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Interpol issues red notice against PK Halder

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 06:57 PM, 8 January 2021  

Interpol issues red notice against PK Halder

Interpol issues red notice against PK Halder

International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) today issued a red alert against fugitive Prashant Kumar Haldar (PK Haldar) on charges of embezzling around Tk 3,500 crore.

AIG (Media) Sohail Rana at police headquarters (PHQ) confirmed the development on Friday.

He said Interpol had issued a red alert against PK Haldar on Friday at the request of the police.

Earlier, the Anti-Corruption Commission sought Interpol's help through the Home Ministry to bring PK Haldar back to the country. Interpol wants documents of all the cases filed against PK Haldar in response to the application. Later on December 2, Dhaka Metropolitan Senior Special Judge KM Imrul Kayesh issued a warrant for the arrest against PK Haldar through Interpol.

On 8 January this year, the corruption watchdog filed a case against PK Halder on the charge of amassing wealth worth Tk275 crore through illegal means. The charges are under investigation now.

On 21 January, the High Court ordered the seizure of all assets, bank accounts, and passports of 19 people, including PK Halder, in connection with the smuggling of around Tk3,600 crore.

Halder reportedly expressed his interest in returning the embezzled money after ILSFL contacted him several months ago.

ILSFL lawyers then filed a petition with the High Court in October this year, seeking assurances that he would not be arrested or harassed upon his return.

After a hearing, the court passed its order on the petition, instructing the authorities concerned to arrest him upon his arrival home.