ACC approves 10 more cases against PK Halder

Staff Correspondent

10 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

ACC approves 10 more cases against PK Halder

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Tuesday approved 10 more cases against former Managing Director of now-defunct NRB Global Bank Proshanta Kumar Halder and his 36 accomplices on charges of embezzling Tk 8,00 crore.

The anti-graft body also issued a travel ban on 45 accomplishes of PK Halder while it also gave approval to issue notice seeking wealth statements of 33 accomplices of PK Halder

ACC Secretary M Anwar Hossain Hawlader came up with the information while talking to journalists on Tuesday afternoon at the commission’s headquarters in the capital.

He said, “The commission approved 10 more cases to file against PK Halder and 37 others for embezzling Tk 800 crore.”

ACC deputy Director Gulshan Anwar Pradhan will file the 10 cases soon.

About the allegation of the 10 cases, ACC Secretary said “The loan was given to the owners of 10 paper based companies without any mortgage and verification. About Tk 800 crore has been embezzled from International Leasing and Financial Services Limited (ILFSL) in the name of fake loans.”        

The cases will be filed against 37 people including PK Halder, ILFSL chairman MA Hasham, Managing Director (MD) Md Rashedul Haque, and its directors Nurul Alam, Nowsherul Islam, Nasim Anwar, Nuruzzman, Abul Hashem and Jahidurl Alam.

The others accused include Kazi Momrej Mahmud, Mohammad Abu Rajib Maruf, Imam Hossain, Uttam Kumar Mistri, Sukumar Saha, Anindita Saha, Prashanto Dewri, Mira Dewri, Subrata Das, Ratan Kumar Biswas, Papia Benerjee and Bashudev Benerjee.

On January 25, the ACC filed five cases against 33 people including PK Halder on charges of embezzling about Tk 351 crore of International Leasing and Financial Services Limited (ILFS).

According to ACC officials, PK Halder is facing allegations of embezzling around Tk 10,000 crore, which he took out 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 on early of last year.

In January, last year, ACC also filed a case against PK Halder on charges of amassing and laundering Tk 275 crore.