The Rohingya crisis gave a spike in the number of asylum seekers in Europe. Recently Germany approved hundreds of Rohingya asylum seekers.
Where the European countries are welcoming the Rohingya asylum seekers, there is a new threat to the credibility of this system. The Eastern Herald is investigating the issue of “Fake Rohingyas” who are seeking asylums in the European Union and some are already approved by their respective authorities.
Fake Rohingya Asylum scam in Germany
A Bangladeshi man after making a failed attempt of getting asylum in France has finally succeeded in fooling German authorities as well as the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and is waiting for approval of asylum with the false claim of being a Rohingya from Myanmar. Md. Atikuzzaman, falsely pretending to be a Rohingya.
A Fake Rohingya asylum seeker in Germany?
Md. Atikuzzaman, falsely pretending to be a Rohingya has changed his name as Kamaluddin Kamal and has also succeeded in taking his wife Rezia Akhter (Father’s name Harunur Rashid, Mother’s name Saleha Begum), and son Nafisuz Zaman to Germany in 2020 with the same false identity.
According to our sources in Dhaka, Md. Atikuzzaman a.k.a Kamaluddin Kamal, his wife Rezia Akhter, and son Nafisuz Zaman are Bangladeshi nationals by birth. None of them have ever been to Myanmar nor has even any distant connection with the Rohingya community in Myanmar or those refugee camps in Bangladesh. Md. Atikuzzaman’s family hails from the Shariatpur district, while his wife Rezia Akhter’s family hails from the Tangail district in Bangladesh. Rezia Akhter’s family is permanently residing in Dhaka’s Khilkhet area. Her mother’s Bangladesh mobile number is +880-106-6426568.
Md. Atikuzzaman a.k.a Kamaluddin Kamal, his wife Rezia Akhter, and son Nafisuz Zaman (Fake Rohingya family in Germany)
According to the information received after a thorough investigation, Md. Atikuzzaman has taken the false name as Kamaluddin Kamal (Father’s name Abdul Khaleque, Mother’s name Shirin Khaleque), who now is residing in Karlsfeld, Munich, Germany as a Rohingya refugee. His son, Nafisuz Zaman was a student of Yale International School in Dhaka, Bangladesh and currently is studying in a school in Mittelschule Karlsfeld.
The family has never been in Myanmar, while Md. Atikuzzaman a.k.a Kamaluddin Kamal, his wife Rezia Akhter and son Nafisuz Zaman were born and brought up in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Prior to leaving Bangladesh in 2020, Md. Atikuzzaman a.k.a Kamaluddin Kamal’s wife and son were living in Bangladesh in a rented apartment at House # 13, 1st floor, Road # 18, Sector # 14, Uttara Model Town, Dhaka.
According to The Eastern Herald’s own sources, the fake Rohingya Md. Atikuzzaman a.k.a Kamaluddin Kamal’s has falsely shown his date of birth as January 1, 1974 and has also falsely claimed the place of birth as Moungdaw, Myanmar. His address in Germany is Hochstrabe 98b, 85757 Karlsfeld b München. His case is possibly with the Bundesamt für Migration und Fluchtinge 81673, München, Germany.
Talking to this correspondent, a representative of the Rohingya community in Germany said, the case of Md. Atikuzzaman a.k.a Kamaluddin Kamal’s false claim of being a Rohingya is not only a serious crime but it will also harm the legitimate claims of those genuine Rohingyas in various countries in the world. The source called upon the UNHRC and Germany authorities to immediately investigate the case of Md. Atikuzzaman a.k.a Kamaluddin Kamal and deport them from Germany.
During this investigation, we found that Mr. Abdul Khaleque who is the father of Md. Atikuzzaman a.k.a Md. Kamaluddin Kamal was an officer in country-owned Eastern Refinery Limited. How can Rohingya during the 80s and 90s work in Bangladesh when they are in Myanmar?
Mr. Abdul Khaleque was General Manager of Eastern Refinery and posted in Chittagong district. During their stay in Chittagong, Abdul Khaleque and his family used to stay in Katalganj, Panchlaish area. The fake Rohingya was brought up in Chittagong where he has learned the Chittagonian dialect, which is similar to that of Rohingyas.
Atikuzzaman married Rezia Akhter in 2002 when his family was living in Dhaka’s Uttara area at their own house.
Atikuzzaman’s false pretense of being a Rohingya would seriously harm the interest of those genuine Rohingyas in the Western nations. Moreover, it may also hamper Bangladesh’s continuous efforts in finding a solution to the existing Rohingya refugee crisis.
Talking to this correspondent, an official of Bangladesh’s Immigration Department said, Atikuzzaman’s actions are serious crimes. German authorities should immediately take necessary steps against such individuals.
It is also learned from another source in Dhaka, sitting in Germany, Atikuzzaman and his wife Rezia Akhter are continuing false propaganda against the Bangladesh government, with the fictitious stories of persecuting Rohingyas by shifting them to Bhashanchar Rohingya Refugee camps.
It may be mentioned here that, in 1993 or 1994, Atikuzzaman went to Singapore and tried to stay illegally. At that time he was arrested for illegal stay by the Singapore Police, imprisoned, and later deported.
In Bangladesh, Atikuzzaman also has a criminal past of being involved in car theft and robbery.
Commenting on the case of Md. Atikuzzaman a.k.a Kamaluddin Kamal, a senior immigration attorney in Germany said, “What Md. Atikuzzaman a.k.a Kamaluddin Kamal has done is a punishable offense under German and international law. Such individuals should be immediately arrested, interrogated and deported. He also has called upon the French authorities to investigate the asylum case of Md. Atikuzzaman a.k.a Kamaluddin Kamal, who had been in France with the ulterior motive of getting asylum under false pretext.