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IT firm involved in terror financing busted

  • Published at 10:33 am September 23rd, 2017
  • Last updated at 12:53 am September 24th, 2017
IT firm involved in terror financing busted
Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) detained 11 people from Dhaka, Khulna and Rajshahi on Friday for financing terrorist activities through an IT firm with a large global network. In a simultaneous drive, the Spanish police arrested Ataul Haque Shobuj, the chairman of ISYNCTEL for alleged involvement in militancy and running a front for a terror financing network after being alerted by RAB. Director of RAB (legal and media wing) Mufti Mahmud Khan said Sobuj was arrested after the respective intelligence agencies were in contact, with the permission of the prime minister. RAB on Friday detained Balal Uddin, 20, Al Amin, 23, Faysal, 37, Moin khan, 33, Amjad Hossain, 34, Md Nahid, 30, Tajul Islam Shakil, 27, Md Jahid Ullah, 29, Al Mamun, 20, Al Amin, 23, and Toli Nath, 40. During a press briefing, RAB’s media director said: “They were part of a terror financing network that has been operating since 2005 through iBacs which was closed down by the UK and Bangladesh authorities in 2015. “The chairman of iBacs, Saiful Haque Sujan was killed in an air strike in Syria in 2015. That is when we closed down iBacs on suspicions of their militant financing and his brother Ataul Haque Shobuj renamed the company WAHMI in Bangladesh and ISYNCTEL in Spain and resumed their operations.” The chairman of iBacs, Saiful Haque Sujan was a Bangladeshi-born senior leader of Islamic state (IS). RAB’s Mufti Mahmud Khan said, two of the detained Nahid, 30 and Tajul Islam Shakil, 27 were both previously arrested. Nahid was caught trying to ferry Tk40 lakh to the Gulshan Attack mastermind  Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury through another militant  Basharuzzaman alias Chocolate. Sujan had sent the Tk40 lakh from Syria to his father Abul Hasnat. A case was filed against seven people under the Anti-Terrorism Act and Money Laundering Act. Five of them were arrested including  Hasnat who passed away in prison.
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