The man who is blamed for forging the statement of six US Congressmen along with their signatures was previously arrested 27 times in 9 years in United States for fraud.
Last week, a statement incriminating six US
Congressmen on the current political crisis in Bangladesh caused ripple
in the political circle has been discovered to be faked by Jahid F
Sardar Saadi, an US based Adviser of BNP chief Khaleda Zia and an aide
of BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman, now in self-exile in London.
fraudulent statement claimed the US Congressmen had called for dialogue
between the Awami League and the BNP in the spate of political
An official statement issued on January 8 from the House
Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Royce and Ranking Member Engel on
issuance of fraudulent press statement on Bangladesh claims that the
press reports in Bangladeshi media outlets dated January 7 regarding the
political situation in Bangladesh is based upon a fraudulent statement.
'Special Adviser and International Envoy' has changed his colours each
time he was arrested and also changed addresses in America.
adviser, a "controversial person" is a person who swindles another by
means of a confidence trick, claimed former BNP's US chapter president
Abdul Latif Samrat.
He broke all previous records of being arrested
for fraud by any immigrants who came from Bangladesh, said the US based
Saadi was accused of bank fraudulence for 27 cases filed against him in Florida and Arizona states and pleaded guilty.
accused adopted several names for committing the bank frauds. Sometimes
he was Sardar Jahid Faruque, sometimes Sardar Faruque, sometimes S
Faruque or F Faruque, sometimes Faruque Sardar and other assumed names,
according to US District Court case documents.
He had mentioned different home addresses in Miami, Florida and Jacksonville, Arizona and date of birth for committing fraud.
Many Bangladeshi immigrants have been swindled by his marvelous tricks of salesmanship and upbeat PR.
shocked many BNP leaders and activists when they learned that Jahid F
Sardar Saadi has been appointed 'Special Adviser and International
Envoy' to BNP chief Khaleda Zia. An appointment letter was issued on
November 17, 2013 by BNP acting General Secretary Mirza Fakrul Islam
The BNP activists claimed that Saadi was never seen in any
political event in the US. His socialising and activities was
mysterious, which raised questions among the pro-BNP leaders and
They have expressed their surprise how could a nondescript person be appointed for a sensitive and equally responsible job.
pro-BNP activists living in North America were shocked to see a
portrait of a person, who has been accused for scores of bank frauds in
the New York based Bangla press.
He boast of having access to Khaleda
and his son Tarique Rahman and claim to take guidance from them only,
which angered the BNP leaders from East to West coast. Saadi is son of a
senior bureaucrat Sardar Ajhar Ali, who hails from Barisal. He went to
America and sought political asylum status in 1998.
application for refugee status, he claimed that he was bom in a
conservative Muslim family and converted to Christian faith. If he
returns home (Bangladesh) he would be lynched publicly and could be
killed, he described in the application. He urged the authority for his
safety and security he should be granted to stay in US permanently. The
immigration court gave a verdict in favour of Saadi to stay in US.
Saadi and a BNP leader Sarafat Hossain Babu met Nisha Desai Biswal,
Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs on eve
of her visit to Nepal and Bangladesh in November last.
visible only when a visitor arrives from England and Europe who have
been recommended for providing local hospitality by Tarique Rahman.
and other issues of his attitude has cause frustration among the
supporters of BNP in America and still wonders how could Saadi be a
representative of three times prime minister and also leader of the
opposition Khaleda Zia.