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.
Back in 2019, prestigious British newspaper The Sunday Times published an investigative report on illegal activities of Shahid Uddin Khan.
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. In 2009, Shahid Uddin Khan invested millions of pounds in the United Kingdom in exchange of 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 United Arab Emirates and 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 Indian news agency IANS, intelligence agencies in that country currently were probing a deep-rooted nexus involving underworld mafia don and notorious terrorist Dawood Ibrahim and a London-based fugitive sacked officer of Bangladesh Army named Md. Shahid Uddin Khan.
The news agency claimed that Indian intelligence agencies suspect that Md. Shahid Uddin Khan, who is involved in gun running, trafficking in narcotics and money laundering has links with Dawood Ibrahim’s underworld activities operating from India’s northeastern borders.
IANS news agency said, Shahid Uddin Khan migrated to London in 2009 under mysterious circumstances along with his wife Farjana Anjum and daughters named Shehtaz Munasi Khan, Parisa Pinaz Khan and Zumana Fiza Khan. Members of this family are having 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 counterfeit Indian Currency Notes (FICN) and contraband narcotics. The illegal activities are being operated from Nepal and Bangladesh.
Blitz has been exposing notorious activities of Shahid Uddin Khan and few other cybercriminals for years. Following the appointment of Sabanaz Rashid Dia as head of Bangladesh affairs desk in Facebook, while we would like to extend our warmest congratulations to her, we are humbly requesting the Facebook authorities to immediately ban Shahid Uddin Khan and other cybercriminals from this extremely popular social media platform.
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