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Next hearing on PK Halder case Aug 10 in India

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 16 July, 2022 12:00 AM
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The next hearing in the case of PK Halder and his five accomplices, who fled Bangladesh after embezzling Tk35 billion, will be held in India on August 10.

PK Halder and his associates were presented before Court-3 of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), India’s central intelligence agency, at around 12:00 pm on Friday. The court then fixed the date of the next hearing.

They were presented at the court as it has been two months since the arrest of PK Halder and his five associates.

Haldar and his associates were booked under Sections 2 and 3 of the

Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002, for laundering money. But the content of the charge sheet is still not very clear.

The case is now expected to drag on for a long time, and it is unclear when Haldar or his associates will be formally extradited to Bangladesh.

PK Halder and his associates have been booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED), India’s financial corruption investigation agency, arrested PK Halder from West Bengal’s North Chabbish Pargana.

They also arrested five associates of PK Halder. Before the arrest, the ED found many assets, including PK Halder's luxury house in different parts of the state.

On June 7, the ED told the court that they had found 88 bank accounts of PK Haldar and his associates in various parts of India, including West Bengal.

The ED also told the court that PK Halder and his associates received assets worth Rs 3 billion.