Seize PK Halder’s 7,080 decimals of land: Court

Staff Correspondent

26 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

A Dhaka court on Thursday ordered the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to seize 7,080 decimal lands of NRB Bank’s former Managing Director Proshanta Kumar Halder alias PK Halder in a money laundering case.

Judge KM Emrul Kayesh of the Dhaka Senior Special Judges Court passed the order after ACC Deputy Director Mohammad Salahuddin, also the investigation officer of the case, submitted an application.

According to the ACC sources, the 7,080 decimals lands of PK Halder are located in Narsingdi, Narayanganj and Dhaka’s Uttara, Diabari, and Green road area.

Confirming about this, ACC Deputy Director Mohammad Salauddin told the Daily Sun that the court also ordered to seize a 10-story building located in the capital’s Uttara area.

Earlier in December last year, the court also ordered to confiscate two flats and six acres of immovable properties of PK Halder in connection with the case following a petition submitted by ACC.

On January 8, last year, the anti-graft body filed a case against PK Halder on charges of illegally amassing wealth worth Tk 2.75 billion and money laundering.

On January 25, this year, the ACC also filed five more cases against 33 people including PK Halder on charges of embezzling around Tk 3.51 billion of International Leasing and Financial Services Limited (ILFS).

According to ACC, PK Halder, also former managing director of the People’s Leasing and Financial Services, is facing allegations of embezzling around Tk100 billion, which he took as loans from different financial institutions in the name of companies owned by him and his family members.

PK Halder fled to Canada amid allegation of embezzling money from ILFSL early last year. The ACC has already arrested few accomplices of PK Halder including Sukumar Mridha, his daughter Anindita Mridha, Abontika Boral and Shankha Bepari in connection with the corruption.