Anindita becomes ‘big fish’ only at 20 by fake loan of Tk 168cr!...

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Anindita becomes ‘big fish’ only at 20 by fake loan of Tk 168cr!

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 03:47 PM, 22 January 2021  

Anindita Mridha, an associate of Prashant Kumar Haldar (PK Halder)

Anindita Mridha, an associate of Prashant Kumar Haldar (PK Halder)

Anindita Mridha, an associate of the most discussed Prashant Kumar Haldar (PK Halder), has taken Tk 168 crore as a director of Winter International Limited by showing fake loans from two companies. 

Not only that – she filed an income tax return of crores of takas as the capital of fish farming at the age of only 20 years, but could not show any evidence of her legitimate income. Anindita became the owner of crores of takas through the connivance of her father Sukumar Mridha and PK Halder.

She bought 165 acres of land in her own name at Kachua in Bagerhat. Her father Sukumar Mridha, on the other hand, bought 3,000 satak of land in three places of the country.  

The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC), meanwhile, has arrested Sukumar and Anindita on Thursday in a case on charges of acquiring non-income assets and money laundering. 

Then the investigating officer Md. Salahudin submitted a report, requesting their remand. Such information has come up in that report.

The report of Md. Salahudin mentioned that PK Halder and his associates illegally transferred around Tk 160 crore from 2015 to 2019 to various bank accounts of his mother Lilabati. Later, she handed over checks and cash from Halder’s bank account to PK Halder, Abantika Boral and Sukumar Mridha. She transferred Tk 1.5 crore from Halder’s bank account that earned illegally. Apart from this money, accused PK Halder and his associates illegally transferred huge amounts of money to Sukumar’s bank account at different times. Through this, accused Sukumar bought 3,000 acres of land in Pirojpur, Bagerhat and Rupganj in Narayanganj.

According to the report, Anindita Mridha, a student at the age of 20, opened her income tax documents and declared her income tax return for the 2014-15 tax year that she had amassed an asset of Tk 1,04,87,500. 

While reviewing her income tax document - Anindita made Tk 1,02,87,500 as the capital from fish farming, however, she could not show any legitimate source of her income. Even during the investigation, she could not show any valid evidence in favor of this.

According to the report, the accused Sukumar transferred Tk 1.5 crore illegally acquired to his daughter Aninda Mridha’s bank account. With this, she bought 165 acres of land in her own name at Kachua in Bagerhat. But she could not show any authentic information in her income tax documents.

As a director of Mridha Winter International Limited, Anindata took a loan of Tk 68.51 crore from International Leasing and Financial Services Limited for two terms, which she did not repay. Besides, she took Tk 100 crore from FAS Finance and Leasing by showing a fake loan but did not repay.

Meanwhile, the court has remanded Sukumar Mridha and Anindita Mridha, associates of PK Haldar, in the ACC case for three days on charges of acquiring assets outside the known income and money laundering.

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