Arrest warrant issued against PK Haldar – National – observerbd.com

Published : Wednesday, 2 December, 2020 at 6:00 PM
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Arrest warrant issued against PK Haldar



A Dhaka court has issued arrest warrant against Proshanto Kumar Halder (PK Haldar), the disgraced director of  the ILFSL,  in a case filed by the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) over illegally amassing around Tk 3,600 crore.

Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Kayesh issued the order on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the High today expressed dissatisfaction for not issuing warrant against PK Haldar and taking no steps to bring back him from abroad despite a petition filed two months ago.

At the same time, the HC asked the authorities concerned to submit the photocopies of the ejahar and petition seeking arrest warrant against PK Haldar to the ACC by December 9.

An HC bench of Justice Nazrul Islam and Justice Ahmed Sohel passed the suo moto order.

Earlier on September 7, International Leasing and Finance Services Ltd (ILFSL) filed an appeal with the same HC bench in this regard.

Halder reportedly amassed Tk 3,600 crore and laundered the money abroad while performing his duties as director at ILFSL.

On January 8, Anti-Corruption Commission also filed a case against Haldar for acquiring wealth of approximately Tk 274,91,55,355 (almost Tk 275 crore) beyond any known income sources and money laundering.

On September 7, PK Haldar filed the appeal with the High Court (HC) seeking permission for his safe return to the country.

In his appeal, Haldar who fled to Canada after amassing the money, said that he want to return for providing help to recover the amassed money of ILFSL and sought security after his return back home.

But, the same day an HC bench gave directives to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to take necessary steps to arrest Haldar soon after his return home from abroad.

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