Lieutenant General Harun Ur Rashid, the ex chief of Bangladesh Army is a big name in the political circle in the country for his role as the convener of Sector Commander's Forum [SCF], which is battling for trying selected number of war criminals in Bangladesh. The organization was formed under the patronization of the military controlled dictatorial interim regime in 2007, when few military officers snatched power from President Iazuddin Ahmed and planted its own people into country's administration. According to political analysts, the happenings of January 11, 2007 was nothing but a blood-less military coup, which was led by extremely greedy army chief General Moeen U Ahmed, who was dreaming of sabotaging country's democratic institutions. At that time, Gen. Moeen picked up few of the retired army officers and provided silent patronization to them in establishing various types of organizations as well as political parties, which were all goaled at ultimately removing country's mainstream political parties and organizations.
Demand for trying the war criminals were actually pioneered in Bangladesh many years back under the courageous leadership of Jahanara Imam and eminent writer Shahriar Kabir, under the banner of an organization named 'Ghatak-Dalal Nirmul Committee' [GDNC]. General Moeen U Ahmed stole this concept visibly from GDNC and funded formation of Sector Commander's Forum with General Harun Ur Rashid as its convener, though Gen. Harun was never a sector commander during the war of liberation of Bangladesh. Gen. Moeen wanted to snatch the important agenda of GDNC and place it actually with some ex army officers under the banner of SCF. None of the veteran civilian freedom fighters and sector commanders of the war of liberation are put into important positions in SCF, which certainly show that the key reason behind formation of this new front by the army junta was actually to pull down the GDNC, which is led by large number of freedom fighters, most of whom belong to secularist groups. Since formation of the SCF, the organization enjoyed fullest patronization and support of the military controlled dictatorial regime and in months it came at the forefront of many organizations, which were already demanding trial of the war criminals and the collaborators.
Much ahead of General Harun being made the convener of the Sector Commander's Forum, he was already associated with a fraudulent multilevel marketing company in Bangladesh, where not only he holds the top-most position, but also is one of the share-holders of the most notorious and fraudulent enterprise of the fraud conglomerate, which collected at least 50 thousand crore Taka from innocent people by selling fictitious trees in their so-called plantation project. Though Gen. Harun is fully aware of the fraudulent nature of this project, he enthusiastically joined hands with the fraudulent MLM Company, Destiny 2000 Limited, Destiny Tree Plantation Limited and other fake enterprises of the largest MLM Company in Bangladesh. People concerned feel that by joining hands with such fraudulent enterprise, Gen. Harun certainly has lost his credibility of being an honest individual.
The mastermind of Destiny 2000 Limited, Destiny Tree Plantation Limited and other fake enterprises of the largest MLM Company, Mohammad Rafiqul Amin wanted to place someone with sound professional background in the post of the chairman of this fraud conglomerate, thinking such recruitment would make "positive image" of such enterprises in the eyes of the public, which was very important for him in cheating people with his own-styled fictitious and fraudulent projects. Mohammad Rafiqul Amin's idea was not wrong! He has been able of turning Destiny 2000 Limited, Destiny Tree Plantation Limited and other fake enterprises of the largest MLM Company, from a small enterprise into a huge MLM Company just within the span of 5 odd years thus cheating at least 4 million small investors. Economic experts believe the "Destiny Scam" will become the biggest headache for the government in near future, as it is easily anticipated that promoters of this fraudulent company will flee the country any time. It is learnt from numerous sources that major segment of the fund of Destiny 2000 Limited, Destiny Tree Plantation Limited and other fake enterprises of the largest MLM Company has already bee trafficked illegally to a number of countries. Mastermind of Destiny 2000 Limited, Mohammad Rafiqul Amin and members of his family are citizens of Canada while most of the members of the board of directors of this fraudulent company have already obtaining immigrant status or citizenship in a number of nations.
Meanwhile when Bangladesh Bank, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Social Welfare and Anti Corruption Commission are investigating series of irregularities of Destiny 2000 Limited, Destiny Tree Plantation Limited and other fake enterprises of the largest MLM Company, the chairman of this fraudulent enterprise, Gen. Harun Ur Rashid is trying to use the Sector Commander's Forum as the lobbyist of this fictitious MLM company with the goal of salvaging Mohammad Rafiqul Amin and his gang from falling into public wrath. He has paid huge amount of donation to a number of organizations in Bangladesh including Muktijuddho Jadughar, Autistic Foundation etc. The ex chief of Bangladesh Army has also sent one of their representatives to London, few weeks back, to handover a significant amount of fund to an important figure there.
Seeking anonymity, a retired General of Bangladesh Army told Weekly Blitz that, by associating with a fraudulent MLM company for mere financial benefit, Gen. Harun has visibly put the excellent image of Bangladesh Armed Forces into stake. He is continuing to influence junior officers in army, Rapid Action Battalion as well as intelligence agencies with the ulterior motive of stopping any investigation or legal actions against Destiny 2000 Limited, Destiny Tree Plantation Limited and other fake enterprises of the largest MLM Company.
"An abettor of crime is also a criminal. In this case Gen. Harun surely is now actively involved into criminal and fraudulent activities of Mohammad Rafiqul Amin and his Destiny 2000 Limited, Destiny Tree Plantation Limited and other fake enterprises of the largest MLM Company. Army administration as well as intelligence agencies within need to take immediate measures to make sure that this ex chief of army is stopped from influencing his junior officers or brother officers in Bangladesh Army", it said.