Zulkarnain Saer Sami alias Chhintaikari (snatcher) Sami, a self-proclaimed ‘Researcher” of Qatar-based global-broadcast network Al Jazeera’s ‘i-Unit’ is a member of the “editorial board” of ‘Nagorik TV’ – an extortion and blackmailing racket operated from Canada and the United States has been recently sued by Bangladesh Police for committing cybercrime. After being expelled from Hungary, Sami fled to the United Kingdom and sought asylum showing false grounds.
According to Al Jazeera, Zulkarnain Saer Sami is neither a researcher with their i-Unit not has any affiliation with the broadcast network.
It may be mentioned here that, ‘Nagorik TV’ extortion, blackmailing and crime cartel is being operated from Canada and the United States. Tito Rahman, one of the top-dogs of this crime cartel, who also is connected to a militancy outfit named Ansar Al Islam (AAI). It may be mentioned here that, AAI has formed alliance with Al Qaeda and is already designated by the US State Department. Similarly, criminal charges are being brought against Nazmus Saquib, another member of the crime cartel, who is now residing in the United States. Apart from this, law enforcement agencies including the US intelligence agency FBI has been informed about Shakib’s heinous misdeeds.
It may be further mentioned here that, under the US laws, extortion and blackmailing are considered as serious crimes, while any act of anti-Semitism and hate-speech can send Nazmus Saquib into prison for many years, while he would also face extradition, as the United States does not allow any foreigner to use its soil for criminal activities.
According to Bangladesh Police sources, Zulkarnain Saer Sami, in connivance with his cohorts including Tito Rahman, Nazmus Saquib, Ashraf Hussain Opu, Mamun, Rahat, Ahmed Babul, Ahmed Nijam, Imran Ahmed, Jalal Patwary, Md Shafiul Alam, Mehrab Khan, Mohammad Ali, Muhammad Ariful Islam, AGM & In-Charge (Marketing and Sales) of Ananda TV, Saiful Alam Nirob and others attempted to disrupt law and order situation in Bangladesh by creating and publishing defamatory video contents on ‘Nagorik TV’. It may be mentioned here that, ‘Nagorik TV’ has been regularly targeting various political figures, civil and military officers, journalists and esteemed individuals in Bangladesh with the nefarious agenda of character assassination, extortion and blackmailing.
Who is Zulkarnain Sami?
Zulkarnain Sami aka Chhintaikari Sami (Snatcher Sami) was arrested in 2007 in Dhaka’s Elephant Road area while posing as an army captain and an officer of the Rapid Action Battalion while robbing a mobile phone shop.
Later, angry shop owners beat him up and handed him over to the police. A case was filed in this regard with Kafrul Police Station in Dhaka. Case number 43, dated July 21, 2007, under section 140, 170, 171, 419, 865, 467, 469 and 472 of the Bangladesh Penal Code.
In the case document, Zulkarnain Saer Khan Sami’s name is mentioned as Tanvir Md. Sadat Khan, son of Abdul Baset Khan of Ward number 3, Rahmatput Residential Area, Notun Bazar, Chandpur, Bangladesh and Dhaka address: Sukhon, Block A, Road 2, Plot 20, Banasree Residential Area, Khilgaon, Dhaka. Following arrest, Zulkarnain Saer Sami alias Tanvir Md. Sadat Khan admitted his crime of pretending as an officer of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and cheating and blackmailing several individuals and business establishments. It is stated in the case document that prior to his arrest, Zulkarnain Saer Khan Sami alias Tanvir Md. Sadat Khan tried to skip arrest.
It was not the only case when Zulkarnain Saer Khan Sami alias Tanvir Md. Sadat Khan had committed crime by using the false identity of an officer of RAB. A source told this correspondent that in 2005, Zulkarnain had crashed into a private brothel inside an apartment located at Century Archade building in Dhaka’s Moghbazar area, held the brothel operator hostage at gun-point and robbed cash and gold jewelries. He also raped the 11-year-old minor daughter of the brothel owner in her presence and threatened of dire consequence if the matter was leaked.
Zulkarnain Saer Khan Sami alias Tanvir Md. Sadat Khan was also selling drugs such as Phensedyl (a cough syrup consumed by drug addicts) and Yaba (a combination of methamphetamine (a powerful and addictive stimulant) and caffeine. Yaba, which means crazy medicine in Thai, is produced in Myanmar. The drug is popular in Asian communities in the United States and increasingly is available at raves and techno parties) and marijuana and supplying these drugs to various places in city’s areas.
At one stage Zulkarnain Saer Khan also got involved with transnational weapon trafficking network and was supplying weapons and explosives to United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA), an anti-India insurgency group, as well as jihadist outfits such as Hizbul Mujahedin and Jamaatul Mujahedin Bangladesh (JMB). It may be mentioned here that, JMB later rebranded itself as ‘Ansar Al Islam’ by becoming franchise of Al Qaeda.
In Bangladesh, Zulkarnain Saer Khan Sami alias Tanvir Md. Sadat is also accused of trapping numerous females through emotional blackmailing and later forcing them into sexual relations. He was abandoned by his father for rowdy lifestyle as well his nefarious attempt of raping his step mother.
Zulkarnain Saer Khan Sami alias Tanvir Md. Sadat was bearing Bangladeshi passport number EG0092902 (date of issue May 22, 2020). His birth ID number is 19830007842012539. Name of his first wife is Aditia Firoza Khan.
It is to be noted that a few months ago, this ‘Nagrik TV’ crime cartel published two fake stories about Bangladesh and India on a website called Sri Lanka Guardian. The relatives of convicted war criminals gave financial support behind the publication of these fiction. Other cohorts behind these publications are Pinaki Bhattacharya, a staunch anti-Hindu, who took political asylum in France. Pinaki fled Bangladesh a few years ago when he was accused of manufacturing a drug named Yaba and aphrodisiac under the cover of a pharmaceutical factory.
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