Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury
Terror network Al Jazeera had all the enthusiasm in giving coverage to a notorious man named Lt Col (sacked) Shahid Uddin Khan (Army No: BA002428, Course: 8-BMA, Commission Date: 10-06-1983), who along with his wife Farzana Anjum and daughters had smuggled out millions of dollars from Bangladesh and invested in various business ventures in United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom.
Past record of Shahid Uddin Khan:
During his service at the then Bangladesh Rifles (BDR), Battalion-6, in which he was tried under court martial from 28 November 2004 to10 February 2005 on various charges at the then BDR Headquarters at Pilkhana in Dhaka. The court brought total 28 charges against him. The investigation revealed that he bribed Taka 4000.00 to Naik Md. Abul Kalam Azad of Bangladesh Rifles (BDR), Battalion-6 for preparing drafts for his anonymous letters against Director General of BDR and other others and also bribed Taka 6000.00 to lance Naik Abul Hosen for distributing the said anonymous letters to concerned places. Shahid Uddin Khan also threatened them with dismissal and jail if they disclosed his misdoings. He then destroyed his computer hard disc to wipe-off any evidence. Later, on the basis of specific information of Shahid Uddin Khan’s involvement in various criminal activities including smuggling of narcotics and weapons, he was sacked from the job on a total number of 28 proved allegations.
Nasty private life of Shahid Uddin Khan:
Farzana Anjum, wife of Colonel (sacked) Shahid Uddin Khan never hired any female domestic help because of her husband’s nasty character, especially after Shahid established illicit physical relationship with a female domestic help named Ratna. It is learnt from sources, Shahid Uddin Khan had compelled Ratna in having physical relationship with him. As a result, Ratna became pregnant and she was hurriedly married-off by Shahid by paying a handsome amount of cash to Ratna’s husband. Shahid Uddin Khan also used to keep young boys as his domestic help and had illicit sexual relations with them. When his wife and daughters went to United Kingdom, Shahid Uddin Khan’s sexual perversion reached optimum level. He compelled Nahid Parvin Neeru, wife of his top accomplice Sajjad Hussain in having physical relations. Each month, Shahid was paying Taka forty thousand to Neeru as she almost became his kept.
Mystery behind Shahid Uddin Khan’s becoming rich:
Colonel (sacked) Shahid Uddin Khan became wealthy by collaborating with smugglers when he was sent to the Bangladesh Riffles (BDR) on deputation. Later in 2007, he sold a half-completed cold storage named Bondishahi Cold Storage in Cumilla district at a price which was 70 times higher than existing market price. On receiving this fund, he immediately smuggled out a few million dollars to United Kingdom, where he along with his entire family took immigration under investor category. In the UK, Shahid has established a company named Zumana Investment & Properties Limited with his ill-gotten money. Although the total amount of investment was sent to UK through illegal channels, British authorities had no problem in accepting this dirty money.
On investigation, Bondishahi Cold Storage in Cumilla district is found to be a half-done project.
Bank forgery by Shahid Uddin Khan:
In May 2012, Colonel (sacked) Shahid Uddin Khan withdrew few million Taka from his wife’s Fixed Deposit (FDR) with the Eastern Bank Limited, Gulshan branch. Due to substantial amount deposit, Farzana Anjum is a “Premium Client” of the bank. Taking this advantage, Shahid Uddin Khan had asked the “Premium Client” department of the bank to visit his house along with required forms for getting signature of his wife Farzana Anjum to cash the FDR despite the fact, at that time Farzana already was in the UK. The then female receptionist in Shahid’s office had forged Farjana Anjum’s signature at the instruction of Shahid Uddin Khan. This particular case is a clear forgery, which is punishable under the existing law of Bangladesh.
Militancy connection of Shahid Uddin Khan:
During the January 17, 2019 raid at the resident of this sacked army officer, printed propaganda materials of ISIS were recovered by CTTC. Moreover CTTC also seized documents showing Shahid Uddin Khan funding this notorious jihadist outfit. Three separate cases have already been lodged against Colonel (sacked) Shahid Uddin Khan and his accomplices with Cantonment Police Station in Dhaka.
According to a credible source, Shahid Uddin Khan has hands behind a number of recent terrorist attacks in Britain. Moreover, he has been enthusiastically funding anti-Semitism in UK as well as conversion of non-Muslims into Islam.
Britain accepted illegal money from Shahid Uddin Khan:
Shahid Uddin Khan smuggled out millions of dollars from Bangladesh to various countries including United Kingdom. In 2009, he invested one million Pounds in the United Kingdom in exchange of obtaining immigrant status under visa Tier 1, vide VAF No. 511702. The investment was made in the name of Shahid’s wife Farzana Anjum.
United Kingdom never enquired about the legality of the money Shahid and his family had invested, although it is learnt from various sources in Bangladesh that the family had never taken any permission from the Bangladesh Bank for repatriating such a huge amount of money.
Britain should deport Shahid Uddin Khan:
United Kingdom should immediately deport Shahid Uddin Khan, his wife Farzana Anjum and their daughters to Bangladesh for their direct involvement in criminal activities including funding militancy outfit as well as money laundering.
Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury is the editor of Blitz. Follow him on Twitter at @Salah_Shoaib