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Interpol issues red notice to ex colonel Shahid Uddin Khan

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Interpol issues red notice to ex colonel Shahid Uddin Khan

Interpol has issued Red Notice on the members of a fugitive Bangladeshi family, who now are residing in Britain. According to information obtained by this correspondent, Interpol issued Red Notice on Md. Shahid Uddin Khan, his wife Farjana Anjum, and daughters Shehtaz Munasi Khan and Parisa Pinaz Khan for committing serious types of crimes, including terror-financing, money laundering and other types of crimes. The members of this family are convicted in a few criminal cases in Bangladesh.

According to newspaper reports, Md. 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, Md. 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 in the newspaper 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.

Commenting on Interpol’s Red Notice issued on the Khans, a source close to the family said, “This family posses’ threat to the British society. Authorities should immediately investigate the matter and deport them immediately”.

It may be mentioned here that on May 25, 2019, Politicalite had exposed the illegal activities of Md. Shahid Uddin Khan and his family while the matter had also been covered in The Sunday Times. It was further learnt that Khan had established business relations with Stephen Hammond MP and later had tried to blackmail the British lawmaker by publishing photographs of his secret meeting with Mr. Hammond.

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