Khaleda's son involved in arms supply to ULFA!!!!!!!!!

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  1. Sabir

    Sabir DFI TEAM Senior Member

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    Khaleda's son linked to Ulfa arms supply?

    DHAKA/GUWAHATI/KOLKATA: Former Bangladeshi Prime Minister Khaleda Zia’s son, Tarique Rahman, was allegedly involved in an abortive smu-ggling of weapons, believed to be meant for Ulfa militants in Assam, the detained prime accused in Bangladesh’s biggest arms haul case has revealed.

    "Hafizur Rahman has confessed before the magistrate (of a Bangladeshi court) that he had met Tarique at Hawa Bhaban along with Ulfa leader Paresh Baruah on April 1, 2004," Bangladesh’s state-run news agency BSS quoted a senior police official as saying.

    Hafizur Rahman, the prime accused in Bangladesh’s biggest arms haul case, has claimed that Khaleda Zia’s son Tarique was involved in an abortive smuggling of weapons believed to be meant for Ulfa militants.

    He admitted that some National Security Intelligence (NSI), Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI) and Chittagong Urea Fertilizer Company Ltd (CUFCL) officials were involved in the attempt to smuggle 10 truck-loads of arms on April 2 in 2004, reported The Daily Star, an English daily published from Dhaka. At that time, the Khaleda Zia-headed Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)-Jaamat coalition had been in power in the neighbouring country.

    The consignment (10 truckloads of weapons) was seized despite "efforts" from some influential quarters for its safe passage through Bangladesh’s southeastern port city. But the case was shelved for years after the apparently "accidental" seizure.

    Hafiz’s confession in a 43-page statement came after he was interrogated in custody for three days, during which he told the court that he had escorted Baruah to Hawa Bhaban days ahead of offloading the consignment. "Paresh Baruah entered Hawa Bhaban leaving me outside at the entrance and had a meeting with Tarique Rahman," the official said quoting the statement.

    Tarique, who is now the senior vice-chairman of BNP, faces a number of graft and criminal cases and is now in London. Party leaders said he was being treated there.

    On the concluding day of a three-day remand, Hafiz agreed to confess before metropolitan magistrate Mahbubur Rahman, who recorded his confessional statements on Saturday.

    Investigating officer Mohammad Moniruzzaman on Sunday said Hafiz’s latest statement seemed to be a "major development" in the investigation process since a reinvestigation into the scam was ordered two years ago.

    But officials familiar with the statement said Hafiz did not disclose the source of the weapon consignment as he was interrogated at the CID headquarters in Dhaka and rather most of the time he repeated the information confessed earlier during the two rounds of remands in custody.

    The previous military-backed interim government had two years ago ordered the reinvestigation amid allegations that there was a deliberate attempt on the part of the then administration under the BNP-led government to suppress facts.

    Several senior officials were also quizzed. The latest development came a month after local government minister Syed Ashraful Islam alleged that Zia’s past government had arranged a secret meeting of former Pakistan President Parvez Musharraf with jailed Ulfa leader Anup Chetia in Dhaka while it was in power.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...d-to-Ulfa-arms-supply/articleshow/5550436.cms
     
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  3. amoy

    amoy Senior Member Senior Member

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    Why were those Bangladesh politicians supporting that? simply motivated by money?
     
  4. gogbot

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    Some Bangladeshi's have got it into their head that India is their sworn enemy, and they must work with Pakistan to destroy it.

    There is a significant amount on Anti Indian-ism in Bangladesh, although some of it we may deserve, most is just blind hate.
     
  5. Sabir

    Sabir DFI TEAM Senior Member

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    Ohimalay,
    To understand that we have to to go back to 1947 when India was devided and Pakistan was born taking Muslim dominated regions. In 1971 East Pakistan got their freedom with the help of India and bangladesh was born. Though most of bengali muslims felt they were being opressed by pakistan govt, there were still elements in East Pakistan who were against the liberation. Those elements still regret for their freedom as a sad thing for Islamic brotherhood. At present Awami Ligue, the ruling party in bangladesh is considered Pro-India. On the otherhand BNP lead by Khaleda Zia is known as severely anti-Indian. There are some fundamentalists organizations too which are inclined to pakistan. Visiting any Pakistani forum you can get a hint of their mind as many bangladeshi members are there. It is believed Pak intelligence agency has good control over those anti-Indian parties in BD which are helping the militants group in north-east India. So when Khaleda Zia was in power, it is beneficial for those militants and ISI. And when Sk Hasina in power, it is better for us. Recently BD has arrested and handed over some ULFA leaders and seiged their bank accounts. Sk Hasina is well aware of he danger from these radical Islamic groups n her country and dealing with strong hand to eliminate them.
     
  6. leonblack08

    leonblack08 Respected Member

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    Sabir,if Tarik Zia is involved in it,then the main motivation is always "money".Those five years,there hasn't been a single deal where him or his brother didn't have their share.One corrupt soul he is,completely opposite of his Father Gen.Zia,who wasn't corrupt at all.

    And yes,there were the third party,the "razakars",who are also involved in that.The Hypocrites,who does sweet talking about Islam to hide their true face full of filth.

    Have you heard the phrase,

    "Nijer naak kete porer jatra bhongo kora"

    They are like that,won't step back to harm India even if it hurts Bangladesh,because at the end,they do not care for Bangladesh.They are still East Pakistani citizens deep in their heart.
     
  7. bhogta

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    ^^ Dear can you tell me why Bangladeshi don't like India even when we fought for you? ( Of course we had our own agenda also.) So many your country men working in my country.( Some legal some nonlegal).
    I never understand this thing. In pakistani forum i seen lot of your country men opposition any good deal between India and Bangladesh. Even they making fun of Indian product with out any reason.
     
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    Bhogta I dont think that all Bangladeshis hate India. Bangladesh has deep cultural relationship with us and will never go against us. There are few remnants of Pakistani rule before 1972 and are having Anti India Mindset. ISI network there also play role in creating anti India mindset against us. All we need to do is play our cards well to let hose people beleive that we are not their enemies.
     
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  9. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    The genesis of ULFA could be traced back to the demand of movement that wanted to a separate country of Assam. Beginning 1979, the Assamese rebelled against the influx of Bangaldeshis into Assam and thereby the fear that it would change the demography. It was felt that this was a deliberate process of a political party to increase their vote bank. In addition, there is this feeling that Assam has been neglected and that the development of Assam has not been undertaken with the same alacrity as that done with the remainder of India. This led to the formation of the All Assam Students Union, who started the agitation peacefully, but with the resultant police actions, they grew violent and it spawned various other demands of different communities in Assam for their independence.

    This was thus ideal for all sorts of people and countries to have a finger in the pie and keep the pot boiling.

    As per B Raman, who is a strategic analyst:

    Now, why is Bangladesh supporting these elements is not too far to see. There are many issues that Bangladesh feels has not been resolved and they have the feeling that India is Big Brothering them. This attitude was fanned by the BNP of Khaleda Zia. Hence, the feeling of animosity. And if there are ground for animus then these things like that of Khaleda's son are bound to happen where many would like to make hay while the sun shines.


    As far as BNP is concerned, it has been influenced to a great extent for vote bank politics, by the razzakars and Pakistani backed fundamentalists. It is obvious that those who have affiliation with Pakistan would hardly look at India kindly.

    The situation is different now. The current govt is hard at work to establish Bangladesh as a state that has independent policies and is not influenced by foreign powers. They have cracked down on the fundamentalists and are pursuing and prosecuting all those who have participated and assisted Pakistan in Bangladesh's War of Liberation.

    Recently, we had Vijay Diwas to commemorate the Liberation of Bangladesh. There were Bangladesh Army officers, serving and retired and those who fought side by side with the Indian Army. It appeared from talking to them that they were happy with the way the current govt is functioning and that the razaakars and their assistants of Bengali origin should be taken to task and fast!

    Maybe this will help:

    20 ULFA militants arrested in fresh Dhaka crackdown
    Crackdown on ULFA in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh 'hands rebels over to India'
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11416110
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Here is the latest on the issue of ULFA and how Bangladesh is assisting India:

     
  11. neo29

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    Ok ... so what is India going to do about it ?? Our politicians dont have the stomach to conduct black ops to eliminate elements supporting internal terrorist groups.
     

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