Money laundering abroad
PK Halder’s ‘girlfriend’ Abantika remanded for 3 days
Published: 03:34 PM, 13 January 2021 Updated: 07:11 PM, 13 January 2021
Abantika Boral is being remanded; Photo: Daily Bangladesh
The court today has granted a three-day remand to Abantika Boral, ‘girlfriend’ of Prashant Kumar Halder (PK Halder), former managing director of Reliance Finance and NRB Global Bank in a case filed by the ACC on charges of known non-income assets and money laundering.
The court of Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Kayes passed the order after a hearing on Wednesday afternoon.
Earlier in the morning, the ACC arrested her from Dhanmondi in the capital. ACC Deputy Director Md. Salauddin confirmed the matter.
“Abantika has been accused of cooperating with PK Halder to acquire known non-income assets and money laundering through various illegal businesses and illegal activities” — on such allegations, a notice signed by ACC Deputy Director Md. Salauddin was sent to Abantika Boral’s Dhanmondi flat in the capital for questioning. She was asked to appear before ACC at 10:00 am on December 28 last year.
Even after receiving the letter, she did not appear in time. She could not appear due to any personal reason or when she will be able to appear — she did not inform the ACC in written or over the phone.
The letter sent to Abantika said that if she failed to appear at the scheduled time on the specified day, she would be deemed to have no statement about the complaint. Later, the ACC will take legal action against her based on the evidence.
PK Haldar’s girlfriend Abantika Boral lived in flat 12/E of house no. 39, Saat Masjid Road, 10/A, Dhanmondi.
Earlier, Interpol had issued a red notice on January 8 against fugitive accused Prashant Kumar Halder. A red notice was issued to Interpol at the request of the National Central Bureau (NCB) of Bangladesh Police, i.e. the Dhaka branch of Interpol.