Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leaders have urged its acting chairman Tarique Rahman to return to Bangladesh on December 11 ignoring cases and convictions. Meanwhile, a source in London told that correspondent that Tarique Rahman has already obtained UK passport recently where a British-Bangladeshi named Jahid Ahmed Choudhury, son of Mojir Uddin Ahmed Choudhury has played important role. Jahid Ahmed Choudhury is a relative of Mushfiqul Fazal Ansary.
According to credible source, BNP representative in the US, Mushfique Fazal Ansary, an individual living in Washington DC, who is the Former Assistant Press Secretary to Khaleda Zia; former diplomatic correspondent of vernacular newspaper The Daily Ittefaq; member of the United Nations Correspondents Association; White House Correspondent at Just News BD, an illegal news website; and Executive Director at Right to Freedom.
It may be mentioned here that, Mushfique Fazal Ansary is the editor of “Just News BD” while this news website does not have any office or existence in Bangladesh. It is a matter of great surprise as to how he has managed to enroll himself as the White House Correspondent of this illegitimate website.
The source further said, Jahid Ahmed Choudhury, National ID number 9583157053 is currently at Dhaka Central Jail located at Keraniganj. He was arrested in a case lodged by the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel. The case was lodged on November 2, 2022 under section 420, 406 (case number 34) with Hatirjheel Police Station under Dhaka Metropolitan Police.
The source further said, Mahmudur Rahman, a pro-jihadist leader of BNP who has deeper connections with Turkish ruling elites has been assigned to book a flight for Tarique Rahman on Turkish Airlines. Tarique may leave London on December 10, 2022 and after spending few hours as transit passenger in Istanbul, he would take another flight to Bangladesh.
Prior to leaving London, Tarique Rahman will send a video message to BNP leaders and activists, which will be played during December 10 Dhaka rally of the party. In this video, Tarique Rahman will give hint about his “imminent” return to Bangladesh.
It is learnt, Tarique Rahman will be accompanied by his daughter Barrister Jaima Rahman and several British lawyers and journalists.
Tarique-ISI chief telephone conversation
Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader Tarique Rahman, who has been on run since 2007 and been living in the United Kingdom had telephone conversation with Lt Gen Nadeem Anjum, Director General of Pakistan’s spy agency Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) and discussed about his plan of returning to Bangladesh.
Talking to this correspondent, a source said, the telephonic conversation between Tarique Rahman and Lt Gen Nadeem Anjum had “most possibly taken place” on November 15, 2022. On the same day, Tarique Rahman tried to speak to a number of diplomats in London.