Arrest warrant issued against PK Haldar...

Dhaka, Tuesday   26 January 2021

Arrest warrant issued against PK Haldar

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 05:33 PM, 2 December 2020   Updated: 07:19 PM, 2 December 2020

Arrest warrant issued against PK Haldar

Arrest warrant issued against PK Haldar

A Dhaka court today issued an arrest warrant against PK Haldar (Prashant Kumar Haldar) in a case filed by the ACC on charges of money laundering.

Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Kayes passed the order on Wednesday at the request of the investigating officer.

Meanwhile, the High Court has expressed dissatisfaction for not issuing an arrest warrant against the former managing director (MD) of NRB Global Bank and Reliance Finance Limited PK Haldar despite applying two months ago. At the same time, the court directed to submit a photocopy of the statement filed against PK Haldar and a copy of the arrest warrant application. The ACC has been asked to submit the data before the court by December 9.

A virtual High Court bench comprising Justice Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Ahmed Sohail passed the order.

Earlier, on September 7, ILFSL had filed an application in the same bench of the High Court. The court then said that the next order would be issued if ILFSL informed in written how and when PK Haldar wants to arrive in-country.

Later, PK informed the High Court about Haldar's return to the country on October 20. PK Haldar's company, ILFSL, informed the High Court that it had booked a flight from Dubai to Dhaka on October 25 on an Emirates Airlines flight. The flight is scheduled to land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 8 am Bangladesh time.

After considering the overall aspect, the High Court allowed PK Haldar to return to the country. The court also directed the IG and immigration police to arrest PK Haldar as soon as he returned home. Besides, the High Court directed the law enforcement agencies to give PK Haldar a chance to pay while he is in jail.

There are allegations against PK Haldar of embezzling Tk 1,500 crore from international leasing. He also embezzled around Tk 3,500 crore in total, according to various media reports.