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‘Move on to bring back PK Halder’

‘Move on to bring back PK Halder’

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The police are communicating with the Indian National Central Bureau (NCB) to bring back Prashant Kumar alias PK Halder, a former managing director of NRB Global Bank.

"As part of our cooperation with the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), we are communicating with the Indian National Central Bureau (NCB) to bring back Prashant Kumar alias PK Halder," said Inspector General of Police (IGP) Benazir Ahmed.

PK Halder fled abroad after laundering money amounting to Tk 3,500 crore.

Benazir said this while speaking to reporters after visiting police constable Johnny at Al Manar Hospital in the capital's Mohammadpur area on Monday.

On May 14, PK Haldar was arrested in the Indian state of West Bengal by the country's economic intelligence agency.

Last week, Haldar was put on a 10-day fresh remand in the custody of India's financial intelligence agency.

He has been accused of illegally entering and residing in India, anonymously purchasing property, and laundering money from Bangladesh to India.

Halder had fled Bangladesh after the country's Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) charged him with laundering money and amassing illegal wealth.

On March 27, a Dhaka court issued an arrest warrant against Haldar and nine others in a case filed by the ACC on charges of money laundering.

The ACC on January 8, 2020, filed a case against Halder for amassing illegal wealth of around Tk 275 crore and laundering the money abroad.

According to the case sources, PK Haldar embezzled Tk3,500 crore from four financial institutions in the country in the names of various companies. The four financial institutions are: International Leasing and Financial Services, People's Leasing and Financial Services, FAS Finance and Investment Limited and Bangladesh Industrial Finance Company (BIFC).