BARISHAL, June 12 (UNB): Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Director General Benazir Ahmed announced the Sundarbans will be freed of robbers by October next.
He also asked the bandits to surrender by this time to escape dire consequences.
He came up with the announcement while addressing a programme marking the distribution of Eid gifts among the surrendered forest robbers.
The elite force chief inaugurated a rehabilitation project for them at the RAB-8 headquarters.
About the war on drugs, Benazir Ahmed alleged a vested quarter is trying to foil the countrywide anti-narcotic drive. "However, no conspiracy will be successful," he said.
RAB members are working to eliminate the demand of drugs alongside stopping their supply, he said.
At the programme, sewing machines were distributed among 20 families while financial assistance to four families for education apart from Eid gifts to all the robbers.