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PK Halder’s two aides remanded for 3 days

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 04:42 PM, 21 January 2021  

Two close aides of Proshanta Kumar (PK) Halder on a three-day remand

Two close aides of Proshanta Kumar (PK) Halder on a three-day remand

A Dhaka court has placed Sukumar Mridha and Aninditata Mridha, two close aides of former managing director of NRB Global Bank and Reliance Finance Ltd Proshanta Kumar (PK) Halder, on a three-day remand. 

Dhaka Metropolitan Senior Special Judge KM Emrul Kayesh passed the remand order on Thursday.

Earlier, Investigation Officer (IO) in the case Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Deputy Director Md Salahuddin produced Sukumar Mridha and Aninditata Mridha before the court seeking three-day remand for each. 

Earlier in the morning, the ACC arrested Sukumar Mridha and her daughter Anindita Mridha after questioning. Apart from these two, on January 13, the ACC arrested Haldar's girlfriend Abantika Boral from Dhanmondi area of the capital. Later, the court placed Abantika on a three-day remand. 

The anti-graft body arrested another associate of PK Halder - Shankha Bepari - On January 4, following hours of interrogation at its head office in the capital. The ACC found a flat under his possession, which was actually bought by PK Halder. 

On January 5, the High Court imposed an international travel ban on 25 people, including Abantika, for their alleged connection with PK Halder.

PK Halder is facing an allegation of embezzling over Tk10,000 crore, which he took out as loans from different financial institutions in the name of companies owned by him and his family members. Halder fled the country after the accusations surfaced.

The International Criminal Police Organization, commonly known as the Interpol, issued a red notice against PK Halder recently following a request from Bangladesh Police. 

The move came after the High Court on November 19, 2020, asked the government and the ACC what steps were being taken to bring him back to Bangladesh. 

On January 8, 2020, the ACC filed a case against Halder on charges of amassing about Tk275 crore beyond the known sources of income.