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Portsmouth University scandal: Gator pops out of the hole

Forged degree of the University of Portsmouth in the public domain.

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Fraudulent and dubious activities of the University of Portsmouth have started getting exposed following the publication of a recent report in the Bangladeshi newspaper Blitz.

The report detailed Professor Tamsin Bradley of the University of Portsmouth, who has been claimed to have supervised a non-existent thesis of Shahid Uddin Khan, an Interpol-wanted convicted terror funder. Shahid Uddin Khan smuggled out millions of dollars from Bangladesh and invested heavily in properties and other business ventures in the United Kingdom.

On May 5, 2022, Shahid Uddin Khan in a post on his Facebook profile published a photograph of an image of a certificate of ‘Doctor of Philosophy’ (Certificate number 00058408), which he claimed to have been issued by the University of Portsmouth, UK. When a correspondent of Litz contacted the university, they expressed utter surprise as they even have never heard the name of Shahid Uddin Khan. Subsequently, the editor of Blitz and counterterrorism specialist, Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury contacted Professor Tamsin Bradley over her email and phone number. She neither answered the email nor received calls.

Shahid Uddin Khan fake phd degree from univeristy of portsmouth
Shahid Uddin Khan fake Ph.D. degree from the University of Portsmouth (Photo: Facebook)

Meanwhile, checking through the information available on TrueCaller apps labels Bradley’s phone number as “Likely a business”.

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While the team of The Eastern Herald has also sent an email to Professor Bradley and called her phone number several times, there was neither any answer to our email nor a response to the phone calls.

The entire matter started looking extremely suspicious to our news team.

Surprisingly, all of a sudden, within hours of publication of the latest report in Blitz, there was a correspondent from someone on the ‘CONTACT US’ option of the Blitz, stating:

“I write in connection with the article published today by Tajul Islam entitled “SUSPICIOUS PROFESSOR OF A DUBIOUS UK UNIVERSITY”. This article contains information which is untrue and defamatory about Professor Bradley and the University of Portsmouth. Please remove this article with immediate effective. Should you fail to remove the article as requested the University will consider the necessary legal avenues available to it.”

According to the procedure, if anyone has to raise an objection to any content published in a newspaper or wants to send a rejoinder, he/she is required to communicate through email and provide the contact details of the sender. In this case, the sender of the above message, “Claire Dunning” did not follow the due procedures. This has already generated further doubts in our minds about the University of Portsmouth, Professor Tamsin Bradley, and those rackets centering on this UK institution.

Immediately after receiving the above-mentioned message, we have tried to find if there is truly anyone named Claire Dunning, associated with the University of Portsmouth. To our utter surprise, we did not find anything.

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As the activities of the University of Portsmouth and its possible connections with an Interpol-wanted terror funder have already been exposed, we are calling upon the UK authorities, including law enforcement agencies to initiate an immediate investigation into the matter and take due legal actions.

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