ACC arrests PK Halder’s female friend Abontika

Staff Correspondent | Published: 13:11, Jan 13,2021 | Updated: 00:03, Jan 14,2021


The Anti-Corruption Commission on Wednesday arrested Abontika Boral, a female friend of former NRB Global Bank managing director Prashanta Kumar Halder.

The commission deputy director Salauddin arrested her form the capital over her alleged link with PK Halder, said ACC director for public relations Pranab Kumar Bhattacharjee.

Earlier, on January 5, the High Court slapped an international travel ban on 25 people, including Abontika, for their alleged connection with PK Halder.

Halder is facing an allegation of embezzling over Tk 10,000 crore, which he took  out as loans from different financial institutions in the name of companies owned by him and his family members.

Halder fled the country after allegedly embezzling the money.

International Criminal Police Organisation, commonly known as Interpol, issued a red notice against Halder on Friday.

The notice was issued following a request from the Bangladesh authorities.

The move was initiated after the High Court on November 19 asked the government and the ACC to explain in 10 days what steps were taken to bring Halder back to the country from abroad.

On January 4, Salauddin arrested PK Halder’s close aide and businessman Shankha Bepari after a two-hour interrogation at the commission’s interrogation cell.

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