10 more cases against PK Haldar

10 March 2021

Noman Mosharef :
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has approved 10 more cases against Prashant Kumar Haldar alias PK Haldar, former Managing Director (MD) of NRB Global Bank and Reliance Finance Limited, and 36 others of his associates for money laundering.
The case was approved by the commission on Tuesday. Confirming the matter ACC's public relations office sources said that the investigation officer and deputy director Gulshan Anwar would file the cases as the main plaintiff.
Besides, ACC also sent a letter to immigration authority seeking travel ban on PK Haldar's close aide captain Mayazzam and 45 others.
Furthermore, the anti-graft watchdog also asked 33 people to submit their wealth statement to trace the money laundering trail of PK Haldar.
In a recent development, the investigators have found involvement of Halder, and 39 others in laundering another Tk 800 crore. The fund was taken as loan from the non-bank financial institution (NBFI).
Apart from misappropriating Tk 2,500 crore from ILFSL, Halder and his accomplices face allegations of laundering about Tk 2,200 crore from FAS Finance, Tk 3,000 crore from Peoples' Leasing and Tk 2,500 crore from Reliance Finance between 2009 and 2019.
Chairman of People's Leasing Uzzal Kumar Nandi has recently in a confessional statement described how Halder had played tricks and put his men at the helm of the four NBFIs and misappropriated the funds.
Halder took loans from the financial institutions against at least two dozen non-existent companies created by him. In some cases, he used part of the funds to repay instalments of loans taken against his several fictitious firms.
In his statement to a metropolitan magistrate of Dhaka on February 15, Uzzal said Halder bought Radisson Blue Hotel in Cox's Bazar from one Abdul Alim Chowdhury at Tk 127 crore.
ACC Secretary Dr. Md. Anwar Hossain Howlader said they will get 10 years sentence if the allegation proved at the court. There have remained financial fines also.
  ACC Secretary further said, their wealth would have been confiscated after prove of their illegal gain in court.
Halder is believed to be in Canada.

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