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PK Halder's aide remanded

FE Report | January 14, 2021 00:00:00

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Wednesday arrested Abantika Baral, a close aide to Proshanta Kumar Halder, popularly known as PK Halder, from the city's Dhanmondi area on charge of illegal wealth accumulation and money laundering.

Following the arrest, Abantika was produced before the Judge's Court where Senior Special Judge KM Imrul Kayesh granted a three-day remand for the ACC to interrogate the arrestee.

The accused was detained by an ACC team led by its Deputy Director Md Salauddin, ACC public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharjee confirmed the FE.

He said, "Ms Baral's involvement in illegal wealth accumulation and money laundering was found during investigation into a graft case filed against PK Haldar last year."

The national anti-graft body filed the case against former managing director of NRB Global Bank Ltd PK Halder on charges of gaining illegal wealth worth over Tk 2.75 billion on January 8, 2020.

Ms Baral was summoned by the ACC on December 29 last year for questioning as part of investigating the graft charges against PK Halder but she did not show up.

On January 04, close associate of Mr Halder, Shankha Bepari, was arrested as his involvement was found in the graft empire of PK Halder.

On January 05, High Court issued a travel ban against 25 associates of Mr Halder, including his mother Lilaboti Halder.

Meanwhile, Interpol issued a red notice against PK Halder on January 08, who allegedly laundered over Tk 100 billion of four non-banking financial institutions (NBFIs) abroad.

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