Sunday, March 1, 2009

Pakistan Connection to Bangladesh Mutiny?

There are strong suspicions now that Pakistans' spy service, ISI, may have played a support role in last week's bloody rebellion in Bangladesh by the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR). ISI is also suspected of playing a role in the Mumbai massacres in India last November. Two important reports: The Telegraph UK reports: The Times of India quoted sources close to the investigation claiming arrested mutineers had named a senior a Bangladeshi businessman and politician believed to have close links with Pakistan's intelligence service. It was also reported that confession statements suggested the mutineers had received around £100,000 to bankroll their revolt. Full Report from The Telegraph UK... A report from 123 Breaking News makes a very strong case for the Pakistani connection (emphasis added): The preliminary interrogation of some of the rebels has thrown up the name of Salauddin Qadeer Chowdhury, a well-known shipping magnate and reportedly very close to the Pakistan military-intelligence complex and the opposition BNP. According to sources monitoring the situation, about one crore taka has already changed hands to help the mutiny along. Chowdhury, a close associate of opposition BNP leader Begum Khaleda Zia, was closely connected to the Chittagong arms drop case of April 2004 - the arms were apparently intended for ULFA. The ships were caught carrying the arms. Salauddin Chowdhury, belonging to an old Chittagong family, has been close to Pakistan for decades. Full Report from 123 Breaking News... MUST-READ: 1,000 Murderers Hunted in Bangladesh - Chicago News Bench 'We have never raised the temperature with Pakistan' - Business Standard ISI behind BDR mutiny? - Chandigarh Tribune The BDR killings and some hard questions - The Daily Star Bangladesh a Nation under blended conspiracy - Bangladeshi Hindu Pakistan Links with BD Mutiny - Sania Mirza Chicago News Bench RSS Feed Cool Stuff...