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ACC approves charge sheet against PK Halder

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 11 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Wednesday approved the charge sheet in a case filed against Proshanta Kumar Halder alias PK Halder and 13 of his associates on charges of amassing illegal assets and money laundering.

The anti-graft body approved the charge sheet from its regular meeting held at the commission’s Segunbagicha headquarters in the capital, said ACC spokesperson M Arif Sadiq. 

Earlier, the commission’s Deputy Director Salauddin submitted a probe report to the commission against the 14 accused. The other accused are Halder’s mother Lilabati Halder, Avantika Baral, Shankha Bepari, Sukumar Mridha, Anindita Mridha, Purnima Rani Halder, Uttam Kumar Mistry, Amitabh Adhikari, Pritish Kumar Halder, Rajib Same, Subrata Das, Ananga Mahen Roy and Swapan Kumar Mistry.

According to the ACC findings, PK Halder was involved in embezzlement of Tk426 crore and bank transactions amounting to Tk6,080 crore through STR, LCTR and EFTR to several banks and laundering Tk1.17 crore to Canada.

On January 8, 2020, the ACC filed the case against the accused with its integrated district office in Dhaka-1. 

On October 22, 2019, the ACC issued a travel ban on Halder, one of the most infamous loan scammers of Bangladesh, but he managed to flee the country through the Benapole land port.

Currently, Halder is living in Canada. The commission is trying to bring him back in the country for trial.