Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has detained five people for their alleged involvement in taking Bangladeshis hostage in Libya.
RAB Legal and Media Wing Assistant Director Senior ASP Mizanur Rahman Bhuiyam confirmed it to Dhaka Tribune on Sunday afternoon.
He said: “The detainees took ransom from the family members through bkash after taking the Bangladeshis hostage.
“Of the detainees, two are Libya expatriates.”
Meanwhile, the elite force also rescued one of the hostages with the help of embassy officials.
The details regarding the matter will be disclosed in a press briefing to be held at RAB Media Centre later in the day.