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Verdict in graft case against PK Halder, 13 others on October 8

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Update : Wednesday, October 4, 2023

A Dhaka court today fixed October 8 for delivering verdict against 14 including former managing director of NRB Global Bank Proshanta Kumar (PK) Halder in a case lodged for allegedly amassing illegal wealth and laundering money abroad. “After holding hearing in this regard today, Judge Mohammad Nazrul Islam of Dhaka Special Judge Court-10 fixed the date,” ACC’s Public Prosecutor Mir Ahmed Salam told BSS. Apart from Halder, the other 13 accused in the case are– Lilabati Halder, Purnima Rani Halder, Uttam Kumar Mistry, Amitabh Adhikari, Pritish Kumar Halder, Rajib Som, Subrata Das, Ananga Mohan Roy, Swapan Kumar Mistry, Avantika Baral, Shankha Bepari, Sukumar Mridha and Anindita Mridha. Halder, along with five others, were detained in Ashoknagar of the Indian State of West Bengal in the morning of May 14, 2022. According to the case, Halder and his other associates have embezzled thousands of crores of Bangladeshi Taka and siphoned off to India and other countries. On March 1, 2021, PK Halder fled Bangladesh through Jashore’s Benapole land port. In January, 2021, the ACC filed five cases against 33 people, including Halder, for allegedly laundering over Taka 350 crore of International Leasing and Financial Services Limited (ILFSL). He had laundered about Taka 80 crore to Canada and amassed about Taka 426 crore beyond his known sources of income, the case documents said.

-BSS.


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