Britain investigating Bangladeshi sacked Colonel’s investment fiasco


Special Correspondent

Following publication of a number of reports in Blitz exposing criminal activities of Colonel (sacked) Shahid Uddin Khan, United Kingdom finally has started investigating the source of fund this ex army officer has invested in various business ventures. According to Blitz reports, Colonel (sacked) Shahid Uddin Khan (Army No: BA002428, Course: 8-BMA, Commission Date: 10-06-1983) through his wife Farjana Anjum has investment millions of dollars in Britain and has established several business establishments including Zumana Investment & Properties Limited.

Colonel (sacked) Shahid Uddin Khan became wealthy by collaborating with smugglers when he was sent to the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) on deputation. Later in 2007, he sold half-completed cold storage named Bondishahi Cold Storage in Comilla district at a price which was 70 times higher than the existing market price. On receiving this fund, he immediately smuggled out a few million dollars to the United Kingdom, where he along with his entire family took immigration under investor category. In the UK, Shahid has established a company named Zumana Investment & Properties Limited with his ill-gotten money. Although the total amount of investment was sent to the UK through illegal channels, British authorities had no problem in accepting this dirty money.

On investigation, Bondishahi Cold Storage in Cumilla district is found to be a half-done project.

During the January 17, 2019 raid at the resident of this sacked army officer, printed propaganda materials of ISIS were recovered by CTTC. Moreover,  CTTC also seized documents showing Shahid Uddin Khan funding this notorious jihadist outfit. Three separate cases have already been lodged against Colonel (sacked) Shahid Uddin Khan and his accomplices with Cantonment Police Station in Dhaka.

During investigation, once the British authorities is satisfied of the fact that Colonel (sacked) Shahid Uddin Khan had invested illegal or dirty money and the fund reached UK through illegal channels, London may arrest this ex-Colonel and send him back to Bangladesh.


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