Arrest warrant against 19 people including PK Halder

The court has issued arrest warrant against 19 people including former managing director (MD) Prashant Kumar (PK) Halder of NRB Global Bank and Reliance Finance.

On Monday (June 10), Dhaka’s Metropolitan Sessions Judge and Senior Special Judge As-Samch Jaglul Hossain issued the arrest warrant after taking into account the charge sheet.

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Special PP Mahmud Hossain Jahangir confirmed the matter.

Charges under Section 409, 420 of the Penal Code and Section 5 (2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act and Section 4 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act have been taken into account against the accused.

It is said in the complaint of the case, the defendants in connivance with each other misused power and criminal breach of trust and embezzled 70 crore 82 lakh rupees in the name of non-existent company Anon Chemical Limited. Later he laundered the money in various ways by concealing the location by transferring and converting it as multiple companies and individuals.

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Investigation Officer Gulshan Anwar Pradhan filed a charge sheet against 23 people including PK Halder in the court on April 29. Earlier, on 24 January 2021, a case was filed against PK Halder and others at the ACC head office.

The other accused are Amitabh Adhikari, Pritish Kumar Halder, Ujjal Kumar Nandi, Poornima Rani Halder, Rajiv Som, Ratan Kumar Biswas, Omar Sharif, Nurul Alam, Nasim Anwar, Nuruzzaman, MA Hashem, Mohammad Abul Hashem, Zahirul Alam, Anwarul Kabir. , Nowsherul Islam, Basudev Banerjee, Rashedul Haque, Syed Abed Hasan, Nahida Runai, Al Mamun Sohag, Rafsan Riad Chowdhury and Rafiqul Islam Khan.

Among them former Managing Director (MD) of International Leasing and Financial Services Rashedul Haque, Acting Managing Director (MD) Syed Abed Hasan and Manager Rafsan Riad Chowdhury are in jail. On this day they were produced in court. 19 people including PK Halder are absconding in this case.

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Between 2020 and 2022, the Anti-Corruption Commission registered 52 cases against PK Halder and 85 of his associates for embezzlement and money laundering.

In 2023, money launderer Prashant Kumar Halder alias PK Halder was sentenced to 22 years by the court of Dhaka. On June 14, 2022, PK Halder along with his four associates were arrested from West Bengal, India by the country’s central agency, the Enforcement Directorate (ED), which investigates financial scams. Presently PK Halder is staying in India.