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Tk 3,500cr Embezzlement

ACC summons PK Halder, 4 others

Staff Correspondent | Published: 01:31, Aug 05,2020

 
 

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Tuesday summoned former Reliance Finance Limited managing director Proshanto Kumar Halder and four others for interrogation for their alleged involvement in embezzlement of about Tk 3,500 crore from People’s Leasing and Financial Services.

The four others are — Shaw Wallace Bangladesh Ltd managing director M Nurul Alam and directors Rezaur Rahman, Mizanur Rahman and Syeada Ruhi Gaznabi, ACC public relations director Pranab Kumar Bhattacharjee told reporters.

The commission deputy director Gulshan Anwar Pradhan in separate notices asked them to appear before the commission on August 10 to face its interrogation as there is an allegation that they embezzled about Tk 3,500 crore from PLFS, he said.

Earlier on January 8, the ACC filed a case against PK Halder, also former NRB Global Bank Limited managing director, over his alleged involvement in accumulation of illegal wealth worth about Tk 275 crore.

PK Halder and his associates allegedly had also embezzled around Tk 1,500 crore from International Leasing and Financial Services Limited in 2015-16, before PK Halder fled to Canada.

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