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Fugitive sacked military officer wants some journalists dead

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There is serious allegation of a conspiracy by a sacked military officer named Shahid Uddin Khan, who now is living in United Kingdom with his jihadist wife Farjana Anjum and daughters reportedly has asked members of militancy groups in Bangladesh to murder several leading journalists and newspaper editors in Bangladesh.

A close aide of Shahid Uddin Khan, on condition of anonymity told this correspondent, the fugitive ISIS funder already has asked his cohort M. Sajjad Hussain, who lives in the United States to contact militancy groups such as Jamaatul Mujahedin Bangladesh (JMB), Hizbut Tahrir (HT), Ansar Al Islam and Bangladesh franchise of Islamic State (ISIS) for murdering several prominent journalists and editors in Bangladesh. Shahid Uddin Khan reportedly has also transferred an amount as upfront payment for execution of this notorious task. It may be mentioned here that, Lt. Col (sacked) Shahid Uddin Khan is furious on several journalists including Blitz editor Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury, the Daily Sun editor Enamul Haque and the Prothom Alo editor Matiur Rahman. During an arranged interview with Tasneem Khalil on Facebook, Shahid Uddin Khan has already expressed his anger on the journalists in Bangladesh. Being instructed by Shahid, his cohort Sajjad Hussain is reportedly contacting several militancy groups in Bangladesh.

Lt Col (sacked) Shahid Uddin Khan (Army No: BA002428, Course: 8-BMA, Commission Date: 10-06-1983), who along with his wife Farjana Anjum and daughters had smuggled out millions of dollars from Bangladesh and invested in various business ventures in United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom. 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.

Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Bangladesh Police based on secret information raided House No. 184, Road No. 2, Baridhara DOHS in Dhaka, Bangladesh on January 17, 2019. This house owned by Col (sacked) Shahid Uddin Khan was used as a warehouse of arms, explosives and propaganda materials of Islamic State (ISIS). During the raid, large volume of weapons, detonator, counterfeit Bangladesh currency notes and jihadist materials of ISIS were recovered by the CTTC unit. Later three separate cases against ISIS-funder Lt. Col (sacked) Shahid Uddin Khan, his wife Farjana Anjum, daughters and other accomplices were lodged. The cases are: Cantonment PS, Case no 10, Section-6(2)/7/11/12 of Anti Terrorism Act 2009 (amendment 2013); Cantonment PS,  Case no 11, Section-25-A,  Special Power Act 1974; and Cantonment PS, Case no 12, Section-19-A of Arms Act 1878.

Until busting of this huge ISIS warehouse in Bangladesh Lt Col (sacked) Shahid Uddin Khan and his wife Farjana Anjum were known as a fraud who had cheated lots of people in the country by selling properties with false documents and had smuggled-out millions of dollars to the United Kingdom and to his hidden offshore bank accounts in some other countries.

There are ongoing investigations by the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) as well as other intelligence agencies about series of financial crimes as well as criminal activities of Lt Col (sacked) Shahid Uddin Khan, his wife Farjana Anjum, and a loyal cohort of this notorious couple – Sajjad Hussain, a self-proclaimed agent of Pakistani spy agency Inter Service Intelligence (ISI).

According to report published in The Eastern Herald, Sajjad is currently living in Houston, Texas in United States along with his wife and son. Sajjad has been an active agent of Pakistani spy agency Inter Service Intelligence (ISI) and also was one of the key accomplices of Lt Col (sacked) Shahid Uddin Khan in coordinating with local and international network of Islamic State.

Indian newspaper The Eastern Herald on January 15, 2019 published an exclusive report exposing activities of Sajjad Hussain. The newspaper said, “In Bangladesh, Sajjad Hossain was living a posh life although he does not have any valid source of earnings. His son, Asif Hossain was a student of North South University, where he also was affiliated with militancy outfit named Hizb-Ut-Tahrir. Sajjad Hossain never hesitated in telling few of his friends in Dhaka of his connections with Pakistani espionage agency Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI).”

It further said, “Although he resides in Houston, Texas and still is living a posh life, this ISI handler does not have any valid source of earnings. His wife, Nahid Parveen Neeru works as a deep-covered operative of ISI under her husband’s command. It is learnt from credible sources, Nahid Parveen Neeru connects with various targets in the United States, mostly Christians, Jews and Hindus under the disguise of a sex worker and extracts information as per instruction of ISI. To the locals, this couple is seen as dubious, while many even believe Sajjad’s main source of income is from his wife profession as a sex worker.”

But, The Eastern Herald could not expose Sajjad Hussain’s connection with Islamic State.

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