Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Saudi diplomat murder mystery exposed

Sensational information regarding Khalaf bin Mohammed Salem al-Ali [45], the diplomat with the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, who was gunned down by unidentified miscreants during late hours of March 5, 2012 in the capital city of Bangladesh, has reached Weekly Blitz investigative journalists. It may be mentioned here that, shortly after midnight, Khalaf bin Mohammed Salem al-Ali was found 30 metres from his home in Dhaka's diplomatic enclave named Gulshan.

He had bullet wounds to his chest and was taken to a hospital. A security guard at his home, told reporter al-Ali used to roam around by a bicycle at night but he went outside on foot on the night he was murdered. Two other security guards near the crime scene told reporters they heard one gunshot and found al-Ali lying on the street, while one of the security guards saw a white-color car speedily fleeing the spot right after the gun shot were heard. Crime experts in Dhaka have opined that the murder might have been committed by any professional killer. Investigators said there was no blood stain at the place where dead body of the diplomat was found.

It is apprehended by them that the diplomat might have been killed at another place and later his dead body might have been thrown near to his residence. However, Bangladeshi police confirmed that the murder was "pre-planned" and professional killers were used in it. This is the first time in the history of Bangladesh that a diplomat has been murdered in the capital city. It may be mentioned here that last year, the US government accused Iranian agents of being part of a foiled plot to kill Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the US, and Israel has accused Iran of attacks or attempted attacks on its diplomats in India, Thailand and Georgia this year. Iran has denied all of the accusations. In May 2011, gunmen in Karachi, Pakistan, killed a Saudi diplomat. Iranian embassy in Dhaka is also suspected for the murder of Khalaf bin Mohammed Salem al-Ali, as it had already been accused a number of times for killing Saudi diplomats as well as attacking diplomats from Israel, Saudi Arabia and other nations.

Following the murder of the Saudi diplomat in Bangladesh, there is now apprehension of beginning of a real crisis centering two million Bangladeshi workers in Saudi Arabia, if there was no real result in the investigation into this heinous murder case. It may be mentioned here that, Bangladeshi authorities failed to identify the killers when a journalist couple were slaughtered in Dhaka few weeks back. Though the home minister initially promised to unearth the mystery and nab the culprits within 48 hours, members of the law enforcing agencies completely failed in showing any sign of progress in this regard. It is feared by many that if the same thing will happen centering murder of the Saudi diplomat in Dhaka, it will welcome a dire consequence for the nation, if the Saudi authorities will become offended and annoyed and expel all the two million plus Bangladeshi workers from that country.

While a eight-member probe team from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is already Bangladesh to investigate the murder of Khalaf bin Mohammed Salem al-Ali, there is exploding scoop on the untold facts of this tragic and brutal murder, which lately came to Weekly Blitz from a number of sources. According to the information, the Saudi diplomat Khalaf bin Mohammed Salem al-Ali was regularly meeting various leaders of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami as well as some of the front ranking leaders of Bangladesh Nationalist Party during late hours of the days secretly, which came into the attention of a sensitive intelligence agency of the country. It was apprehended by that intelligence agency Khalaf bin Mohammed Salem al-Ali was "extending assistance to Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami" in particular in helping it from overcoming the crisis situation of elimination from Bangladeshi politics. It may be mentioned here that, Bangladesh Awami League led government is actively considering banning Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, which may happen anytime.

According to the scoop, the intelligence agency of a neighboring country trained at least 75 nefarious armed cadres of the ruling party during October 2009 to June 2010. Since their return to Bangladesh, these cadres are provided "safe shelter" inside a couple of houses in Dhaka, which are located within the diplomatic enclaves. They go out with "operation mission" during dark hours and return to the safe shelters on completions of such mission, which includes abduction as well as secret killing. On the night of the murder of Khalaf bin Mohammed Salem al-Ali, the Saudi diplomat was stopped on road when he came out from the residence of a Jamaat-e-Islami leader by few members of the killing squad. He was pulled inside a car and taken inside one of the safe shelters, where he was murdered. Later the killers re-loaded Khalaf bin Mohammed Salem al-Ali's dead body and dumped it near his residence and fled the spot. It may be mentioned here that, even Bangladeshi investigators expressed surprise seeing no blood stain within the spot, where the Saudi diplomat's dead body was recovered. Few of them though already told media that the murder might have been taken place at a different place and the dead body dumped on the roadside, such statements were reportedly stopped at the instruction of the same sensitive intelligence agency. But the Saudi authorities have also become curious to identify the reason of seeing no blood stain, where the dead body of their diplomat was dumped.

The source said the trained cadres of the ruling party are taking part in regular mission of abduction and secret killing, which already has resulted in alarming rise in such incidents in the recent days. It said, the Saudi investigation team, comprising highly skilled professionals will seek assistance from Bangladeshi as well as international investigation and forensic experts in unearthing this mystery behind murder of their diplomat. If during this investigation, the topic of scoop turns true, there will be very stern action by the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which will put the future of two plus