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Sitting in UK, INTERPOL wanted terror funder wages war against Bangladesh government

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Sitting in UK, INTERPOL wanted terror funder wages war against Bangladesh government

Sitting in the United Kingdom, a terror-funder who has been on ‘Red Notice’ of INTERPOL for many years has released a video exactly in the same pattern of notorious terrorist outfit Al Qaeda, where he has openly called for waging “war” against Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and claimed to has been attempting to “topple-down” the government through “mass-revolt”.

Additionally, Shahid Uddin Khan has also admitted that he “donated” thousands of dollars to UK’s Tory Party in exchange of a favor from his local MP Mr. Stephen Hammonds in resolving “complications” centering Khan’s eldest daughter’s visa. It may be mentioned here that, Stephen Hammonds MP has been maintaining regular contacts with this terror-funder while is it accused that Shahid Uddin Khan maintains financial relations with this Tory Party MP.

On May 25, 2019. prestigious British newspaper The Sunday Times  published a report stating Md Shahid Uddin Khan has been charged with funding terror groups, arms dealing and money laundering offenses in Bangladesh. According to the British newspaper, the sacked army officer has political links in Britain and had funded Stephen Hammonds, a Tory Party MP.

On June 14, 2019, Indian newspaper The Business Standard as well as IANS news agency in their report said: Indian intelligence agencies are probing a deep-rooted nexus involving underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and a London-based former Colonel of the Bangladesh army. The agencies suspect that the Bangladeshi army officer, allegedly involved in gun running, has links with Dawood Ibrahim’s underworld activities operating from India’s eastern borders.

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What prompted the intelligence agencies to probe the nexus between Dawood and the Bangladeshi army officer was a report published in a leading British daily recently. On May 25, British newspaper The Sunday Times, in an exclusive report, revealed that a former Colonel Md Shahid Uddin Khan had been charged with funding terror groups, arms dealing and money laundering offences in Bangladesh. According to the British newspaper, the former Colonel has political links in Britain and had funded an MP.

Sources said that the former Bangladeshi Colonel migrated to London in 2009 under mysterious circumstances. He is said to have had business operations in Dubai as well as in Britain. As per the latest dossier on the Dawood Ibrahim gang, the D company is involved in smuggling Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) and contraband narcotics. The illegal activities are being operated from Nepal and Bangladesh.

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Recently the role of a Pakistan Embassy official in Nepal had come to light in connection with a huge seizure of FICN at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Dawood Ibrahim’s associate Yunus Ansari and three Pakistani nationals were arrested by the Nepal Police in the FICN racket busted on a tip-off by Indian agencies.

Sources said that as of now Indian intelligence agencies were probing the nexus between D company and the former Bangladeshi Colonel relating to fake currency and arms dealing. One of the houses of the former Bangladeshi Colonel in Dhaka was raided in January 2019 by the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of the Bangladesh police. Incriminating documents are said to have been found from ex-Colonel’s place in the raids. IANS made several attempts to approach Md Shahid Uddin in London, but could not make contact with him till the filing of the story.

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On the other hand, British journalist Tom Harper, the Home Affairs correspondent for The Sunday Times, who exposed the role of the colonel in his exclusive story, has said in one of his tweets that former Colonel (Md Shahid Uddin) Khan had bought two houses with alleged laundered money, was charged after counter-terror police found arms, fake currency and Jehadist material from his home in Bangladesh. The British journalist, in another tweet, revealed that the Colonel denied allegations about terror funding and said that he was being framed by the Bangladeshi government.

According to our information, Md. Shahid Uddin Khan (Army No: BA002428, Course: 8-BMA, Commission Date: 10-06-1983) Khan, invested millions of pounds in the United Kingdom in exchange for obtaining immigrant status under Visa Tier 1, vide VAF No. 511702. The family had laundered an unknown amount of money and brought that into the United Kingdom via the United Arab Emirates and a few more countries, while Shahid Uddin Khan had invested over 18 million pounds for buying citizenship under Britain’s ‘Golden Visa’ scheme. In a video statement released on June 11, 2022 on his Facebook ID, Shahid Uddin Khan has openly admitted that the entire amount was smuggled into the United Kingdom from Bangladesh as the British authorities do not ask “anyone” as to how they brought such large sum of cash into the country.

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It may be mentioned here that, while several international organizations including the Transparency International had termed London as the “capital of dirty cash”, convicted and fugitive terror-funder Shahid Uddin Khan’s latest video statement clearly proves, British authorities are welcoming laundered monies into that country.

According to information obtained by the investigative reporters of Blitz, Shahid Uddin Khan, his wife and three daughters own properties worth hundreds of millions of takas in the United Kingdom and Bangladesh. Here is description of only a portion of properties owned by the terror-funder family:

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  1. A posh apartment at flat # 2, house # 184, road # 2, Baridhara DOHS, Dhaka, Bangladesh,
  2. A 5,000 square-feet apartment at flat # C2 and C3, house # 2, road # 4, Banani DOHS, Dhaka, Bangladesh,
  3. A 9,000 square-feet apartment at Polaris, ABC-3, Second floor, House # 1, Adamjee Cantonment, developed by Shanta Properties, Dhaka, Bangladesh (this huge apartment is purchased in the name of Shahid Uddin Khan’s wife Farzana Anjum Khan),
  4. An apartment at flat # C5, house # 20, road # 4, Dhaka Cantonment, Dhaka, Bangladesh (this apartment is purchased in the name of Shahid Uddin Khan’s wife Farzana Anjum Khan),
  5. An apartment at flat # B5, house # 10, road # 10, Dhaka Cantonment, Dhaka, Bangladesh,
  6. A luxury villa at 239 West Barnes Lane, New Malden KT3 6JD, United Kingdom (this property is purchased in the name of Shahid Uddin
  7. Khan with £1,250000). The land has the benefit of the rights granted by but is subject to the rights reserved by a Conveyance dated 24 October 1927 made between Charles Cunningham and Vera Kahn,
  8. An expensive property at 57 Coombe Lane, West Wimbledon, London SW20 0BD. This property is purchased in the name of Farzana Anjum Khan, Shehtaz Munasi Khan and Parisa Pinaz Khan with £750,000).

In addition to these properties in Bangladesh and the United Kingdom, Shahid Uddin Khan and his family members have made huge investment in a number of business enterprises such as:

Uttara Apparels Limited, Company number 08132788, SIC codes 46420 (Private company limited by shares), located at 57 Coombe Lane, London SW20 0BD, the United Kingdom, where Shahid Uddin Khan holds 65 percent and his wife Farjana Anjum Khan holds 35 shares,

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A company named Zumana Investment & Holdings Limited [also named a Zumana Investment & Properties Limited], Incorporation certificate number 0741417, dated October 25, 2010. The registered office of this company is located at Unit 29 Eleanor Street, London, E3 4UR, United Kingdom,

A company named Astha Now Limited, company number 11995656 situated at 239 West Barnes Lane, New Malden, England, KT3 6JD is owned by Farjana Anjum Khan, Shahid Uddin Khan, Parisa Pinaz Khan, Shehtaz Munasi Khan and Zumana Fiza Khan.

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They also had established a readymade garments factory in Bangladesh namely Shujon Apparels Limited, which was involved in smuggling of narcotics from Bangladesh to the United Kingdom under the disguise of apparel consignments. It is anticipated that the key reason behind establishment of Uttara Apparels Limited in Britain is also to continue drug trafficking within the European countries.

Seeking anonymity, a source told this correspondent that Shahid Uddin Khan has hidden the websites of Sitara-Saleha Foundation and Asthanow as the UK authorities, especially the London Met Police and National Crime Agency (NCA) have started investigation into allegations of money-laundering, terror-finance and numerous forms of illegal activities of Shahid Uddin Khan and his family members.

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Taking refuge in the United Kingdom, convicted criminal Shahid Uddin Khan has been using his relatives in continuing anti-government activities inside Bangladesh. He also has been plotting terrorist attacks with the nefarious agenda of giving bad name to the government. It is may mentioned here that, Khan has been giving instigations to stage revolt in Bangladesh, although he and his family members are enjoying luxurious lives in Britain.

Media reports said, Shahid Uddin Khan has engaged one of his relatives in running vile propaganda against internationally acclaimed multi-award-winning journalist and editor of BLiTZ, Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury.

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According to evidences obtained by this newspaper, Shahid Uddin Khan published Facebook post through one of his relatives, where Mr. Choudhury has been falsely branded as “property grabber” and a “infamous individual”. A video statement by Shahid Uddin Khan’s relative was also published by an YouTube-based illegal news channel, where it was accused that Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury has been “defaming esteemed individuals [such as Shahid Uddin Khan, Kanak Sarwar, Tasneem Khalil, David Bergman, Shahidul Islam, leaders of Hefazat-e-Islam, Jamaat-e-Islami and Bangladesh Nationalist Party]”.

Earlier, Shahid Uddin Khan succeeded in filing a false case under Digital Security Act through his relative against the BLiTZ editor.

Meanwhile, Ministry of Home Affairs in Bangladesh has initiated investigation into the case of Shahid Uddin Khan’s relative, who had continued notorious propaganda in March 2021 opposing Bangladesh visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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UK lawmakers hold secret meeting with INTERPOL wanted terror-funder

INTERPOL wanted convicted terrorist and jihad-funder Shahid Uddin Khan claims to have held a “meeting” with Victoria Marie Atkin, Minister for State for Prisons and Probation under Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Victoria Mary Atkins was born on 22 March 1976 in London. She is the daughter of Sir Robert Atkins, a former Conservative MP and MEP and Lady Dulcie Atkins, a Conservative councilor.

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Ms. Atkins was called to the bar (Middle Temple) in 1998. She worked as a barrister in the field of fraud in London.

Tory Party donor and INTERPOL wanted convicted terror-funder Shahid Uddin Khan with Stephen Hammonds MP and Victoria Mary Atkins MP

Recently, Shahid Uddin Khan published his photograph with Ms. Atkins along with UK’s Torey Party’s MP Stephen William Hammond stating he had meetings with the junior minister amongst many others. It may be mentioned here that, Shahid Uddin Khan has been plotting jihadist coup in Bangladesh with the notorious agenda of unseating Bangladesh government and establish Islamist Sharia rule in the country.

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We sent email to Victoria Mary Atkins seeking her comment on this matter.

Terror-funder passes defamatory remarks on The Sunday Times, Tom Harper and Blitz editor

In the video, which has been released by INTERPOL wanted terror-funder on his Facebook ID, Shahid Uddin Khan has passed extremely offensive and derogatory remarks on prestigious UK newspaper The Sunday Times, investigative journalist Tom Harper and editor of Blitz. Shahid Uddin Khan, in the video has branded internationally acclaimed multi-award-winning journalist and editor of anti-militancy newspaper Blitz as “non-journalist” and falsely claims that, Mr. Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury is the owner of websites named ‘Times of Assam’ and ‘American Chronicle’. It may be mentioned here that on April 2, 2022, May 4, 2022 and May 9, 2022 Blitz in its exclusive reports has exposed the owner of ‘Times of Assam’ website. According to information, Dhruba Jyoti Deka, owner of ‘Times of Assam’ website wrote an article titled “Mainland India’s claim over Assam, Tripura, northeast states and Jammu and Kashmir is illegitimate and illegal” in Pakistani newspaper The Lahore Times on April 22, 2022. In this article, The Lahore Times introduces him stating “Dhruba Jyoti Deka is the Chief Editor of Times of Assam, based in Rajgarh Road, Rajgarh, Guwahati, 781005, India”.

In the first paragraph of this article, Deka criticized the ‘Citizenship Amendment Act’ stating: “The reason why Assam or Tripura is up against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act passed by the Union of India under the efforts of Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party and those extremist Hindu thugs are very different from the reason why the rest of India, including most Indian Universities, are protesting. Assam or Tripura does not want this Act at all -no matter its Hindus or Muslims. The rest of mainland India is protesting because the act does not cover Muslims and there is a sea of difference between these two reasons. Below are some of the reasons why every citizen of mainland India should stand with Assam and the rest of the northeast against this act in totality and not because it does not include Muslims”.

It is further learnt that INTERPOL wanted terror-funder Shahid Uddin Khan has been maintaining regular contacts with ‘Times of Assam’ website owner Dhruba Jyoti Deka.

Meanwhile, Blitz has already drawn the attention of the UK authorities on the illegal activities of Shahid Uddin Khan.

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Tajul Islam is a Special Correspondent of Blitz.

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