Tk 87.60cr Graft Case

Another ‘girl friend’ of PK Halder held

Staff Correspondent

23 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Monday arrested Shuvra Rani Ghosh, an alleged girl friend of NRB Global Bank former Managing Director Proshanta Kumar Halder, in a case filed on charges of embezzling and laundering Tk 87.60 crore.  

A team of the anti-graft body led by its Deputy Director Gulshan Anwar Prodhan arrested Shuvra, also director of Wakama International Limited, from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital.      

Hours after her arrest, a Dhaka court placed Shuvra on a five-day remand for interrogation in connection with the corruption case.

Dhaka metropolitan senior special Judge KM Emrul Kayesh passed the order after ACC produced her before the court seeking the five-day remand in the case. 

Earlier on Sunday, ACC filed a case against several people including Shuvra Rani on charges of embezzling Tk 87.60 crore from International Leasing and Finance Service Limited (ILFSL) in the name of the ghost company ‘Wakama International Ltd’.

PK Halder, who allegedly laundered over Tk100 billion from four non-banking financial institutions (NBFIs) abroad, fled the country after allegedly embezzling and laundering Tk11,000 crore.

A number of cases were filed against PK Halder, also former director of ILFSL, and his associates on charges of embezzlement and money laundering.