Trial of graft case against PK Halder begins23 September 2022
Court Correspondent :
The Special Judge Court-10 of Dhaka yesterday began the trial of a case filed against former Managing Director of NRB Global Bank Proshanta Kumar Halder, known as PK Halder, and 13 others about laundering Tk 80 crore to Canada and amassing about Tk 426 crore illegally.
In the case, PK Halder and nine others were shown fugitives and trial was going on in their absence.
Four accused- PK Halder's lawyer Sukumar Mridha, daughter
Anindita Mridha, accomplice Abantika Baral and cousin Shankha Bepari were arrested in connection with the case and they are now behind the bar. Judge Mohammad Nazrul Islam of the court recorded statement of Mamunur Rashid Chowdhury, a Deputy Director of Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) and also the complainant of the case.
Recording his statement, the court fixed October 13 for cross-examining the complainant as the defense sought time. On September 8, the same court framed charges against PK Halder and 13 others in the case.
The nine other absconding accused are Halder's mother Lilabati Halder and brother Pritish Kumar Halder; and accomplices Purnima Rani Halder, Amitav Adhikari, Rajib Som, Subrata Das, Ananga Mohon Roy, Uttam Kumar Mistri and Swapan Kumar Mistri.
Among the arrestees, earlier, Sukumar, Shankha and Anindita made confessional statements in the respective courts. PK Halder was arrested in Ashoknagar of West Bengal in India on May 14 on charges of money laundering.
Anti-Corruption Commission filed the case on January 8, 2020 against PK Halder for allegedly acquiring illegal assets worth around Tk 275 crore.