David N Robinson
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. Col (sacked) now resides in the United Kingdom along with his wife Farjana Anjum and three daughters.
Background of Shahid Uddin Khan:
On January 16, 2019 Colonel Shahid Uddin Khan (dismissed from Bangladesh Army on corruption cases), gave an interview to ION TV, Britain, where he falsely claimed himself to be a very bright and honest officer, who in spite of being innocent was inappropriately dismissed by Bangladesh Army Authority.
Under the circumstances, through a neutral study about his career, a number of grave wrongdoings were found against him.
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.
During his posting at Chapai Nawabgonj Shahid Uddin Khan developed unethical rapport with a local MP of Chapai Nawabgonj Constituency- 3, Harun Ur Rashid and his wife who now a BNP (Bangladesh Nationalist Party) leader. It has been known that he was posted to Bangladesh Riffles, Battalion-6 at the pursuation of the wife of Harun Ur Rashid as Shahid Uddin Khan was actively collaborating Harun in smuggling activities. At one stage, Shahid also developed illicit physical relationship with Harun’s wife.
However, Colonel Shahid had to cover up his this illegal involvement by bribing local BNP leaders and well as by allowing them in continuing their smuggling activities. Shahid Uddin Khan’s illegal activities continued unchallenged due to his extreme intimacy with several leaders of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP).
Nasty private life of Shahid Uddin Khan:
Farjana 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, Farjana 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 Farjana Anjum to cash the FDR despite the fact, at that time Farjana 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 should send Shahid Uddin Khan back to Bangladesh:
Following the recovery of jihadist materials from the residence of Colonel (sacked) Shahid Uddin Khan; it is a moral obligation of the British authorities to immediately initiate investigations against him and send him back to Bangladesh.