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INDIAN intelligence agencies are 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 retired Bangladeshi army officer was a report published in a leading British daily recently.
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
On May 25, British newspaper The Sunday Times, in an exclusive report, revealed that a former 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.
One of the houses of the former Bangladeshi Colonel in Dhaka was raided in January 2019 by the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of the Bangladesh police
The illegal activities are being operated from Nepal and Bangladesh.
Dawood Ibrahim’s associate Yunus Ansari and three Pakistani nationals were arrested by the Nepal Police in the FICN racket busted on a tip–off by Indian agencies.
Khan had bought two houses with alleged laundered money, was charged after counter–terror police found arms, fake currency and Jehadist material from his home in Bangladesh
Sources said that as of now Indian intelligence agencies were probing the nexus between “D” company and the former Bangladeshi Colonel relating to fake currency and arms dealing.
Incriminating documents are said to have been found from ex–Colonel’s place in the raids.
Retired Colonel Khan, who bought 2 houses in Wimbledon with allegedly laundered money, was charged after counter-terror police claimed to have found arms, weapons, fake currency and jihadist material in his Bangladesh home. https://t.co/d3KhUlGPeg
— Tom Harper (@TomJHarper) May 26, 2019
British journalist Tom Harper, the Home Affairs correspondent for The Sunday Times, who exposed the role of the colonel in his exclusive story, has said in one of his tweets that former Colonel (Md Shahid Uddin) Khan had bought two houses with alleged laundered money, was charged after counter–terror police found arms, fake currency and Jehadist material from his home in Bangladesh.
The British journalist, in another tweet, revealed that the Colonel denied allegations about terror funding and said that he was being framed by the present Awami League government in his home country. ■