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ACC attaches PK Halder’s 71 acres land, other assets

Staff Correspondent | Published: 20:27, Feb 25,2021 | Updated: 00:49, Feb 26,2021

 
 

PK Halder

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Thursday confiscated huge properties, including about 7,080 decimals of land, possessed by former NRB Global Bank Limited managing director Prasanta Kumar Halder.

Commission investigator M Salahuddin has recently taken hold of hundreds of deeds from Narayangaj area relating to the properties, said the investigator.

The commission, he said, seized the properties following a court order on the day. The monetary value of the properties is yet to be estimated.

The lands are located in Narayanganj, Narsingdi and Dhaka, he said.

The anti-corruption agency has also confiscated a 10-storey building in PK Halder’s name at Uttara in the capital.

PK Halder is wanted in a corruption case filed by the ACC in January 2020 on charges of money laundering and amassing wealth worth Tk 274.91 crore beyond his known sources of income.

He has allegedly embezzled over Tk 10,000 crore after he has received loans from various financial institutions in the name of companies owned by him and his family members.

Earlier, on October 24, 2020, PK Halder informed the office of the attorney general and the Anti-Corruption Commission that he would not be able to return to the country from abroad on October 25, 2020 as scheduled as he had developed COVID-19 symptoms.

Previously he had expressed his intent to come back to ‘help’ International Leasing and Financial Services Ltd to recover its money.

PK Halder made a U-turn two days after the High Court on October 21 asked the inspector general of police and the ACC to arrest him immediately on his arrival at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka from Dubai and ensure his presence at the lower court where he was wanted in the corruption case.

On November 26, 2020, Dhaka Metropolitan Senior Special Judge Court’s judge KM Imrul Kayes issued a warrant for Halder’s arrest and sent the order to the home ministry.

In January, the International Criminal Police Organisation, commonly known as Interpol, issued a red notice against PK Halder.

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