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Unimaginable financial crimes of INTERPOL wanted criminal Shahid Uddin Khan

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Unimaginable financial crimes of INTERPOL wanted criminal Shahid Uddin Khan

Shahid Uddin Khan, an INTERPOL wanted criminal and terror-funder repeatedly has been claiming to be an “honest” man on various YouTube channels. But this correspondent has already unearthed specific evidences of unimaginable financial crimes committed by Shahid Uddin Khan, his wife Farzana Anjum Khan and daughters, Shehtaz Munasi Khan, Parisa Pinaz Khan and Zumana Fiza Khan. Since 2009, British authorities have allowed this dangerous individual in residing in London by investing over US$ 15 million towards the so-called Golden Visa program, which has already allowed hundreds of criminals from around the world in taking refuge in England. According to the Transparency International, London is considered as the ‘Capital of dirty money’ as it has been allowing various individuals in bringing-in millions of dollars through illegal channels. Although Britain boasts of combating financial crime and even competing imposing sanctions on various individuals from different countries by accusing them of amassing wealth through illegal means, Britain’s role of letting nefarious individuals such as Shahid Uddin Khan in investing millions of dollars of dirty cash in England, where the National Crime Agency (NCA) and other law enforcement agencies are surprisingly lethargic in initiating legal actions against these culprits and deporting them to their homeland.

Illegal wealth of Shahid Uddin Khan and family

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

  1. A posh apartment at flat # 2, house # 184, road # 2, Baridhara DOHS, Dhaka, Bangladesh,
  1. A 5,000 square-feet apartment at flat # C2 and C3, house # 2, road # 4, Banani DOHS, Dhaka, Bangladesh,
  1. 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),
  1. 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),
  1. An apartment at flat # B5, house # 10, road # 10, Dhaka Cantonment, Dhaka, Bangladesh,
  1. A luxury villa at 239 West Barnes Lane, New Malden KT3 6JD, United Kingdom (this property is purchased in the name of Shahid Uddin 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,
  1. 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).

INTERPOL wanted convicted criminal Shahid Uddin Khan and his family own a luxury villa at 239 West Barnes Lane, New Malden KT3 6JD, United Kingdom

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,

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.

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. It may be mentioned here that, Shahid Uddin Khan is linked to terror don Dawood Ibrahim.

We also have received specific information on massive financial transactions of dirty cash by Shahid Uddin Khan, his wife and three daughters in a number of banks in Bangladesh, which will come up in the next report. It may be mentioned here that, Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has filed a case against sacked military officer and INTERPOL wanted convicted jihad funder Shahid Uddin Khan, his wife Farzana Anjum Khan and daughter on charges of illegal assets worth BDT 400 million. Earlier Dhaka court convicted Shahid Uddin Khan in income tax evasion case. Khan is on run since 2018 and has been living in the United Kingdom with his family.

According to media reports, Jalal Uddin Ahmed, Deputy Director of the ACC’s Integrated District Office-1 filed the case on April 26, 2022. The accused in the case are, sacked Colonel Shahid Uddin Khan, his wife Farzana Anjum Khan and two daughters Shehtaz Munasi Khan and Parisa Pinaj Khan.

ACC sources said, evidences have been found against Shahid Uddin Khan and his family members for amassing assets worth a total BDT 390.634 million. Illegally amassed assets are an apartment in Dhaka city’s Baridhara DOHS area, fixed deposit with Finance and Investment Limited worth BDT 260 million and another fixed deposit with Eastern Bank worth BDT 50 million. This family amassed such huge wealth without any valid source of income.

Earlier, ACC served notice on Shahid Uddin Khan, his wife and daughters asking to show evidence of source of income against the wealth they have amassed. But the sacked military officer and jihad funder failed to submit any response.

It may be mentioned here that sacked military officer Shahid Uddin Khan was earlier convicted to nine years in prison in a case related of dodging income tax worth BDT 168 million. Judge Mohammad Nazrul Islam of Dhaka Special Judge’s Court-10 passed the verdict on December 20, 2020.

According to court documents, Assistant Tax Commissioner Sheikh Ali Hasan filed a case against sacked Colonel Shahid Uddin Khan with a Dhaka court on September 25, 2019 on charges of evading income tax of BDT 160.84 in three financial years. The charges were framed on September 26 of the same year.

Sources further said that sacked Colonel Shahid Uddin Khan has committed the crime of income tax evasion by concealing the information of income of BDT 7.41 million in the financial year 2014-15. And in the 2016-17 financial year, Shahid Uddin Khan was accused of evading income tax by concealing information of income of BDT 90 million. In the 2016-17 financial year, this jihad funder was accused of concealing information about his income of BDT 60 million. During the trial, eleven witnesses in the case were produced in court by the state.

The plaintiff in the case, Assistant Tax Commissioner Sheikh Ali Hasan, said in his statement that the accused Shahid Uddin Khan, despite being an ex-military officer, had concealed information about his actual income and expenditure and assets. He has hidden the information of his actual income and assets by giving false information in his income tax return. He also did not file income tax return in 2018-19 financial year. According to the information in the RG of the case, Shahid Uddin Khan had deposited BDT 10 million with eight banks in the 2015 financial year.

Following latest case pressed against Shahid Uddin Khan by the Anti-Corruption Commission, internationally acclaimed multi-award-winning anti-militancy journalist and editor of Blitz said, INTERPOL Financial Crime and Anti-Corruption Center (IFCACC), a launched wing of INTERPOL should begin investigation into the case of jihad-funder Shahid Uddin Khan.

He said, “We have already brought the matter to the attention of INTERPOL Financial Crime and Anti-Corruption Center (IFCACC) to this matter, and believe it will begin an investigation and due legal process against Shahid Uddin Khan and members of his family and ask the UK authorities to immediately extradite them to Bangladesh. For the sake of justice, Shahid Uddin Khan and his family members need to be sent back to Bangladesh and Britain should refrain from harboring such criminals”.

According to INTERPOL statement, the world police body has launched the INTERPOL Financial Crime and Anti-Corruption Centre (IFCACC) to provide a coordinated global response against the exponential growth in transnational financial crime.

Fueled by ever-increasing globalization and digitalization, criminals are able to commit financial crime with increasing efficiency and sophistication, undermining global financial systems, impeding economic growth and causing huge losses to businesses and individuals worldwide.

2020 survey by consulting firm PwC of businesses in 99 territories showed that nearly half of all respondents had reportedly fallen victim to financial crime in the previous two years, with losses totaling USD 42 billion. In terms of volume, fraud is now the most prevalent form of criminality in some countries.

Corruption likewise adds to the complexity of the crime landscape, creating a fertile ground for organized criminal activities. The two crime types are inextricably linked, with both often relying on similar mechanisms to move and launder illicit funds, increasingly involving transnational organized crime groups.

According to a recent INTERPOL assessment, member countries reported that financial crime and corruption were among the top three threats they currently face.

More about Shahid Uddin Khan and his family

Since 2009, Shahid Uddin Khan’s family has been living in the United Kingdom. Shahid Uddin Khan (Army No: BA002428, Course: 8-BMA, Commission Date: 10-06-1983) and his wife and daughters entered Britain with millions of dirty cash.

According to credible sources, in 2009, Shahid Uddin 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 scandalous ‘Golden Visa’ scheme.

According to immigration records, Shahid Uddin Khan and his family members regularly visit the United Arab Emirates. British intelligence agencies never wanted to know the reason behind this family’s visit to the UAE.

Media reports said, four months before the Sri Lanka attacks, ISIS funder Shahid Uddin Khan had sent an amount equivalent to ninety-two thousand dollars. This amount went from Dubai to Colombo. In other words, Khans funded the Sri Lanka jihadists – on behalf of ISIS.

According to a report published in The Business Standard, Indian intelligence agencies were 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.

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. On May 25, 2019 British newspaper The Sunday Times, in an exclusive report, revealed that a sacked 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.

London Met Police initiates investigation

London Met Police, which states on its website “Get the latest crime statistics and advice, help us with appeals for information and find out what we’re doing to tackle crime in your area”, has started investigating illegal activities, such as terror-finance and money-laundering of INTERPOL wanted convicted criminal Shahid Uddin Khan and members of his family.

London Met Police that works round-the-clock for ensuring safety to the Londoners is run under the dynamic leadership of Acting Commissioner Sir Stephen House. With more than 43,000 officers and staff, the Met is the UK’s largest police service and has 25 percent of the total police budget for England and Wales. As such, it requires considered structure and division of disciplines and skills; with the aim of maintaining a finely tuned, cohesive organization.

Shahid Uddin Khan and his family members came under the radar of London Met Police in 2019, when Blitz started publishing investigative reports exposing notoriety of this terror-funder and money launderer. Later, prestigious British newspaper The Sunday Times journalist Tom Harper also published an investigative report exposing series of illegal activities of this man.

Quoting the investigative report of British newspaper The Sunday Times, Dubai-based newspaper The National in its report said:

A British Conservative Party donor has been charged with funding terrorist organizations, illegal arms dealing, fraud and money-laundering in Bangladesh.

Mohammed Shahid Uddin Khan, 55, of Wimbledon, south-west London, was a former colonel in the Bangladeshi army.

He is facing jail in his homeland after his Dhaka property was raided by counter-terrorism police in January.

According to British paper The Sunday Times, Mr Khan has donated £20,000 (Dh93,395) to the Conservative 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.

Bangladeshi police say they found detonators, weapons, radical literature linked to Al Qaeda and fake Bangladeshi currency in Mr Khan’s home.

They say they have uncovered 54 bank accounts held by the donor, which provide evidence of money laundering and funding of terrorism.

According to India’s oldest weekly newspaper The Organiser, Indian intelligence agencies suspect Md. Shahid Uddin Khan, involved in gun-running, trafficking in narcotics and money laundering, has links with Dawood Ibrahim’s underworld activities, operating from India’s northeastern borders.

It may be mentioned here that the South Asian region experiencing geopolitical turmoil has also been hit by the smuggling of narcotics. For decades, drug monies have been used in fueling Islamist extremism and jihad. While Pakistan is one of the major drug trafficking nations in South Asia, its well-worn tactics are to tag disproportionate blame for drug trafficking on Afghanistan, which is mainly involved in the production of heroin. Afghan cocaine, heroin, and captagon producers sell these items to several buyers, including Lebanese Hezbollah and notorious terror don Dawood Ibrahim’s D Company. Through Hezbollah and D Company, Afghan drugs are also reaching the hands of drug cartels in Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Sicily, and other nations such as Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and the Middle East. For several years, the Iranian mullah regime has also been funding the drug trade with the evil agenda of generating funds for its global terrorist plots.

Shahid Uddin Khan demonizes Facebook officials

Immediately after the 2020 presidential elections in the United States, Facebook authorities had permanently banned Donald Trump for inciting riot. But a fugitive convicted terror-funder and INTERPOL wanted criminal Shahid Uddin Khan has been using this most popular social media platform towards spreading anti-Bangladesh and extremely derogatory comments and images propaganda stuff for years. Recently he became furious knowing about Facebook or its parent organization Meta appointing Sabhabaz Rashid Diya as Bangladesh affairs officer of the company. Bangladeshi Minister for Posts and Telecommunications, Mustafa Jabbar, held an online meeting with the regional headquarters of Facebook in Singapore recently, where the team at Facebook introduced Sabhanaz Rashid Diya to the minister.

Facebook’s Head of Safety Vikram Seng, Facebook’s Director of Public Policy Ashwini Rana, Iram Iqbal of Facebook’s mobile partner division, Bangladesh telecommunication regulatory commission (BTRC) Director General Brigadier General Mustafa Kamal, National Board of Revenue (Tax Policy) member Alamgir Hossain, First Secretary Kazi Farid Uddin and senior officials including BTRC Senior Assistant Directors Tousif Shahriar and Amjad Hossain were also present during the meeting.

Sources at the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications said that officials in Facebook’s Singapore office have told them that Sabhanaz Rashid Diya, a Bangladeshi Bengali speaker, has been appointed to look after the part of Bangladesh with speedy resolution of any existing problem regarding content.

The minister thanked Facebook for taking this initiative and fruitful step.

The people attending the meeting were also informed that Facebook will work with BTRC and other concerned authorities to implement their transparent activities in Bangladesh through at least one meeting with the authorities every month.

According to information, INTERPOL wanted convicted criminal and terror-funder Shahid Uddin Khan and members of his family have been using Facebook for spreading lies, rumors and personal attacks on various individuals in Bangladesh, including Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. As per ‘Community Standard’ policy of the social media platform, no one is allowed to run such activities, and anyone violating the ‘Community Standard’ may face punitive measures such as permanently banned from Facebook. But on April 8, 2022, sitting in the United Kingdom, Shahid Uddin Khan published a post on his Facebook ID with extremely objectionable remarks on Facebook official Sabhanaz Rashid Diya.

For the last few years, a band of criminals, convicted fugitives, terror-funders and Interpol wanted culprits based in the United States, Britain, Sweden, France, Saudi Arabia, Canada and few other countries have been running vile propaganda against Bangladesh. Most surprisingly, some of these evil propagandists with affiliations with radical Islamic and jihadist groups are receiving funding from the United States Congress.

Amongst these individuals, Shahid Uddin Khan, a sacked military officer and Islamic State funder; Kanak Sarwar, a paid propagandist of Pakistani ISI and pro-jihadist Bangladesh Nationalist Party; Ilias Hossain, an activist of Jamaat-e-Islami, defender of war criminals and opponent of Bangladesh-US and Bangladesh-India friendly relations; Mahmudur Rahman, so-called journalist and editor of Jamaat-e-Islami funded vernacular newspaper and a diehard supporter of Pakistan, Al Qaeda, and Iran’s notorious IRGC Quds Force; Mina Farabi alias Mina Rani Farah, a paid agent and propagandist of Jamaat-e-Islami and “contact” of Pakistani spy agency ISI; Pinaki Bhattacharya, a long-time agent of Pakistani ISI are using social media and video-sharing platforms such as Facebook and YouTube in baseless rumors and propaganda with the nefarious agenda of illegally unseating the democratically elected government in Bangladesh.

Tasneem Khalil receives large amount of grant from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). According to a credible source in the US Capitol, although every year NED is paying US$ 0.7 million to Netra News for “promoting democracy”, this dubious website of crooks has been vigorously publishing baseless stories clearly with vendetta against Bangladesh’s ruling Awami League, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and other esteemed members of the government and civil-military bureaucrats.

According to Bangladesh Army, Zulkarnain Saer Khan (featured as Sami in the bogus report of terror-broadcast network Al Jazeera), is an ex-cadet expelled from Bangladesh Military Academy on charges of drug addiction.

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Tajul Islam is a Special Correspondent of Blitz.

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