74 Bangla terrorists have shares in Indian markets

NEW DELHI, Sept 28 – Close on the heels of the reports of ULFA commander-in-chief, Paresh Barua investing huge sums in the neighbouring country, there are reports of over 74 notorious terror kingpins from Bangladesh currently in hiding here, investing millions of dollars in Indian stock markets.

In the season of allegations and counter-allegations, fresh reports suggest that Bangladeshi criminals and terror kingpins have made huge investments especially in West Bengal. These wanted criminals have allegedly bought properties in metros like Kolkata, besides investing in Kolkata and Mumbai stock exchanges.

Bangladesh media reports quoting intelligence sources for instance alleged that absconding criminal Rafiqul Islam Kajol and his close associates have bought shares of Apollo Tyres, Asian Paints, Bharti Airtel, Colgate Palmolive, Dabur India, Hindustan Unilever, ITC, Maruti-Suzuki, Oriental Bank, Reliance Power and Siemens among others.

The total amount of investment made by this terror syndicate in purchasing shares of companies listed with Bombay Stock Exchange and most of the amounts of investment were transferred to India using the name of an expatriate Indian named Mishra, who currently lives in Hong Kong.

Another terror suspect Mollah Masud has allegedly bought large areas of agricultural and horticultural land in West Bengal.

Absconding Bangladeshi terrorist Prokash Kumar Bishwas, also is hiding in India for over two decades has reportedly invested Rs 64 million in shares of companies registered with Kolkata Stock Exchange, it was alleged.

The report names a number of individuals, all wanted criminals who have made huge investments in properties and business ventures in India.

Reports of Paresh Barua’s investments in business ventures in Bangladesh have led to sharp reactions in the country and the National Security Intelligence (NSI) is reportedly looking into the media reports, which also revived old corporate rivalry among three business conglomerates.