Militant financer held with Tk 2cr in Habiganj


DHAKA, Aug 8, 2017 (BSS) – Criminal Investigation Department (CID)
arrested a militant financer along with Taka 2 crore from Habiganj district last night.

“A squad of organized crime unit of CID arrested Mostak Khan, 26, from his residence at Habiganj Sadar on Monday night and recovered Taka 2 crore from his possession,” special police super of CID Molla Nazrul Islam told a press briefing held at CID office here.

The seized money is believed to be used in militancy, he also said.

CID in its preliminary investigation found that Mostak was wanted in five criminals cases filed under Anti-Terrorism Act and Explosive Substances Act from 2014 to 2016 and several money laundering cases.

A fresh case of money laundering was lodged against Mustak, the CID
official said adding that they will produce him before the court with a prayer for 10 days remand for interrogation.

The arrestee is used to collect money from different organizations in Turkey and around Taka 1.86 crore had been sent to different bank accounts of Mostak in Bangladesh from Turkey from June to December in 2014 and he invested the money to different anti-state organizations.

Mostak also sent money to militants abroad from Bangladesh.