India should be thanked for arresting PK Halder : HC

Staff Reporter :
The High Court on Monday expressed its satisfaction at the arrest of Proshanta Kumar Halder, known as PK Halder, who laundered a huge amount of money abroad. It also said that the Indian government should be thanked for the arrest.
The High Court Bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Kazi Md Ejarul Haque Akondo passed the observation when Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik, a concerned state counsel of this HC Bench, informed the court about the arrest of PK Halder in India.
The state council also prayed to the HC Bench to hold hearing on the rule issued by the court about one and half years ago as a Suo Moto (voluntary) move over the government steps to bring back PK Halder to the country and to arrest him.
Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan was also present in the court during the hearing.
After hearing the parties, the court said that the rule will come in the Tuesday’s cause-list of the court for hearing.
Later, AKM Amin Uddin said, “The High Court earlier issued a rule over the government steps to bring back PK Halder to the country and to arrest him. We came to know through media PK Halder has been arrested in India. We brought the issue to the attention of the court and prayed to hold hearing on the rule.”
He further said, “Then the court said our message is clear. We are in zero tolerance position against corruption and money laundering. No one will be spared, no matter who he is. We are serious about it.”
The court said that the rule will come in the Tuesday’ cause-list of the court for hearing, added the state counsel.
Following a newspaper report the High Court bench headed by Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder on November 19 in 2020 issued the Suo Moto rule asking the respondents to explain in 10 days as to why they should not be directed to take proper initiatives bring back PK Halder and to arrest him.