Terror-funder Shahid Uddin Khan, who is wanted by Interpol and has been convicted in a number of criminal cases has started outrageous propaganda against internationally acclaimed multi-award-winning anti-militancy journalist and editor of Blitz, Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury.
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]”.
Although under existing law of Bangladesh, publishing such defamatory video statement and Facebook post is tantamount to legal consequences, authorities concerned are yet to arrest the relative of terror-funder Shahid Uddin Khan and those behind this nefarious act. Also, Bangladesh authorities have not yet taken action against the YouTube-based illegal news channel for running such notorious propaganda against an internationally acclaimed journalist and newspaper editor.
It may be mentioned here that back in 2019, during a LIVE Zoom conversation between Shahid Uddin Khan and Tasneem Khalil, Khan made extreme derogatory remarks on Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury and members of Bangladeshi media. Since then he has been regularly making derogatory remarks about Mr. Choudhury as well as Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, members of her family and several respected individuals in the country.
Commenting on this matter, Vijaya Laxmi Tripura, Senior Correspondent at Blitz said: “We already have brought the matter to the attention of the competent authorities in the Ministry of Home Affairs. in Bangladesh We believe, by next week legal proceedings will begin against perpetrators of such heinous crime”.
Ms. Tripura said, “When ISIS-fixer Shahid Uddin Khan is running extremely offensive and false propaganda against various important individuals of the Bangladesh government, how he manages using his relative in openly committing such punishable crime?”
She hoped, intelligence agencies will immediately initiate investigation into the matter and arrest the relative of notorious Shahid Uddin Khan.
Notorious Shahid Uddin Khan
According to newspaper reports, Shahid Uddin Khan and members of his family had smuggled-out millions of dollars from Bangladesh since 2009 and deposited into various bank accounts in the United Arab Emirates. This family also has purchased immigrant status in Britain under Visa Tier 1, VAF Number 511702, and invested over 12 million pounds, while the entire amount had been dirty money. They also established a company named 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.
Sitting in Britain, Shahid Uddin Khan and his family are operating their businesses in Dubai [in United Arab Emirates]. According to newspaper reports, this family is having business relations with notorious Dawood Ibrahim’s D-Company and has been involved in trafficking in drugs and arms.
The Khans also are also funding Islamic State as well as other militancy groups and madrasas.
On January 17, 2019, the Dhaka (Bangladesh) residence of this family was raided by the members of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Bangladesh Police. During this raid, a huge volume of arms, ammunition, detonators, explosives, counterfeit currency note, Islamic State propaganda materials, and recruitment tools. In the seized documents, CTTC also found evidence of the Khan family’s involvement in terror financing.
Three separate cases were lodged on the same day with the Cantonment Police Station in this regard against Md. Shahid Uddin Khan, Farjana Anjum Khan, Shehtaz Munasi Khan, and Parisa Pinaz Khan. These include, CR case number 4466/2009, dated December 30, 2009, under section 416, 467, 471 and 109 of the Bangladesh Penal Code, which is under trial with the Court of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate; Case number 10, dated January 17, 2019, under section 6 (2), 7, 11 and 12 of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2009; Case number 11, dated January 17, 2019, under section 25/A of the Special Powers Act of 1974; and Case number 12, dated January 17, 2019, under section 19/A of the Arms Act of 1878.
It was earlier reported that Md. Shahid Uddin Khan sent few thousand dollars to one of his jihadist counterpart days before the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka.
Shahid Uddin Khan is a donor of Britain’s Tory Party.
According to British paper The Sunday Times, Khan has donated £20,000 to the Conservative party [Tory Party] and has lived in the UK capital since 2009, when he bought a multimillion-pound “golden visa” to ensure he and his family could stay in the country.