ACC summons 14 aides of PK Halder

Staff Correspondent

5 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has summoned 14 associates of former NRB Global Bank Managing Director Proshanta Kumar Halder alias PK Halder for interrogation over embezzlement and laundering of thousands of crores of taka. 

The anti-graft body sent separate letters on Thursday signed by its Deputy Director Gulshan Anowar Prodhan asking the 14 people to appear at the commission’s Segunbagicha headquarters in the capital, ACC sources said.

ACC asked the proprietor of RB Enterprise Ratan Kumar Biswas, Managing Director of Earthscope Proshanto Deuri, Director of Earthscope Mostafizur Rahman, Chairman of Nuetrical Swapan Kumar Mistri, Chairman of Wakama Subroto Das, Director of Wakama Suvra Rani Ghosh and Director of Wakama Tofazzal Hossain to appear on February 10.

ACC also asked the managing director of Kolasin Uttam Kumar Mistri, chairman of Kolasin Atoshi Mridha, managing director of Hal International Susmita Saha, proprietor of G&G Enterprise Gopal Chandra Ganguly, managing director of Drinan Apparels Mohammad Abu Rajib Maruf, proprietor of Konika Enterprise Ram Proshad Roy and proprietor of Emacro Imam Hossain to appear on February 11.

ACC official said these people abetted PK Halder to embezzle and laundered thousands of crore taka from International Leasing and Financial Services Ltd (ILFSL).

ACC on January 25 filed five cases against 33 persons including PK Halder for laundering over Tk 350 crore of ILFSL.

Earlier, on January 8 last year, the anti-graft watchdog also filed a case against PK Halder on charges of amassing about Tk 2.75 billion beyond his known source of income.

PK Halder, who is now in Canada, allegedly laundered around Tk 100 billion from four non-banking financial institutions (NBFIs) abroad.