutenant colonel Munim Ferdous, commanding officer of RAB-5, told journalists that the cocktails might be used in subversive activities ahead of the upcoming national election in the district.
In the recent past, some miscreants had created panic among the public in general through blasting cock-tails in some key point installations, including Election Commission Office, DC Office, Chief Judicial Magistrate Office and Tennis Complex in the district.
Being informed, the RAB members recovered the cocktails in an abandoned condition, Munim Ferdous added.
“We are very much active in this regard so that none can dare to create unstable situations ahead of the forthcoming national election,” he opined.