ACC summons Dacca Dyeing MD, 9 others over PK Halder link

Staff Correspondent | Published: 23:40, Jan 27,2021


The Anti-Corruption Commission on Wednesday summoned Dacca Dyeing Manufacturing Company Limited managing director Gias Uddin Quader Chowdhury, three of its directors and six people from three other companies for their alleged link with former NRB Global Bank managing director Prasanta Kumar Halder.

Of them, Dacca Dyeing’s MD Gias Uddin, directors Samir Quader Chowdhury, Samiha Quader Chowdhury  and Sajia Quader Chowdhury were asked to appear on the commission on February 2, said ACC director for public relations Pranab Kumar Bhattacharjee.

They all are relatives of former Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury who was executed for crimes against humanity in 1971 during the liberation war.

Excellent Builders Limited managing director Hasibul Bashar and its chairman Sultana Airin Parvin were also asked to appear on the same day, Prabnab said.

Kornopur Agro Industries Limited chairman Akter Hossain Bulbul and its managing director Farida Jahan Bulbul and Elide Solar Energy chairman M Mustafa Al Mahmud and M Atiqullah were also asked to appear on February 3.

The commission said that it would interrogate the people to collect information about the Tk 2,000 crore laundered by PK Halder.

Meanwhile, the commission sent PK Halder’s female friend Abantika Baral to jail after a three-day remand.

On January 25, the commission filed five cases against 33 people including PK Halder for allegedly laundering over Tk 350 crore of International Leasing and Financial Services Limited, a nonbanking financial institution.

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