Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested people while trying to extort money from a Bangladeshi expatriate in Anwara upazila on Wednesday introducing them as Rab men.
The arrestees are Nurul Alam Tipu, 31, and Nazim Uddin, 36, of the upazila.
Rab-7 operations officer M Mashqur Rahman said the Bangladeshi expatriate living in Qatar returned home on December 1. After his return, he received a phone call when the caller informed him that four complaints had been lodged against him with the Rab battalion and demanded Tk 5 lakh.
When the duo came to Chatori Choumuhoni area on Wednesday afternoon to collect Tk 50,000 as per the deal, a Rab team which took position beforehand arrested them.